By Matthew Leonard
March 3, 2014
Two recent interviews by the Innovation Trail served as reminders of how often the ‘innovation conversation’ is framed in terms of technology and economics, rather than in terms of genuine public policy and dialogue.
They were both broadcast on WXXI's Connections with Evan DawsonInnovation Friday.
Rich Harwood is founder and President of the non-profit Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. Innovation Trail spoke with him in late February about his proposal to train a group of 5,000 public innovators.
The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between Six upstate New York public media outlets, led by WXXI, along with WBFO/WNED, WRVO, WSKG, WMHT andNorth Country Public Radio. The initiative, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), will help the public gain a better understanding of the connection between technological breakthroughs and the revitalization of upstate New York's economy.