Meeting/Event Information

Design Thinking and Creative Problem Soliving

November 14, 2019
5:30 PM EST - 7:30 PM EST

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Penn State Berks, Gaige Building, Room 248
1801 Broadcasting Road
Reading, PA 19610

 The IISE Reading Chapter & PSU-Berks Flemming CEED Center

Cordially Invite You to Attend this Special Global Entrepreneurship Event

Workshop on Design Thinking & Creative Problem Solving for Teams


Sadan Kulturel-Konak & Abdullah Konak



Penn State Berks

Gaige Building-Room 248 (Campus Map)



Thursday, November 14, 2019

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


5:30 pm-6:00 pm

Registration, Social & Light Dinner

6:00 pm-7:30 pm



Cost & RSVP:

This event is free and open to all professional societies in Berks County, but you need to RSVP for reserving your seats no later than 5 pm on Monday, November 11th to make a reservation.

Contact Abdullah Konak (610-396-6310, [email protected]) for more information.



Innovation means coming up with new products, services, solutions, and ideas that improve the status quo. Today, we need innovation more than ever because of the complexity and scale of the economic, social, and environmental problems that we face in our modern society. Although creativity is one of the most basic human traits, at times it seems difficult to innovate. Innovation teams, especially in larger, established organizations, frequently fail to come up with innovative solutions. Research shows that a structured approach to innovation can improve the productivity and creativity of innovation teams. This mini-workshop introduces several techniques that can help student innovation teams in finding (a) facts, (b) new ideas, and (c) creative solutions. These techniques usually are taught in introductory-level entrepreneurship and engineering design classes. The participants of this workshop will learn how to lead their innovation teams through a product development process.