Young physicians have much to teach their more mature colleagues.
Peer collaboration has increased since the internet developed, resulting in formerly impossible international networking.
One remarkable thing which distinguishes the new generation of student innovators from their elders is that they are changing the competition paradigm; rather than working secretly and erecting barriers against competitors, they are sharing experiences and learning from one another what works and what doesn't.
The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators
Scanning this list, my natural inclination was to think of larger-than-life innovators like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg -- but since that time I've come to realize that there are students on campuses across the country with these very characteristics.
Physician innovators share several key character traits with other innovators. A Harvard Business Review article by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
A professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL) and Columbia University, he distilled the research evidence and proposed five key characteristics of innovators (in addition to creativity):
This only one of several university affiliated innovation centers across the United States. These centers are often partnered with local entrepreneurial minded individuals or established business in the fields of engineering, technology, and computer science.
The most apparent advantage of University affiliated innovation centers is that they are located in centers of learning, a fertile ground for creativity, and adjacent to an academic center where students can easily access a center. The innovation center serves as a center and platform for visiting entrepreneurs, and lecturers.
Plant the seed, fertilize it, nurture it