National Innovation Day is celebrated on February 16 every year. Innovation is a process of turning an idea or invention into a value-creating good or service that customers will pay for. It is an act of inventing new methods, products, ideas, etc. Innovation is considered as one of the overused terms of this generation. On National Innovation Day, young innovators and business leaders come together to celebrate change in their specific industry and seek solutions to tomorrow's challenges. In an age of increasing complexity and competition, scientists must have a platform to work directly and look beyond to solve problems. So this day provides an opportunity for scientists to meet groups of their colleagues and discuss. The term is not always used professionally, even if a person has a problem and comes up with a solution, he has gone through the inventing process.
History of National Innovation Day
National Innovation Day aims to encourage young people to be creative and innovative. This holiday focuses on those in their formative years, whose renewal doesn't need to stop in adulthood, and older people can encourage the youth and embark on their own innovations today. Innovation involves changing and introducing new ideas to things that already exist. It's a way of looking at what's going on and figuring out a new and better way to do it.
There are many young people who innovated in the past and gave us what we use today. In 1873, Chester Greenwood, a teenager from Farmington, Massachusetts, fell ill because his ear froze while skating. He made a wireframe and had his grandmother sew animal skins into it. His creation is the earmuff. In 1905, when Frank Epperson was eleven years old, he left a stick in some soda and water on his back porch one cold night. By morning he found it frozen. He called it the Epsicle, improved it, and eventually sold it to Popsicle. Today it is called Creamsicle. At the age of 8, Abbey Fleck invented a device for microwaved bacon, called the Makin Bacon.
The Institute of the History of Science in association with the Chemical Industry Association regularly organizes National Innovation Day. Holidays were created to help draw attention to people who are not only producing technology, but also those who are promoting what can be done and what is possible.
These two organizations know that every new invention, every new step forward, is based on the work done by innovators of the past.
National Innovation Day can be celebrated throughout the year by companies looking for opportunities to get great ideas from all of their infrastructure. What sets these innovators apart is that they look at current knowledge and technology and look beyond their current applications. When society changes daily, the use of technology also changes with it.
This means that innovators need to be able to understand not only the current context in which the technology exists, but also its future impacts. From this understanding, they can develop new technology that is more suitable for the uses we put the old technology in. This understanding can also inspire new forms of technology that have not been considered before.
When innovators work, it is essential that they think clearly and always look ahead. That's why Innovation Day was created, to represent and inspire these people to greater heights.
How to Celebrate National Innovation Day
Let celebrate National Innovation Day by encouraging young people to innovate. It is something to do every day, but especially today. If a child is fantasizing with an object (which is safe, of course), embrace the way they see it in new ways. They just might be on their way to finding something that can be used to improve people's lives. If you're in an environment with lots of kids, you could design a contest and have them create an item or improve an item.
You can also tinker with it during the day, because something is never too old to innovate. Check something out in your home and see if you can find a new use for it or maybe use it to improve the way you do something. You and the kids in your life can get some inspiration by learning about famous innovators or by visiting museums like the Museum of Innovation Technology, the Museum of Innovation by Kids, Creative Workshop at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Museum of Innovation and Science, Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, or Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
ObservedNational Innovation Day has been observed annually on February 16th.
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