Minventia

by daniel ferber | Feb 22, 2013
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Summary:

To develop St. Paul as the headquarters for Minnesota emphasizing what an MIT study calls a culture emphasizing humane invention. Such a model includes both commercial and social inventions. Minventia's infrastructure, already prompted by the MN legislature which gave $100,000 to the applicant to study and design a comprehensive, integrated invention and innovation support and marketing system. As the center develops it is intended to be supported by both public and private resources (see under separate cover the fiscal pattern for the New England Center as reported by the Boston Globe). The aforementioned cultural development plan was enhanced by the 1975 Mondale Lifelong Learning legislation as well as St. Paul's candidacy for the Nobel Peace prize given Mondale's special relationship with Norway and its parliament which awards the prize. Please note the Klobuchar proposal under separate cover as well as DEED's suggestions to write a history of the Minventia Project. In sum, however ambitious it may seem the Minventia Project is intended to do for Saint Paul what the Mayo Clinic did for Rochester, with the assistance of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce (under separate cover).

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Apple Valley

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United States, MN

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Minventia

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

To develop St. Paul as the headquarters for Minnesota emphasizing what an MIT study calls a culture emphasizing humane invention. Such a model includes both commercial and social inventions. Minventia's infrastructure, already prompted by the MN legislature which gave $100,000 to the applicant to study and design a comprehensive, integrated invention and innovation support and marketing system. As the center develops it is intended to be supported by both public and private resources (see under separate cover the fiscal pattern for the New England Center as reported by the Boston Globe). The aforementioned cultural development plan was enhanced by the 1975 Mondale Lifelong Learning legislation as well as St. Paul's candidacy for the Nobel Peace prize given Mondale's special relationship with Norway and its parliament which awards the prize. Please note the Klobuchar proposal under separate cover as well as DEED's suggestions to write a history of the Minventia Project. In sum, however ambitious it may seem the Minventia Project is intended to do for Saint Paul what the Mayo Clinic did for Rochester, with the assistance of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Advisory Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce (under separate cover).

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

There is no comparable program to encourage and support commercial and social inventions. To this point Minventia has been self- financed. As a global competitive strategy, Tom Friedman of the New York Times and originally from St. Louis Prark, Mn, has already reported that other countries regard inventive entrepreneurism as a MN strength whichis more important than cheap labor in other countries. Tothat end the Minventia Project resembles a Mayo Clinic for invention wellness.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

As the former director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs has pointed out, Saint Paul/Minnesota would be regarded as internationally invention friendly thereby adding new product flow to the economy of Minnesota in general and to St. Paul in particular and thus new job growth opportunities.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

As it is a unique model of ordinary citizen initiative for the public good, it is intended to inspire others to do likewise. Also new products, job opportunities and even new ways of doing things (social inventions) will have a lasting effect on human behavior and on the community. It is important to note that all of the above have been built upon input from the MN Bicentennial Commission, the Commission on MN's Future, the Governor's Council on Entrepreneurism and Innovation and testimony before the MN legislature.