When I ask inventors the question, “What’s the biggest roadblock to innovation,” there’s almost universally a moment of pause.
Innovation seems to be an endless series of blockades. It’s hard to pick just one. Sometimes the barriers are self-inflicted, such as not thinking big enough. Sometimes they’re external pressures that prevent innovators from even operating.
I asked the attended innovators and inventors that very question about roadblocks at the 2018 IRI Annual Conference and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) SBIR/STTR Phase II Grantee Conference in Atlanta. After they paused for a moment to figure out which roadblock was the worst, they gave me their answer. I assembled the best and most frightful ones in this “man on the street” video. Do you suffer the same roadblocks? Got some new ones you’d like to share with your fellow innovators?
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