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Satellite Applications Catapult

James Johnson Innovation

There’s a place between a brilliant idea and a finished marketable product called the “valley of death.” It’s a treacherous place where fresh, visionary thoughts confront the harshness of real world implementation. When new ways of thinking confront this infamous valley, they need either the resolve and resources to weather the challenges ahead or to form an alliance with those …

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GISTDA: Visiting Thailand’s Space Agency

James Johnson Innovation

While Thailand draws people from all over the world to experience its intricate temples, dazzling beaches, and mouthwatering food, few may realize that this country also hosts its own space agency. Nearly 75 miles southeast of the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, amid the industrial setting of the Chonburi district, one can find a place of collaborative efforts, inspirational exhibits, and …

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Makerspace Thailand: Enabling Simple Innovation

James Johnson Innovation

Among all of our discoveries in Southeast Asia, one has been consistent: this is a region of simple, hands-on innovation. From using one engine to propel everything from a boat to a tractor, to repurposing everything from old tires to fallen bombshells, the people of Southeast Asia find simple solutions to real world problems. It was this culture that inspired …

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Christchurch Rebirth through Creativity & Innovation

James Johnson Innovation

On February 22, 2011, a 6.3 magnitude aftershock from a series of previous earthquakes hit the Canterbury region of New Zealand toppling buildings, compromising structures, injuring over 1,500 individuals, and claiming 185 lives. We saw the stories of the devastating earthquake unfold from a TV screen in Melbourne, Australia as we were about to catch…