UAH CMER – ATN along with Mitch Hamm, Center Director of Muscle Shoals – ATN, NW Shoals Community College worked closely with Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Alumni – Major Events committee to host “Innovation Driving Our Future”.

As part of the two hour learning session, ATN Center Director Mitch Hamm provided an overview of Innovation and why it is a critical and necessary process that should be integrated into all companies: service, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. “If U.S. companies are to stay competitive in the continuing global economy, a consistent effort must be made to innovate,” said Hamm.

(l to r) Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, Mitch Hamm

(l to r) Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, Mitch Hamm at Leadership event  Oct 23, 2013

Missed Hamm’s Presentation on Innovation?

Watch videos that summarize the case for U.S. businesses to add a continual Innovation process to their companies.   Why Innovation? videos click here and scroll down the page to Innovation.


Leadership Alumni Get Involved with Create Activity

Along with Hamm’s presentation, UAH ATN staff assisted with an on-hands “create” activity using a tool that stimulates creative thinking by using a mix of related and non-related stimulus.

See photos of Leadership alumni and guests participating in the Create activity via Facebook:

Where is future of Innovation going in the Automobile Industry?

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, Engineering

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, the featured speaker for “Innovation Driving Our Future” event -highlighted future innovations in the Automotive Industry, one of the largest consumer product markets in the world.  Dr. Balasubramanian, executive director, University of Alabama Research Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies, provided a glimpse of innovative technologies that are included on automobiles such as the new 2014 Mercedes S-Class sedan all the way to futuristic technologies that will show up in the next 5-15 years .