As a child, I was taught to take risks and color outside the lines. Later, I discovered a love of organizations, particularly visionary companies, and what makes them successful. Creativity, innovation and bringing products to market are not linear processes. It’s messy, complex, exhilarating, frustrating—and it can be done successfully when everything falls into place.

Laura B. Cardinal, Ph.D., SmartState® Endowed Chair + Director, Center for Innovation + Commercialization

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Apr 04

An Amalgam of Diverse Flavors 

MGMT 776 Unites Eclectic Minds for Strategic Innovation Just when Laura B. Cardinal thought she had experienced the full spectrum of student adventures in her MGMT 776 Strategic Innovation Planning… (continued)

Jan 08

Farewell to the PMBA Fall 2023 Graduates

SC Innovates® SmartState® Center within the Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB) at the University of South Carolina would like to proudly congratulate the Professional MBA and/or Strategic Innovation Certificate… (continued)