Will an ‘innovation renaissance’ be part of a post-COVID America?

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If there is one thing that comes out of a crisis or emergency, it is the opportunity for innovation. And as COVID-19 has held the country in its grip for nearly two months, America has had to adjust and adapt almost every aspect of life. From how we work, shop and educate to how we stay fit and interact, just about everything has had to change.

With those changes comes ingenuity and innovation. And it is expected that from COVID-19 will come inspiration and a new wave of innovation.

“Just how we will shop, eat, teach, connect with one another and travel in the future remains to be seen,” said Dr. Ashley Gess, an assistant professor of STEAM education at Augusta University. “For America, this is a golden opportunity to think outside the box and re-evaluate how to innovate to meet its changing needs and be a global leader in online learning and in the services industries.”

Gess says enhancing the stay-at-home experience through improved connectivity and enhanced distribution mechanisms would be a boon to an aging society as well as to people who are hesitant to venture out as much as they once had.

If you are a journalist looking to cover the role innovation will play in a post-pandemic era, then let our experts help with your stories.

Gess is a respected expert in innovation and she is available for interviews. Click on her name to schedule a time to speak with her.


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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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