Creating Innovative Organizations

December 14, 2018

Over 50 Northeast Ohio innovation leaders gathered at Avery Dennison’s new Customer Innovation Center in Mentor, OH for the InnoQuest session: Creating Innovative Organizations. Dr. Gerard Puccio, Chair/Professor, Int’l Center for Studies in Creativity, SUNY Buffalo State, a world-renown authority in the field of creativity leadership, provided an overview and demonstration of creativity tools and practices for leading creative teams. In addition, he provided a solid business case for the importance of practicing and cultivating creativity throughout an organization. Participants also learned about Avery’s initiatives and toured the innovation labs: Concepts (design of packaging for customers) & the i-lab (RFID).

About the InnoQuest Innovation Management Program:

A collaborative forum offered bi-monthly to leaders and innovation practitioners of mid- to large-sized companies in Northeast Ohio. Participants gain best practices in managing and guiding the innovation process, new working relations with peer companies & leading practitioners and actionable steps to improve a company’s innovation practices. Program content has included: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Lean Start-Up Principles, Design Thinking and Creativity in Leadership. Each session is held at a location of interest throughout the region; past locations have included; Sherwin Williams, The Technology House, NASA Glenn Research Center, Baldwin Wallace Center for Innovation and Growth, Parker Hannifin’s New Innovation Center and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

To participate in the InnoQuest Innovation Management program contact:
Chris Keller (; 216-346-6300) or Grant Marquit (; 216-215-5058)