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Demonstrating the Distribution of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Using Patent Data and a Mapping Tool: GeoFRED® Marks the Spot

Submitted by Katrina Stierholz on December 12th, 2018
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Short Description: 

Students learn about innovation, the distribution of innovation across the country, and what can be patented. Working in groups, they examine patents and consider the changes the patents brought. They then use a mapping program and interpret data from that map to consider how local resources promote innovation.

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Florida, Richard. “The Geography of Innovation.” Citylab blog post, September 2017; https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/08/the-geography-of-innovation/530349/

Learning Outcomes: 

Students will be able to • define innovation, • define patents as protection of intellectual property, • explain how patents promote entrepreneurship, • interpret a map of patents assignments by county, and • explain the relationship between education, research institutions, and the frequency of patents and innovation.

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Stierholz, Katrina. "Demonstrating the Distribution of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Using Patent Data and a Mapping Tool: GeoFRED® Marks the Spot." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2018. https://www.projectcora.org/assignment/demonstrating-distribution-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-using-patent-data-and-mapping.