Welcome To reinventors

Reinventors gathers top innovators in virtual roundtables in the groundbreaking new medium of interactive group video. We
work on how to fundamentally reinvent our world to fit
the new realities of the 21st century.

Reinventors Highlights

Over our first two years, we have held more than 50 roundtables that brought together about 300 innovators who carried out conversations before elite audiences totaling about 15,000 and averaging about 330 per session.

Our Participants

Our roundtables are almost always filled with founders and CEOs of top companies, executive directors of national nonprofits, bestselling authors, movie directors, scientists, and artists.

Our Partners

Our partners for the in-depth series are leaders in a range of fields and include Georgetown University, the entertainment company Fandor, and Tech For America, a political non-profit backed by prominent entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley.

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

A roundtable discussion is a planned dialogue that features a single moderator, a number of carefully selected speakers who bring a range of viewpoints to a topic, and an audience that may choose to watch or take part by posing questions.

Completed Roundtables

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Reinvent the Tech Industry’s Social Impact

How could more tech companies integrate giving back
to society into their business models?

SERIES CHALLENGES

Find out the different challenges that you can participate in.

Reinvent America

American society needs a fundamental reinvention to keep pace with the all-digital, fully global and more sustainable world that lies ahead. New technologies have played a major role in driving the changes and disrupting the old 20th-century systems that were optimized for another era.

Reinvent Nuclear Security

Considering how we utilize energy has significantly increased productivity and shifted the demand curve for power. Examples include low-heat-loss frames and LED lights. As we look into the future, can nuclear power be reimagined to preserve and expand the nuclear contributions in an increasingly diversified and dynamic energy industrial landscape?

Reinvent the University

As higher education adjusts to a new economic climate and job market, the world of digital communication, and the relentless march of globalization, millennials attending university this year may expect a very different life experience from their parents.

Reinvent Hollywood

The credits have rolled on the Reinvent Hollywood series, ending a six-episode series that examined how the motion picture industry could be reimagined and restructured, from the way that films are conceived, financed, created and distributed to the radically new and important role of the audience.

Developing Next-Generation Innovators

How might we recruit and develop the next generation of nuclear security innovators,
and what new skills will they bring to the challenge?

Latest News & Updates

Reinvent America’s Infrastructure

How to Rebuild and Reinvent America’s Infrastructure

In terms of total infrastructure quality, the United States is now ranked 13th by the World Economic Forum. America has to replace and restore its infrastructure immediately. However, years of experience have taught us that the best course of action is not to simply pour federal funds into infrastructure. Several crucial sectors, such as the following, must be addressed to modernize the U.S. infrastructure landscape.

political significance

Large federal funding infusions could incentivize expenditure on expensive, brand-new projects while ignoring the infrastructure’s urgent maintenance backlogs. Or it might encourage state policymakers to focus on those localities whose political significance considerably exceeds their requirement for additional infrastructure. Indeed, it has been demonstrated that this strategy promotes excessive expenditure on politically palatable but economically dubious initiatives.

Technology

Technology

Commerce is anything but routine given how quickly infrastructure is changing. In the future, our infrastructure will need to evolve to accommodate technologies like electric vehicles, smart glasses, the Internet – Of – Things, and driverless cars. Today, drones are used to manage infrastructure maintenance, as well as to monitor new building and renovation projects. The future melting and recycling of infrastructure may be made possible by 3D printing, which can be utilized to produce parts locally for power infrastructure repairs. Energy storage and the usage of renewable resources are advancing because of smart towns and energy systems enabled by digital technology.

Accountability within the Government

The federal organizations, procedures, and roles that have supervision over project approval, management, and funding are numerous and overlap. Every asset type has a different set of circumstances. Schedule extensions where the cost increases and decreased investment returns might result from overlapping and conflicting regulations and procedures. For instance, the US Transportation Department estimates that it takes 13 years on average to complete a major roadway project from conception to completion. It is possible to learn about how other governments have enhanced decision-making procedures to expedite the pipeline for projects while ensuring that they are thoroughly examined and environmental issues are addressed.

Leadership

Infrastructure financing and funding are challenging subjects. Financing is the term for borrowed funds that must be repaid to complete a project. The cost of a project throughout its useful life is known as funding, which refers to non-repayable funds. Obtaining both of these funding sources continues to be a major obstacle to the completion of infrastructure projects, whether they are capital or maintenance-related. Alternative funding strategies being proposed by industry experts include crowdfunding and general populace partnerships in addition to the traditional funding staples of taxes and user fees.

A comprehensive strategy involving all the stakeholders—public, political, financial, and construction—is required in the effort to upgrade and improve the nation’s infrastructure. For the purpose of planning, designing, building, and maintaining infrastructure, only roughly two-thirds of today’s architectural, engineering, and construction companies have used this such as BIM.

Reinvent America

How to Reinvent America Across Many Different Fields

America has been on top of the list for almost two decades in sociology, technology, and many other fields. However, the recent changes and the pandemic hit have shaken their position. Hence, many experts suggest that it is time for the country to wake up and renovate its infrastructure, to become number one again! Stick to the end to know how America can reinvent itself in different fields with the help of people and officials.

Investing in Education

If you regularly update yourself with news, you must know that America is slowly but surely going into an economic crisis. Many states are forced to reduce their budget and make cuts, especially in the educational field. Instead of making cuts in education, Americans feel that the government must increase the reach of quality education to its citizens.

Fixing the political system

The American constitution is a 238 years old treasure. Elected officials like Trump have subtly disrespected previously. Citizens must invest time in choosing the right government representatives to improve a country.

Fixing the economic imbalance

America is famous for its imbalance in corporate culture, where companies hire and fire their employees based on their will. Nonprofit associations like The Business Roundtable have urged multinational and other corporate companies to participate in shifting to renewable energies and help fix climate problems. Taking such drastic steps can help improve the country’s overall economic infrastructure.

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Fixing the social system

The country is known for its racial and ethnic bias among people. The government must apply strict rules to prohibit discrimination based on caste, nationality, and others. The country must also build a cohesive culture to respect and appreciate people belonging to different classes of society.

Focusing on climate change

Almost 60 percent of the country believes that the country turns a blind eye to climate change. Hence, the government should be responsible for changing the American infrastructure to accommodate and rely on clean energy resources to power homes and factories. Doing so can drastically reduce the load on using natural resources.

Fixing human rights

Improving human rights means improving the future of America, and hence the country should work on improving human rights for its citizens. Over the next few years, cases of poverty should improve, and the government should work on expanding chances for minorities. Every eligible candidate should get an opportunity to vote, which can be a great reinvention for America.

Affordable health care

Citizens of America have been on this topic since Bill Clinton’s presidency, and it is time that the country works on providing low-cost, accessible health care. Without discrimination, everyone in America should be accessible to get health insurance at low costs.

Final Thoughts

Aside from the points mentioned above, America needs reinvention in various fields like the military, agriculture, and many more. If the necessary steps are adopted, America can enjoy the sweet pleasure of being on top again.

Reinvent America

Reinvent America in the New Era

The millennial era has begun and is taking a substantial toll on the functioning of developed countries like America. It is a no-brainer that America is considered the most advanced country in its economy, technology, and many more. However, the drastic shift in times has forced the country to limp sideways. With bleak employment opportunities and stagnant growth, the younger generation is forced to live a life inferior to that of their elders.

Imbalance-related racial, ethnic, and economic differences have caused cities like Detroit to turn into ghost towns. The country is in urgent need of radical change with apparent support from the government and political parties. Although the changes seem extravagant, it is the need of the hour to change the country’s economic, social and technological structure.

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The process of reinvention

With the help of statistics, experts have discovered that every 20-30 years, America falls behind in various areas, which presents itself with a chance for a radical change in the infrastructure. Post the COVOD-19 pandemic, America is set to reinvent itself in all respects, which can also benefit the entire world in various ways.

For instance, the advancement in the generation of faster computers is, in turn, forcing the development of a different set of super-fast computers. These will help develop new forms of software using artificial intelligence, which can change how we process computer data. This advancement will also solve a more significant challenge in biology and microbiology to redesign human cells.

Reinvention in robotics

Robotics and 3D printing technologies are no more alien to the world, and the country is making good use of these technologies to propel forward. Over the next decade, the world will be introduced to an innovative way to manufacture different products in the engineering sector. Also, 3D printing will help the household to produce items like toothbrushes, clips, etc., at home.

Agricultural infrastructure

Many states in America, like California, often suffer from drought conditions. Simultaneously, regions like Silicon Valley face increased water levels that can fear flooding anytime. Forecast predictors request the government to change the infrastructure, which will need states like California to stop growing crops permanently. By making changes along rivers in other cities, the growth of almonds, fruits, and vegetables can be compensated.

Reinventing power generation

Generation of power using un-clean resources is a threat to the entire mankind and not just America. However, in a decade, America’s decision to switch to clean energy resources will help the world. The cost of energy and electricity will be reduced by 50% by using clean energy sources like wind and solar energy. America also holds ambitions to provide electricity to the entire world.

As the US completes 250 decades, it has put forth all necessary elements to revamp and reinvent itself. With the help of the government and the people, it will not take long to implement these strategies.

Next Generation

Developing Next Generation Innovators

The world is slowly becoming a technological suburb with innovators in every nook and corner of a country. Considering the population growth and the increasing needs of the people, it is a mere necessity for the growth of innovators.

In today’s world, anyone trying to solve a simple or complex problem can be considered an innovator. It does not depend on an individual’s education or degree, and our education system is obsolete and does not justify the industry-oriented world around us! Hence, the future generation needs to work on the following aspects to become the best innovators.

Mindset

“A positive mindset manifests positive things.”

This quote is true and can be applied to almost anything in life. The intensity of innovation is uncertain and unpredictable. Becoming an innovator in any field is virtually impossible with a fixed and narrow mindset. A positive approach to things can help develop a fresh perspective to visualize a solution.

The ability to master

Having a positive mindset without putting work into action means nothing! According to Sean Sheppard, the founder of GrowthX, competency-based education will be the future of learning. This means people judge a person’s capability based on their competency in a particular field. Once mastery is achieved in a specific field, it becomes easier to identify a problem and innovate necessary solutions.

Collaboration

Every single problem in the world has at least one solution. However, instantly finding a solution to these problems can be daunting without an innovative mindset. The ability for people to build and grow connections, to solve a problem is the most required skill of an innovator. Next-generation inventors ought to develop communication skills and discuss ideas to communicate to different sets of audiences.

Entrepreneurial mindset

Entrepreneurial mindset

Having an entrepreneurial mindset helps complete half the work of becoming an inventor. It means by understanding the market needs and the demands of the changing world, you can find necessary solutions to the existing problems. This is only possible with dedication and an experimental mindset.

Purpose

The attitude ‘purpose before paycheck’ is an advanced mindset that helps people dedicate themselves to solving problems and finding a purpose. Many types of research show that the potential next-generation innovators already thrive with a purpose-driven mindset.

Alpha Energy

Next-generation innovators generally can think and act freely, which opens a new spectrum of thought for them. The urge to break out of the comfort zone and thrive for solutions and growth is an exciting quality for future innovators.

Conclusion

The best example for next-generation innovators is the ‘DIY Bio movement,’ where interested hobbyists and others collaborate to find solutions.   The above attitudes are necessary to groom this generation to become next-generation innovators. They can achieve anything by incorporating the above qualities in the early stages of life.

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