We have a plan. We have a goal. What’s the smartest and most efficient way to get there? We’ll design it. Tech Chats are intended to be concise and engaging presentations on a specific topic, followed by an open discussion. Anyone can signup to give a tech chat.
Innovation of the Month/Year
ESDi sponsors the Innovation of the Month (IOTM) award, a contest to encourage creativity and innovation in our business-related activities. The concept is simple: Share an innovative idea and win a prize! Each IOTM winner will receive a plaque to commemorate their victory. At the end of the year, all IOTM winners will be entered into a final contest to determine an Innovation of the Year (IOTY). The IOTY winner will receive a $500 bonus and the opportunity to develop their idea further into a full publication (as appropriate).
Quarterly meetings that provide a time to discuss technical topics, design strategies, and lessons learned. The primary objective is to promote the sharing of knowledge outside of everyone’s immediate work relationships.
The Innovation Challenge is an annual event to promote creativity, collaboration, and problem solving. This challenge evolved from two other annual events—the Tech Challenge and Innovation Fest. The Innovation Challenge encourages multi-disciplinary and non-technical teams of three to four people to tackle the stated challenge from various angles. Teams are also encouraged to solicit the help of industry partners such as architects, vendors, owners, and more.