Innovating Energy, One Project at a Time with Amy Simpkins
Amy Simpkins, CEO at muGrid Analytics, which solves wicked problems at the intersection of energy technology and economics using math and modeling joins Enterprise Radio. Amy is also an innovation facilitator and author of the recently published book, Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion.
- Why is the energy sector a hotbed of innovation right now?
- Why do you advocate for project-based innovation rather than sweeping, visionary change?
- How has your work in energy and aerospace informed your study of the subject of innovation?
- What is innovation mindset and why is it so important for entrepreneurs and leaders?
- Why do you say that “innovation is for everyone”?
Tip: Allow your process to be iterative. The best way to make your idea better is to put it out in front of real people and get feedback. Remember that part of the iterative process to create some empty space to integrate what you have learned and strategically decide how to move forward.
Amy Simpkins has an engineer’s brain and a poet’s heart. She is CEO of the renewable energy consulting/tech startup muGrid Analytics. muGrid solves problems at the edge of energy technology and economics using math and modeling, and is dedicated to creating a sustainable energy future for the planet, one project at a time.
Ms. Simpkins is also a speaker, author, and thought leader in innovation. She facilitates massive leaps forward, helping individuals and organizations bring innovative ideas into reality so they can change the world with their unique magic. She believes that innovation is for everyone and holds the key to both personal fulfillment and lasting global change. She has been helping innovators implement their ideas since 2013 and is the author of Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion.
Previously, Ms. Simpkins designed, integrated, and operated spacecraft at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. During her 10-year tenure as an aspiring Spacecraft Systems Architect, she contributed to diverse programs such as Juno, Stardust-NExT, Orion, and Space Radar, as well as dynamic idea incubation groups for new and exciting aerospace innovation.
Ms. Simpkins holds an SB in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MS in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California. She is a messy chef, a world traveler, a taekwondo orange belt, a homeschooling mom of three, and a tough cookie in the Colorado backcountry.
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