Jamie Watson, How Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs Solve Critical Challenges – InnovaBuzz 405
In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Jamie Watson, the Founding Director of the Common Mission Project Australia. Prior to joining the Common Mission Project, Jamie spent more than 30 years working with the Defence Department in Australia. As an operator and a researcher, Jamie has gained unique insights into the application of novel solutions to complex problems. Having held strategic Defence science liaison roles within Australia and the United States, he has extensive experience in translating problem statements into research and development activities.
Jamie is an experienced innovation instructor, coach, and mentor. He is driven by an insatiable appetite to deliver meaningful outcomes to beneficiaries. He holds tertiary qualifications in Maritime Engineering, Technology, and Urban Planning.
In our discussion, Jamie talked to me about:
- Bringing together university students, government sponsors and lean methodology to solve big problems
- The importance of getting cross-disciplinary inputs to solving problems
- Drilling down to the real problem – beyond the presenting symptoms
Listen to the podcast to learn more.