What does “Disruptive” mean? Thoughts on the NIH SCI 2020 meeting

Neural Regeneration Research Article:

Read the perspective from a SCI Researcher’s point of view:  

On September 12 and 13, 2019, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), as well as other federal agencies and several private foundations sponsored a stake holder meeting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda campus with a provocative title: “SCI 2020: Launching a decade for disruption in spinal cord injury research”. Over the past decade, “disruptive” has become a cool buzz word for entrepreneurs to use to market their technology. In this context, disruptive means “innovative, ingenious, and unconventional” (typically definition #2 in online dictionaries). The hope is their new technology or business model is so powerful it will upend current technologies and come to dominate the market place.  Uber’s destruction of taxi companies worldwide is a leading example of being “disruptive”.

Read the Full Article:  Lemmon VP. What does “Disruptive” mean? Thoughts on the NIH SCI 2020 meetingNeural Regen Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 May 11];14:1527-9.

Available from: http://www.nrronline.org/text.asp?2019/14/9/1527/255969

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