VSP Learns about Open Innovation
On December 6, 2013, Professor Darwin was invited to speak about Open Innovation to VSP executives. VSP is a forward thinking company, and is exploring new areas for expansion, including google glass.

CPAs Learn about Open Innovation
The California Society of Certified Public Accountants is the largest statewide professional association of certified public accountants in the United States. On March 14, 2014, Professor Darwin was invited by the CalCPA Education foundation to teach about open innovation from the Balance Sheet Management perspective.

Garwood Participates in CEE Programs 
Professors Jerome Engel and Solomon Darwin participated in teaching an Executive course in “Creating and Leading on Innovative Business Culture”. Professor Darwin taught the open innovation module of the course.

Creative Innovation

On December 3, 2013, the Garwood Center participated in the creative innovation student led event. Professor Solomon Darwin moderated the discussion between distinguished group entrepreneurs: Sung Hu Kim, Nikhil Arora, Sahil Jain, Prakash Janakiraman. The panel discussion was designed to provide students and the faculty with insight on building successful innovative products. Participants learned how to execute and iterate on their ideas and ultimately deliver the best experience for their customers.

University of the Pacific & Skyline College 
In the Spring Semester of 2014, Professor Solomon Darwin was invited to speak at the University of the Pacific and Skyline College to share his life story, which is a journey in Open Innovation.