Anyone can relate to the phrase each one of us coined as a child,“Why do I need to learn ‘this’, I will never need to use ‘this’ when I am older.” What if each of us could have used ‘this’ right then (or now) for a significant commercial purpose? Primarily focusing on post-secondary education, there is a “disconnect” between university student research, commercial business developments, and grant-making government agencies. Beehive Innovations Inc. is a new website that enables effective development of innovative ideas, components, and systems, produced by individuals, universities, organizations, and businesses, by closing this relationship gap.
According to TheEconomicCollapseBlog, a Gallup poll from earlier this year, and author Paul Osterman, about 20% of all U.S. adults are currently working jobs that pay poverty-level wages. According to the New York Times, just 56% of the 2010 class of college graduates had held at least one job by the spring of 2011. There lurks an eerie presence of a highly inefficient education system. The average college graduate will have spent 17 years of his life in the classroom, and may have just about nothing to show for it because he will have had very little, if any, real world experience. Sure, his or her mind might be brighter by multitudes, but that doesn’t substitute for the inability to find a job, nurture and grow those very minds in the job market employment sector. It would be ideal to put some of those years to use for tangible results.
Beehive Innovations helps school meet industry, but in a whole new way. Its users combine the country’s resources and knowledge efficiently to produce innovative ideas, research, products, materials, and value-added processes. According to a NationMaster statistic, the United States has fallen to 5th in the world in research and development spending compared to GDP. Beehive Innovations Inc. helps companies from all over the country find efficient and specialized resources to minimize R & D costs and difficulties. Beehive Innovations facilitates effective collaboration of the nation's major sectors (for example, businesses, government entities and university research) by connecting them with this central medium that considers each of the group’s unique goals. Also, individuals could connect more personally to government entities, thus for example having easier access to grants and the life. This means less one-sided focusing among these sectors. This also means less and less wasted efforts by engineering and manufacturing teams across the country – when they find out their research and work has already been solved elsewhere in the country. For example, find prior solutions, and then know where to research another useful area. Most of the time, this research will be done at school!
This efficient collaboration is made possible with the Beehive Innovations framework that clearly defines problems and its structure to build effective teams, those of whom can be searched by other teams. Particularly, the Beehive Innovations structure is built around site “Challenges” and social networking. The multi-faceted “Challenge” structure makes it possible to easily sort through irrelevant challenges or find particular challenges of interest. Multi-faceted relationships are also available where users can choose to classify a particular type of relationship, such as: friend, consultant, material supplier, professor, student, advisor, etc. Vice President and CFO Matthew Miller summarizes,“This site resembles a structure where crowdsourcing meets social networking, but it is also much more than that.”
With the state that the U.S. economy is currently in, a service such as Beehive Innovations is seen as vital with a consideration of several shocking statistics from TheEconomicCollapseBlog:
• One recent survey found that 77 percent of all U.S. small businesses do not plan to hire any more workers. Without relying on Congress and Washington to further aid small business growth, Beehive Innovations will help small businesses save money by finding solutions by the most talented user. It’s the theory of comparative advantage applied to its fullest. The most capable will use our nation’s resources the most efficiently. In the aggregate, and through time, these small businesses will be in greater demand as the economy grows, and will need to hire more workers.
• There are fewer payroll jobs in the United States today than there were back in 2000 even though we have added 30 million extra people to the population since then. The supply of capable and talented American workers far exceeds the amount demanded by the U.S. economy. One of the ways to ignite a thriving economy and innovate a brighter tomorrow is to fix the lack of connections throughout the country. Beehive Innovations continues to bridge this gap.
• According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16.6 million Americans were self-employed back in December 2006. Today, that number has shrunk to 14.5 million. Beehive Innovations helps guide an individual or business toward becoming his own mastermind, such as historical figures like Thomas Edison, Nicola Tesla, Henry Ford and Andrew Carnegie during the Industrial Revolution. It also gives users the tools to spend any desired amount of time (large or small) in their own self-employed practice of some kind.
• Back in 1980, less than 30 percent of all jobs in the United States were low income jobs. Today, more than 40 percent of all jobs in the United States are low income jobs. The “American Dream” is becoming less and less of a reality. Beehive Innovations invites you to “dream” with them. The creativity of the human mind is the most likely of all genius to make the United States of tomorrow a stronger and more rewarding one.
A Challenge on Beehive Innovation’s website can literally be any type of problem: large industry problems, individual projects, simple research tasks, idea seeking, or specialized help. This Challenge system will be the tool to save wasted resources and energy among all these sectors and facets of the country. Since most everyone is in agreement that there is a need to cut costs to aid the nation’s economy, it is important to give this movement of opportunity public awareness. The more and more people use the Challenge system within Beehive Innovations, the stronger, more innovative and efficient our country will become.
“We feel that most everyone will agree that the education system, in the big picture, needs some innovation and restructuring in order to save any wasted years and this nation’s resources of learning,” Matthew Miller points out. President and CEO James Junker adds that “With Beehive Innovation’s social networking feature, every individual and student user can now easily connect to the best suited industry, government entity, or other university member across the country.” So it seems that with Beehive Innovations, every member can connect to the best innovator for their particular needs. Additionally, every user can easily connect to the best suited “Challenge” or project in their field of specialization or their choosing.
Even though the most pessimistic economic analysts feel that our whole country’s economy could bust and collapse, the Beehive Innovations community believes the spirit of the American people will carry us through to a brighter end, and it starts with the logic and efficiency that Beehive Innovations Inc. makes accessible. James Junker asks,“Please join us and help build our ideal to its full realization.”