Ocean energy veteran Fred Gardner shared his experiences in the lunch lecture on Monday, November 23, 2015. His main insight: since failing is inevitable, you’d better do it on a small scale.
With over 20 years of experience as an inventor, an entrepreneur and as a lecturer (at Hogeschool Inholland), Fred Gardner knows what he’s talking about when he said ‘knowledge hampers innovation’ or ‘big companies are too risk-averting to innovate’. Gardner has brought his idea for the Archimedes Wave Swing- an underwater oscillating buoy that generates electricity – from idea via a working prototype into a sell. But somehow the project got stuck after that.