Ashesi Professor named 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award (TDIA) recipient

Dr. Ayorkor Korsah, Assistant Professor at Ashesi, has been named a 2013 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award (TDIA) recipient. The TDIA, based on the studies of Harvard Business School Professor Christensen, and led by Tribeca’s Craig Hatkoff, celebrates people whose ideas and projects have created meaningful impact in their fields. Its goal is to highlight applications of, and advancements, in disruptive innovation theory that have spread far beyond their original technological and industrial realms. 

Dr. Korsah was named an honoree, together with Ken Goldberg of UC Berkeley, for their work in founding the African Robotics Network (AFRON). Since its launch in 2012, AFRON has grown to 300 members from 25 countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania, with affiliated members in the U.S and France, among others. One of AFRON’s most recent projects was the “$10 Robot” Design Challenge that saw participants create extremely low cost robots to aid robotics education.

Dr. Korsah, along with other 2013 honorees, will receive awards known as Maslow’s Silver Hammers, in honor of psychologist Abe Maslow, who created the famous hierarchy of human needs.

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