Disruptive Innovation


Changes caused by innovations in space technologies are quickly affecting people around the world & educational support to teach & integrate these ideas is being swiftly developed on a global scale.


Disruptive innovation occurs when an innovation creates new opportunities that displace existing established market & value networks, products, & alliances & tends to be produced by outsiders & entrepreneurs in startups, rather than existing market-leading companies. The business environment of market leaders does not allow them to pursue disruptive innovations when they first arise, because they are not profitable enough at first & because their development can take scarce resources away from sustaining innovations (which are needed to compete against current competition). A disruptive process can take longer to develop than by the conventional approach & the risk associated to it is higher than the other more incremental or evolutionary forms of innovations, but once it is deployed in the market, it achieves a much faster penetration & a higher degree of impact on the established markets.

At times learning about disruptive technologies can trigger very intense reactions & can be overwhelming especially when trying to navigate everyday life or communicating with others. Patience is an essential tool while you work through the material in Space Explorers Academy courses & it can be helpful to have additional support. We recommend trying Woebot an artificial intelligence bot trained to provide cognitive behavioural tools & techniques to improve your mood & retrain yourself away from negative or defeating thoughts.

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