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Invention and innovation: An introduction
Invention and innovation: An introduction

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1 Part 1 Investigating the innovation process

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In Part 1 I invite you to look around at the technological products in your home or at work and consider their development history and their impact on the lives of you and your family. I then define the key concepts associated with the process of invention, design, innovation and diffusion.