Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Boston History & Innovation Collaborative, Inc.

  • Boston, MA
  • www.bostoninnovation.org

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Mission Statement

The Boston History & Innovation Collaborative (BHIC) or "The Collaborative" is a not-for-profit alliance that exists at the confluence of educational, business, cultural, technological, economic and social institutions, and works to sustain Greater Boston's 400-year tradition of innovation. The importance of this is underlined by the participation of The Collaborative?s diverse stakeholders (?Boston Fifth Century Trustees?). The Collaborative?s mission is to:  Teach that Greater Boston's key competitive advantage is the region's centuries-long capacity to reinvent its economy through innovation;  Embed this story into Boston's culture at all levels - civic leadership, schools, visitor industry, City Hall, and the halls of academe;  Use lessons from our innovation history to help plan the region's economic development over the next 15-30 years.

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ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

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Dr. Robert Krim

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innovation, history

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EIN

31-1587755

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (A05)

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What's the Big Idea? (WTBI) The WTBI program is a very successful multifaceted educational program that is geared to 3rd graders state Social Studies standards and has three components:  a live performance  an accompanying book  teachers workshop The WTBI live performance (in conjunction with CityStage and the Boston Children's Museum) originally funded by the Yawkey Foundation, is a show that goes into schools telling an engaging story of the history innovation in the Greater Boston area (note, that the use of the term Greater Boston pretty much denotes Eastern Mass). The recently published companion book was written by distinguished children?s author Stephen Krensky, and again is designed to be a primer and engage young minds in all things scientific and innovative. A teachers workshop has also been organized to assist in getting the most from the performance and written material. This cohesive program is designed to catch the kids at their most impressionable age: this must surely be the way to cultivate our homegrown talent. A Tool for Expanding the Diverse Talent Pipeline for Boston's Innovation Economy Project Description: This initiative seeks to act as a high octane primer to improve the ability of Greater Boston businesses, universities, and non-profit organizations to recruit and retain talent drawn from college-level and graduate students of color. The Problem: Though Boston has the second highest number of African-American graduates annually, these graduates typically choose not to remain in the Boston area. A combination of lingering perceptions of relatively recent Boston history and a dearth of public knowledge on contributions of people of color to the innovations of the region, contributes to this state of affairs. Stories of racial progress tend to focus on Abolitionism overlooking the vast array of other social & scientific innovations that form a good part of the African-American, Latino and Asian-American experience during the ensuing centuries.

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Principal Officer

Dr. Robert Krim

BIO

Bob Krim is the Executive Director and Founder of the Boston History & Innovation Collaborative (BHIC). BHIC (or ?The Collaborative?) is a not-for-profit alliance that exists at the confluence of educational, business, cultural, technological, economic and social institutions, and works to sustain Greater Boston's 400-year tradition of innovation. As a historian, Bob distinctively instituted a program of historical research that revealed that there is fundamental pattern of innovation that accounts for Boston?s remarkable 400-year record across different silos of innovation ? scientific, technological, financial, and social. Under Bob?s leadership, The Collaborative has played a leading role in embedding the ?innovation story? at all levels of society in Greater Boston. Such projects include the Literary Trail of Greater Boston; Boston by Sea: Maritime Trail; the Boston Family & Immigrant Project; and The Innovation Odyssey. More recently The Collaborative has operated the ?What's the Big Idea?? program - a performance (with companion book) designed to be a primer and engage young minds in all things scientific and innovative. The Collaborative also consults with development projects, historic sites, and companies on Boston?s history: indeed as a Fulbright Scholar to New Zealand in ?05 a leading newspaper dubbed Bob ?the American history guru.? In addition to his activities as a historian, Bob has had a varied career that spans economics, higher education, management consulting, tourism, not to mention and the founding two public-private partnerships - Boston Management Consortium and BHIC ? the former matching the best of Boston?s organizational development consultants with the City?s most critical urban problems. As a Harvard undergraduate, Bob covered the ?60?s as a ?stringer? for the Washington Post. Bob subsequently undertook graduate study in Economic History at the London School of Economics and US History at University of California at Berkeley. On his return to Boston, Bob taught History, Economics, and Management at Roxbury Community College, became the first chair of the Business Department, and built a community economic development focus. Krim left teaching in 1984 to focus on applying the latest in management techniques to improve Boston?s city services, simultaneously completing a Joint MBA/PhD at Boston College.

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