Trig Innovation Sponsors PDMA’s Innovate Carolina 2013

Trig, a Durham, North Carolina-based innovation management firm, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2013 Innovate Carolina conference.

Innovate Carolina, held annually at rotating sites in North Carolina and South Carolina, is in its fourth year as the signature event of the Carolinas chapter of the Product Development and Management Association.  Hosting this year’s event on April 12 is North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Keynote speakers for the event, which meets continuing education requirements for product development certified professionals, include Chris Trimble of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Eric Tomlinson, Chief Innovation Officer at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and Scott Edgett, co-founder of the Product Development Institute.

The event will feature multiple breakout sessions on various innovation topics.  Ty Hagler, founder and Principal at Trig Innovation, will lead one of the sessions, speaking on the topic of building a speed-to-market product development process.

For the fourth year running, Trig Innovation will support the Innovate Carolina event, this year as a platinum sponsor.  As part of the company’s commitment to the Carolinas PDMA, Trig will assist organizers with video production before and during the event.

“The Carolinas PDMA and the annual Innovate Carolina event hold special places in the hearts of everyone at Trig Innovation,” stated Hagler.  “This event has grown so much during the last four years, reaching new heights of participation by the Carolinas product development community.  We give to this event because it gives so much back to us—everyone that attends leaves with greater enthusiasm and passion for innovation, and a wealth of knowledge shared by both speakers and attendees at the sessions.”

The event will run from a networking breakfast to the conclusion of the event’s final keynote session on the afternoon of Friday, April 12.  North Carolina A&T will host the event in the Merrick/Craig Buildings, home of the School of Business and Economics and Department of Management.

For more information, including registration procedures, speakers, agenda, and more, please visit