Joe Nadan, an inventor and innovation Sherpa, will give a presentation titled "Innovate to Success" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Darien Library, 1441 Post Road.

The event is co-sponsored by the Darien Entrepreneurs Group and the Darien Chamber of Commerce.

Nadan invented, innovated and/or worked on many products and services that are used by millions of people, including EZ Pass, CDROM and 16:9 HDTV, for which he received a 2002 EMMY for Scientific and Technological Advancement.

He is a professor of management of technology and business innovation at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.

He believes that people do not have to be scientists to apply proven formulas and methods to increase the probability of success for a product or service before it is created.

Nadan will first show entrepreneurs, investors and anyone wanting to launch a new product how to reduce risk by applying an outcome-driven innovation method to the enterprise.

In the second part of his presentation, Nadan will demonstrate a vastly improved brainstorming technique to develop new business opportunities.

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His presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a business networking reception, where refreshments will be served.

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