Whether I am speaking with students, farmers or just watching the latest news about a new direction in Science and Technology, I am always amazed at the Bhutanese innovation enthusiasm being developed in every sector.
The fundamental forces that drive us to innovate have not changed much since the beginning of mankind. There are the basic needs and desires: to eat, to protect our families, and to provide them with a healthy environment to grow. What has changed is that as the population increases, we are faced with an increasing set of constraints on the world’s resources. How do we continue to innovate within these constraints?
The answer is simple: Science! Innovation requires natural curiosity and determination to better understand science; we can then translate this knowledge into improved mathematical models that can be used by designers, engineers, and researchers.