American Innovation Ecosystem Framework


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in Motion


Design Based Research Initiatives:

Industry based STEM-CTE Curriculum Development and Parent Involvement

Public-Private Municipal Communication Cooperatives

Service focused - Member led  Contractor Team Arrangements

International Business Development through Industry led Trade Missions

Community Economic Ecosystem Development

Technology Innovation, Federal Tech-Transfer and Member Intellectual Property protection, management and expansion through resource collaboration.

Community Innovation

An organic “Innovation Community” proof of concept is developing across the country by a set of organizations.  Aligning in part through specific partnership algorithms that couple institutions and people that have an interest in researching, producing and using workforce systems that marry human capital to high growth high demand ICT jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Innovation in Motion

 Innovation in Motion is part of an industry focused, design based, applied research framework that studies how best systems connect and improve in public good ecosystems.  Workforce systems are best envisioned with stakeholders including employers.  Industry allows for multiple businesses and community partners, all sharing in the outcomes.

Given the great number of Minority Technology Companies (estimated at 65,000 employers with combined annual revenues of $100 Billion), leveraging geography, our joint capacity to scale and our capacity to agree, will ignite new capabilities transforming this already fast-growing marketplace into a powerhouse of job creating opportunities.

The Council Exchange Board of Trade (CEBOT) is mission driven to provide our members with the kind business value that increases both profit and success.  CEBOT’s membership is intentionally diverse and includes government, K12, higher education, non-profits/NGO’s and business large and small with a focus on the Minority Technology Industry.

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Lead Principal Investigators

Looking Forward Research & Development

Karl Cureton

Brenda Cureton

Founder &
Executive Chairman
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President &
Principal Investigator
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"We are thankful for the innovation  process enabled from the National Science Foundation and Department of Education's approval of Design Based Research Methodology. CEBOT is committed to those initiatives that advance new ideas and create approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions in both Urban and Rural Communities of Color."

"Our vision of collaboration creates new opportunities for communty access to resources that increase our ability to better perform as individuals and groups in our global knowledge economy.  Creating transparency and governance to an industry led public/private education and economic development partnership requires both trust and agreement.  Our research is discovering breakthroughs in community growth algorithms that scale "

Innovation In Motion

Unlocking our Human Potential

Use Innovation for Good

The Knowledge Economy has arrived.  We now communicate with each other digitally with ease.  The promise of the 21st Century rests in our joint ability to connect citizenry and  critical and creative thinking to how we connect and serve the common human agenda.

Technology has become more than a tool to perform a duty.  It is now a way to connect with each other, share ideas and friendships, and vision the future.  Enabling innovation in a social networking framework requires governance and trust.  Our Design Based Research explores how data and process allow for scalable growth.


Building a Nation of Producers

HBCU Competes


The Council Exchange Board of Trade Looking Forward Research & Development program office (CEBOT LFRD) is focusing on strengthening HBCUs through enhanced  institutional planning and development and infrastructure enhancements through private/public partnerships that include the use of technology.

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