Max Kemats

Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute on Technology, Innovation and Creativity: University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art 

Max Kemats, raised in Salem, Ohio, is currently a rising third-year student at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Economics with minors in Innovation and Public Health. He is a NEXT Innovation Scholar (NIS) and a University Honors Program member. Max has embraced a transdisciplinary approach to his education fueled by experiential learning experiences.

During his time in NIS, Max has been able to develop a skill set and passion for human-centered design, innovation strategy, and strategic foresight. Over the past two years, he has had the opportunity to consult for one of the world’s largest beverage manufacturers, facilitate innovation workshops, and take a lead role on the inaugural Future Creators report. In October of 2023, Max was launched as a University Innovation Fellow by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University.

While in Glasgow, Max is eager to learn how Scottish culture influences innovation. He is also excited to learn how his UKSI peers approach creativity and innovation within their disciplines.