Entrepreneur Emma Ames · 8 November 2021
How STEM and Business Go Hand-in-Hand
As we celebrate National STEM Day, we evaluate how STEM benefits from its traditionally lucrative partnership with business, launching historical and ground-breaking careers. In our increasingly digital and mechanical world, the demand for experts in STEM has exploded. On a similar trajectory, young people’s interest in business has skyrocketed and industry demand for recruits with qualifications in accounting, business management, and marketing continues to grow. How do these industries support each other? To simplify the answer to a single word is perhaps short-sighted but at its core, it is innovations. Entrepreneurs are always on the hunt for the “next best thing” or an invention that intends to change the world. Innovators in the world of STEM often provide that product or service that business experts see the potential of. As we can see with business giants like Tesla and Amazon, the determination and ambition of entrepreneurs paired with scientific and technological development has historically launched incredible products and industry innovation that has not only produced dizzying amounts of revenue but has changed the world. Amazon has led the way in the growth of online retail and Tesla has pushed the technology behind the electric car so far forward that it has encourage many other car manufacturers to compete, increasing the rate of improvement for the tech and the performance of electric vehicles.