With the exponential growth in technology and expanding evolution of human needs and values, there have been many advances in innovation management concepts and practices in the 21st century.  This special session is aimed to capture some of these exciting recent advances.  For example, we can now use artificial intelligence tools to assess the market readiness of a new technology, a scientific approach for effective innovation management, and a new model of human values to build an innovative culture in an organization. We would like to invite all innovators and entrepreneurs attending this International Symposium to participate in the special session to share their contributions and insights of such advances.  For further information, please contact Oliver Yu at oliver.yu@sjsu.edu.