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Yesterday, we worked with the scientists at Purdue's Birck Nanotechnology Center to design a strategy. We started with assets, of course. To make the process easier, we divided our group into three. Each table had 5-6 people. We agreed on a core set of assets...

Based on the continuing work we are doing in developing entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems, the Lab has compiled a guidebook for practitioners. The publication provides practionters with insghts into the critical tools, frameworks and disciplines that the Lab uses to guide the design of these...

The Kauffman Foundation's  entrepreneurship initiatives are undergoing transformation. Under the leadership of Victor Hwang,  Kauffman has assembled an impressive team of young professionals with ambitious plans to support the replication of entrepreneurial ecosystems across the country. Victor turned to the Lab for assistance in designing a...

Purdue Healthcare Advisors (PHA) is working with 14 Critical Access Hospitals across Indiana to introduce new "lean" processes. These very small hospitals are facing enormous challenges. Some are part of larger healthcare systems that are reorganizing. Others are facing major financial challenges. They chronically have...

Three months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Puerto Rico is still reeling. Much of the island remains without electricity, reports The Washington Post, and many businesses remain closed. Hurricane Maria has also worsened the island's massive debt crisis. NPR reports that stretched budgets have...

Large food companies are losing the growth race. Smaller, more agile companies are growing at a far faster rate. As a result, the largest 25 food companies are losing market share. In response, they are  acquiring some of these smaller fast growth companies. But is there...

Purdue CareerMaker is an exciting new initiative to develop innovative solutions to the growing workforce challenges faced by employers in Indiana.  With multiple sites throughout Indiana, Purdue will be engaging employers to design new career pathways that are specifically tailored to their needs.  This demand–driven...

At the Agile Lab, we use visualizations to capture insights about systems. Increasingly, we recognize challenges we face are related to complex systems that we cannot see. So, we turn to drawing. This task is not too dissimilar to the challenges of facing the life sciences....

In 2013, we went to Stuttgart, Germany to explore a simple question: Could we organize the innovation ecosystem of a U.S. by following Fraunhofer principles? Could we borrow and apply Fraunhofer tools and frameworks of technology management and innovation management? Could we assist both small...