Innovation

Lab Continues Work with Fraunhofer and New Jersey Innovation Institute

For the past three years, we have been working with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) to pilot innovation and technology management frameworks in the U.S. market. The models, developed by Fraunhofer IAO, have been successfully deployed in Germany but have yet to be translated into the U.S. context. In this video, Don Sebastian, head…

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Memorial University: An Engagement Leader Joins Our International Network

Memorial University, based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, is a recognized global leader in University engagement. For the past two years, we’ve been sharing our work in agile strategy with the Harris Centre, Memorial’s hub for engagement activities. Last week, we conducted a two and a half day training in Strategic Doing with 20 professionals drawn…

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Partnerships with Fraunhofer IAO and New Jersey Innovation Institute

Over four years ago, we began exploring with Fraunhofer IAO how we might integrate our work in agile strategy with their work in technology and innovation management. Both of us realized that the challenges of innovation, especially for small and midsize companies, were becoming far more complex. These companies do not have the internal resources…

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Fraunhofer Workshops at the Lab: July 24-Aug 4

From July 24-August 4, our colleague Nino Ardilio from Fraunhofer IAO will be on campus conducting workshops. For the past four years, the Lab and Fraunhofer IAO have been partnering to integrate their work in technology and innovation management. For the past two years, we have been piloting this work in New Jersey with the…

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Dynamic Wireframe for Strategic Doing Innovation Platform

Continuing our work with our Scottish partner, nooQ, we have built a dynamic wireframe of the Strategic Doing Innovation Platform. Using data from our engagements with NASA, we designed the platform to follow the workflow of a Strategic Doing process. The result is a dynamic strategy dashboard that can be used to manage complex collaborations using the…

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Purdue, Indiana and the Internet of Things

Imagine, for a moment, Indiana as the epicenter of the rebirth of Midwest manufacturing. The Internet of Things and flexible electronics have converged to create that opportunity. The Lab has been exploring this opportunity with Ali Shakouri, head of the Birck Nanotechnology Center. Birck has established a national leadership position in flexible electronics, and Indiana…

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How regional innovation clusters form

A group of researchers at Purdue are focusing their energies on autonomous transportation. Another is looking at Indiana’s role in Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. In particular, they want to leverage a new set of technologies around roll-to-roll manufacturing of low cost sensors. And then there are groups of researchers who have recently…

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Partnership with Memorial University | Newfoundland

Founded as a memorial to the Newfoundlanders who lost their lives during active service in the First and Second World Wars, Memorial University stands apart from other universities in Canada. Most notably, it is the only university for which engagement is a part of its charter.  The University operates within a Public Engagement Framework that defines…

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Agile Innovation: Designing & Guiding Innovation Ecosystems | Charleston, South Carolina | February 22-25, 2017

Innovation Ecosystems don’t just emerge by chance. They can, however, be designed and guided. This immersive workshop will show you how…in a place where it has happened. Starting with not much more than a logo, Ernest Andrade founded the Charleston Digital Corridor by surfacing a handful of innovation assets and then linking, leveraging, and aligning them to point toward…

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Moving our Innovation Thinking from Barriers to Ecosystems

Commercialization of federally funded research at universities faces a bewildering array of obstacles. The reason: innovation — the translation of knowledge into value (or money) — emerges from continuous knowledge flows. Unfortunately, these knowledge flows can be easily blocked in multiple ways. Taken together, these knowledge flows form an “ecosystem”, networks embedded in other networks,…

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