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Training Purdue Pharmacists

This week, we worked with 150 Purdue Pharmacy students. We used Strategic Doing to help them learn the deep skills of collaboration. Increasingly pharmacists are called upon to help address complex community health challenges. A recent example of the challenges ahead: opioid addiction. Pharmacists need to be sensitive to the signs of addiction and extensively connected to…

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New Jersey: Our Fraunhofer Testbed

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 and large companies to accelerate their innovation in this way?…

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Strategic Innovation in Food Technology

Agile approaches to strategy and innovation in technology-rich environment is a relatively new field. The availability of strategic innovation tools and techniques, specifically designed for food technology, is significantly lacking. THAT is about to change. Marcela Martinez is our very first PhD student and this is the focus of her studies. Marcela has an MS…

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems in Lafayette and West Lafayette

MatchBOX Coworking Studio and the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab have entered into a new partnership, further deepening the relationship between MatchBOX and Purdue University. The focus of the new partnership is to provide a test bed for developing and strengthening entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems. Dennis Carson, Co-Founder of MatchBOX and Director for Economic Development for the…

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The Dynamic in Some Rural Towns is Shifting

Our work with the Kauffman Foundation has brought us into contact with some of the work they are doing to overcome “market gaps” in rural communities. Here’s an example from Sedalia, MO. It’s a discussion led by Evan Absher and Derek Ozkal of the Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Team. Evan and Derek are listening to the story…

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Measuring Strategic Diversity in Teams

The Lab partners with Human Insight, the developers of AEM Cube, a psychological assessment tool for measuring strategic diversity in teams. Why does this matter? Complexity scientist Scott Page from the University of Michigan explains in this interview and in his book, The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy. When confronted with complex…

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New Online Course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

October marks the month for launching a new online course in Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership. Developed by Scott Hutcheson, Associate Director of the Lab, the course is part of a new online Masters program in Engineering Technology. Developed in cooperation with Wiley Education Services, the new online Masters program is targeted toward working professionals.…

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Update on Our Work with the Kauffman Foundation

Where continuing our work with the Kaufman Foundation. Our charge involves developing a research roadmap for entrepreneurship. Kaufman is moving to a new level of performance by rethinking its role, its frameworks, and its internal operations. Over time, we see Kauffman leading the development of a new translational research model in  entrepreneurship. This research model will…

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Connecting to the REACH Collaborative in Kansas City

Through our connections to the Kauffman Foundation, we’ve met with Jon Taylor, a civic  entrepreneur and architect. Jon has developed a model called the REACH Collaborative,  a new type of  incubator designed to rebuild communities. REACH Collaborative is designed to help cities connect, organize and mobilize to solve large scale social and ecosystem challenges. The…

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Purdue’s New Digital Science Initiative

At the request of Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, the Lab is  participating in the design of town hall sessions  with faculty to support a new digital science initiative.  Announced by Jay Akridge, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity, and Suresh Garimella, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships,  the initiative is…

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