Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

Continuing our Partnership with New Jersey Innovation Institute

We finished up our time in New Jersey this week guiding a strategy workshop with administrators from a large health system. As you might imagine, they face lots of strategic issues. Yesterday, we help them tackle some operational concerns related to engineering systems – HVAC, telecommunication, maintenance, etc. In just three hours we came up…

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Building an Agri-Food Ecosystem in the Netherlands

The Lab is  heading back to The Netherlands. We are working with our Dutch partner, Human Insight,  on a workshop to develop  an innovation and entrepreneurial  ecosystem in agribusiness and food in The Netherlands. We are working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the food accelerator, FoodStars, to organize this workshop. …

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New Initiative: Agile Innovation

Both markets and technologies are changing rapidly. Finding new markets for existing technologies and new technologies for existing markets is often a complex challenge. Agile Innovation is the latest solution set from the Purdue Agile Strategy Lab. For the past four years, we’ve been partnering with Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute to make these  technology innovation management…

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Start-up and Innovation Ecosystems: The Value of Testbeds

It’s no surprise that academic research often lags behind market developments (Brown & Mawson, 2017). What if, to help us close this gap, we thought of practitioners and policy makers as researchers? What if we consider them not users of research but co-producers? Sound strange? It shouldn’t. This trend is underway in the agricultural sector.…

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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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New Jersey Innovation Institute Opens its Agile Strategy Lab

Over the past four years, we’ve worked” with the New Jersey Institute of Technology on the launch of their New Jersey Innovation Institute. Many of the ideas underlying Institute emerge from our discussions. Beginning last spring, the Institute launched its own Agile Strategy Lab. In addition to adopting our approach to agile strategy, the Lab…

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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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Trenton, NJ Business Innovation Project

Next week, we will head back to Trenton, NJ. For the second year in a row we will be working with local businesses and civic leaders to design a set of strategies focused on designing an ecosystem that will help small businesses grow. We are partnering with the City of Trenton to provide the Trenton…

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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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