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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Materials Innovation Ecosystems and PLM

Businesses are desperately seeking and exploring new strategies, tools, and technologies to cope with the accelerated innovation environment that has been created due to a connected economy and rapid advancements in technology. Otherwise, as famously said by GE’s past CEO Jack Welch, “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” Innovative new materials are needed to accompany new product forms and manufacturing technologies. These new innovations require integrative thinking and collaboration across multiple domains, i.e., design, software, and hardware, and multiple scientific and engineering disciplines including the social sciences. Those enterprises who adopted Open Innovation (OI) are actively seeking new partners to address their innovation challenges. Searching the web, patent and literature databases, attending consortia and conferences, publishing “needs” to Corporate Open Innovation portals, or to external network providers, such as Innocentive, are some examples of approaches used to
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