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    Mini-I-Corps Program Yields Big Results

    Guest Post by Pasquale Ferrari You’ve likely heard of AmeriCorps, and of course the Peace Corps, but did you know that there’s also an Innovation Corps™, or I-Corps? A program of the National Science Foundation and part of the National … Read More

    Six Secrets of Winning Innovators

    Guest post by Rob Hoehn Each year, IdeaScale.com, an open innovation management software platform, invites its customers and subscribers to nominate winning teams for its Innovation Management Awards. The City of Calgary (Canada), Oak Ridge National Labs and the U.S. … Read More

    Cross Your “Ts” For Better Innovation

    By Paul Mugge, Timothy L. Michaelis and Michelle Grainger  Editor’s note: This article is excerpted from the May-June issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report (IMR). Paul Mugge is Director of CIMS, Michelle Grainger is its Managing Director, and Tim … Read More

    Chief Innovation Officer: There’s a Certificate for That

    Guest Post By Brett Trusko Editor’s Note: This post is excerpted from the May/June issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report. In it, Brett Trusko–assistant professor at Texas A&M University and president of the International Association of Innovation Professionals—explains why … Read More

    It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Accounting Profession Anymore

    Guest Post By D. Scott Showalter  The accounting discipline has been slower than most to adopt to embrace innovation. But that looks to be changing: More and more accounting firms are employing data analytics to better serve their clients. In … Read More

    IT Skills + Business Acumen= Savvy Data Scientist

    Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series profiling people who work for or on behalf of CIMS and its mission. This profile focuses on Rakesh Ravi, a recent Master of Science graduate of the N.C. State Department of … Read More

    Open Innovation: Six Steps to Analyze the IP Landscape

    Guest post by Wim Vanhaverbeke and Paul Germeraad Editor’s note: Wim Vanhaverbeke of Hasselt University in Belgium and management consultant Paul Germeraad have led efforts to research, validate and disseminate best practices in Open Innovation. In this article, excerpted from … Read More

    How to Create an Innovative Enterprise

    Guest post by Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D. Editor’s note: Curtis R. Carlson spoke to 500 people at the 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum in November 2016. Carlson, the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley-based Practice of Innovation, asked participants, “How … Read More

    Take These Three Steps to Foster Lean Innovation

    Guest Post By Tucker G. Marion Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt of an article that appears in the January-February 2017 issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report. In it, Tucker Marion–Associate Professor and Director, Innovation Masters Programs, D’Amore-McKim School … Read More

    Casting a Wide Web Net to Research Product Safety

    Editor’s note: For industries concerned about both innovation and public health, knowing everything about what goes into their products is a no-brainer. This responsibility is especially important for manufacturers of chemical-based products such as coatings, including paint. Sometimes, harmful effects … Read More