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Want To Be More Innovative? Train Your Employees!

The disconnect is stunning: While innovation executives around the globe name innovation as one of their top three priorities, 70 percent of them rate their company’s innovation capabilities as just average (source: Boston Consulting Group, 2014). This gap inspired CIMS … Read More

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How Much Are You Spending on Innovation?

The CIMS Innovation Management Report, published six times a year, is jam-packed with informative, thorough articles on research in the field of innovation management and the management of technology, whether it’s being done by CIMS researchers or fellows or by … Read More

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Like Kevlar, Stephanie Kwolek was Made of Strong Stuff

As DuPont’s year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Kevlar® came to close, CIMS’ Innovation Management Report marked the occasion by publishing a tribute to Stephanie Louise Kwolek, the inventor of the versatile, now-ubiquitous fiber, which is five times stronger … Read More

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Exploring the Not-So-Final Frontier

By Michelle Grainger Can a co-working office space featuring free coffee, exercise machines, a vertical garden, access to conference rooms and an invitation to a weekly food-truck rodeo spur innovation? The folks who manage the Research Triangle Park Foundation think … Read More

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Building Company Focuses on Foundations of Innovation

By Michelle Grainger The companies CIMS works with are committed to innovation. That’s no surprise. That holds true for a company whose industry—the home-building trade—isn’t exactly known for making innovation headlines. Ply Gem Industries stands out. It even has a … Read More

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Exec Employs Innovation in Staffing Firm

By Michelle Grainger Lots of executives work in industries that have nothing to do with their college majors. But Rolf Kleiner of staffing agency Kelly Services—a CIMS member—has gone pretty far afield. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in … Read More

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NIH Researchers Join NSF Innovation Corps

On June 18, NSF announced a program for training NIH researchers in evaluating their scientific discoveries for commercial potential. The program, dubbed I-Corps™ at NIH, is a pilot of the NSF Innovation Corps™ (I-Corps) program aimed at accelerating the translation … Read More

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Will Your Company Be a Survivor?

Fortune’s June 16 issue carried it’s editor’s boast over the magazine’s 60th annual ranking of the 500 largest U.S. companies and how their collective profits exceeded $1 trillion (“Wow!”)  More soberly, on June 14, Peter Diamandis (X-Prize founder and Singularity … Read More

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Can You Answer Your CEO’s Three Big Questions?

CEO’s ask tough questions before they fund an innovation. The toughest arrive like arrows shot in the heat of a management meeting. They aim to kill an innovation, to add it to their growing pile of unfunded projects. That’s been … Read More

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No Easy Button: The Real Story of Big Data Analytics

Now that Big Data Analytics has become a hot topic, Big Data expert Prof. Mariann Jelinek observes, “the ‘hype cycle’ has advanced to include both puff and backlash.” Big Data enthusiasts often write about such operational advantages as shorter customer … Read More

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