Tag Archives: innovation
Not Your Grandfather’s Research Park

Guest Post By Bob Geolas and Mason Ailstock, Research Triangle Park Foundation Editor’s note: The following article is excerpted from the September/October issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report. CIMS maintains an office in the Frontier Center, which represents the … Read More

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To Be More Open, Companies Need to Let Go

By Michelle L. Grainger How can be “letting go” lead to more open innovation? The way author and business professor Terri Griffith sees it, managers who want to be strategic about open innovation need to let go of practices that … Read More

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Agricultural Biotechnology is Ripe For Innovation

By Paul Mugge CIMS is a nationally-based organization, with an international reach thanks to most of our corporate sponsors, fellows and researchers. With such a broad focus, we haven’t lost sight of what is important in our own backyard of … 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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Why Big Data Is Not All Hype: The Power of Unstructured Text Analytics

“Is big data really all it’s cracked up to be?” a New York Times writer asks. And the Financial Times wondered in March whether we are making a big mistake with big data. Such queries reflect a growing worry that … Read More

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CIMS Industrial Fellow Welcomes Challenges

By Michelle Grainger The Olympics aren’t usually associated with innovation, despite the new events that debuted at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia, in February. In fact, it would be hard to find an event more wedded to tradition and … Read More

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CIMS Developing Tools/Methods To Leverage Big Data for Strategic Problem Solving

Much of the publicity around Big Data has boomed its power to capture large amounts of data and aggregate the results to make operational decisions. Admittedly there is value in this and many organizations are already realizing that value. However, … Read More

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