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Creating a new media business opportunity and technology platform

Creating a new media business opportunity and technology platform
Dai Nippon Printing

While global publishing company DNP had a long history of delivering information on paper and other materials, it wanted to capitalize on the emerging trend of delivering information in digital formats.

 
Forging ahead on efficiency and safety with condition-based maintenance technology

Forging ahead on efficiency and safety with condition-based maintenance technology
East Japan Railway Company

JR East was in search of true innovation to ensure their trains continue to run reliably each and every day for their passengers.

 
Pioneering and deploying a breakthrough consumer product

Pioneering and deploying a breakthrough consumer product
Powerset (now part of Microsoft)

The founders of startup Powerset, Inc., were convinced that there had to be a better way for consumers to search the web.

 

 

 

 

"With the support of PARC, in just 18 months SolFocus has launched its first product, is developing the next-generation technology, has installed multiple test sites, and is setting the standard in CPV technology." — Gary Conley, CEO, SolFocus

 

"The ethnographic approach was significant. They are able to create original solutions, and develop prototype systems that exceed the ability of competitors." — Fumio Saito, General Manager, Dai Nippon Printing

 

"We gained a unique breakthrough natural language technology, a partnership with a world-class research organization, and a competitive position that we could leverage within the search industry and beyond." — Steve Newcomb, co-founder, Powerset

 

"The findings were persuasive and the process was efficient for our needs – we would gladly work with PARC again." — Crysta Metcalf, Manager of Experience Research, Motorola Applied Research Center

 

"We are pleased with how smoothly the two companies worked together to develop a partnering arrangement that aligns the long-term interests of both, as well as capture opportunities for government funding not typically available to a startup." Brad Wurtz, CEO, Power Assure

 

"We were truly impressed by PARC's deep expertise and how they approached, and accomplished, this challenging task." — Dr. Stephan Klotz, Director of Printed Electronics, BASF Future Business