PARC Innovation Newsletter: February 2014 Issue – Join the PARC Innovation Lab

Innovation Lab_100PARC Innovation Lab: A Blueprint for Innovation Leadership
Come behind the scenes at PARC to discover how to unleash creativity, experiment efficiently, explore new business models, and manage innovation in your own organization. Register today for this exclusive event!  Space is limited and early bird registration ends February 7.

Think3DprintingiscoolThink 3D Printing is Cool? How About Printing Your Own Electronics?
Printing is rich in breakthrough innovations and societal impact – from block printing to movable type to xerography to PARC’s own invention of the laser printer. Printing is blazing a new trail and leaving some of its paper roots behind. Innovation is now focused on printing electronics, sensors, or circuits. Not to mention 3D.

OptoelectronicsOptoelectronics and Optics: Custom Solutions and Prototyping Services
We work with clients on projects as basic as adding custom micro-fabrication processes to wafers, to complex development projects involving quantum mechanical engineering at the materials level and complete systems integration. Our service offerings include optical sensor design and prototyping, custom GaN MOCVD growth, heterostructure development, and much more.

divided-final-100Startup Culture Divide: United States and Japan
PARC’s Aki Ohashi shares his personal insights and commentary on the difficulties in creating a startup culture in Japan – from recruiting local talent to long sales cycles to a very small merger and acquisition market.

parc_internPARC Internships – Now Accepting Applications!

We invite highly qualified undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students to apply to our internship program. Interns have the opportunity to work with leading researchers in the physical, computer, and social sciences; engage in different stages of the research and development pipeline; present their ideas; and receive authorship on publications and/or patents.


February 4 – 6: Visit PARC’s booth #112.

SPIE Photonics West 2014
February 4 – 6: Visit PARC’s booth #5031

PARC Forum: Scaling Up Excellence
February 20: PARC Forum with Stanford professor & author Robert Sutton

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit and Technology Showcase 2014
February 24 – 26: Visit PARC’s booths #1115, #1117, & #1119

The Economist: Innovation Forum 2014
March 27: PARC CEO Stephen Hoover in a panel discussion on managing the risk of innovation.

See all events here


The Future of Making: How Innovation Disrupted Itself in 2013 – Bloomberg

Automated Manufacturing for 3-D Printers – MIT Technology Review

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Read PARC’s new white paperThe Camera Doesn’t Lie:  Rapid Observation to Create Better Customer Experiences

Additional information

Focus Areas

Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.

Licensing & Commercialization Opportunities

We’re continually developing new technologies, many of which are available for Commercialization.


PARC scientists and staffers are active members and contributors to the science and technology communities.