PARC Innovations Update (2009 #2)
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- Spotlight: Models and tools for increasing innovation strategies and thriving in uncertain times
- Featured: “OPTOmism” Powering the Green Revolution through Photonics
- At PARC: Clean Tech Open Innovator’s Matching Event
- On the Road: Innovative Hydrodynamic Clarification as Pretreatment for Reverse Osmosis Membranes
- People: PARC Scientist Bo Begole named ACM CHI 2011 Technical Program Co-chair
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Spotlight: Models and tools for increasing innovation strategies and thriving in uncertain times
From Concept to Commerce: New Models for Increasing Innovation
A Frost & Sullivan Web eBroadcast: May 14 at 2pm EST/ 11am PST
Leading companies are increasingly relying on ecosystem-based models to enter new, high-growth markets. How does a company exploit the innovation ecosystem to develop and execute new ideas? Why it is often necessary to pursue different types of innovation partnerships for different growth horizons? These questions will be answered during this Frost & Sullivan eBroadcast, where you can hear best practice perspectives from PARC, Sun Microsystems, and Frost & Sullivan analysts to help move from entrenched product offerings/market applications to new growth-based innovation models. More…
Strategies and Tools for Navigating and Thriving in Uncertain Times: 5th Annual Innovations in New Product Development and Marketing
A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange: June 7-10 in San Francisco, California
At this exclusive event, 18 interactive sessions will focus on the top concerns of innovation executives: Innovation Strategy and Process; Product and Technology Innovation; and Marketing in the Innovation Process. On Wednesday June 10, PARC will facilitate an interactive breakout session, “The Makings of a World-Class Innovation Team.” For a $500 registration discount, use code PDSSP500. More…
Featured: “OPTOmism” Powering the Green Revolution through Photonics
A conference (May 18-20, Santa Clara, California) exploring the business and technical aspects of optoelectronics in the rapidly emerging green market, OPTOmism addresses the growing and critical role of green optics and photonics — solar energy, solid state lighting, energy management, smart buildings, metrology, and green processes. Photonic sensors, which support better utilization of renewable and non-renewable resources, also will play a key role in green IT, communications, and information display. The event presents the perspectives of diverse senior technical and business leaders, including U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu, Nobel laureates, Vinod Khosla, and Arno Penzias of New Enterprise Associates. A partnering association in support of this first-time event, PARC will participate by highlighting optical system design expertise for concentrator photovoltaic technology, and broad capabilities in optoelectronics innovation. More…
At PARC: Clean Tech Open Innovator’s Matching Event
Whether you’re an entrepreneur building your team, an investor seeking new opportunities, an established company exploring clean technologies, or an inventor in need of business savvy, don’t miss the Clean Tech Open Innovator’s Matching Event (May 12, 5:30-9:30pm PST). Participants will enjoy a targeted opportunity to identify and connect with fellow stakeholders and cleantech innovators, and learn who and what they need. The event features Innovation Partner Presentations; Contestant Elevator Pitches; Alumni Showcase; Technology Showcase; Structured Networking; Clean Tech Briefing; and a Sustainability Corner. A Clean Tech Open innovation partner, PARC is also hosting the event. More…
On the Road: Innovative Hydrodynamic Clarification as Pretreatment for Reverse Osmosis Membranes
The 13th Water Reuse and Desalination Conference (May 18-19, Huntington Beach, California) highlights research likely to generate scientific breakthroughs in water reuse and desalination. More than 25 presentations in the “single-track” program provide a focused and unique opportunity for water reuse and desalination professionals to learn about new research developments and emerging trends. PARC scientist Dr. Meng Lean will describe a rapid, in-line, hydrodynamic clarification process that does not require a filtration barrier for source water pretreatment in front of reverse osmosis membranes. Innovations that enable this novel approach include fluidic structures for rapid coagulation, floc conditioning, and hydrodynamic pin floc separation. The ability to treat neutrally buoyant suspensions makes this method ideal for seawater, which has high organic content — resulting water quality is shown to be comparable to permeate waters from membrane filtration systems. More…
People: PARC Scientist Bo Begole named ACM CHI 2011 Technical Program Co-chair
Dr. Bo Begole is Technical Program Co-chair for the 2011 ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2011). Attracting 2000+ attendees, the CHI conference (May 7-12, Vancouver, Canada) is the premier forum for research and innovations in the way people interact with information and technology. Bo manages PARC’s Ubiquitous Computing area, which aims to simplify the complexity of our social, device, and information networks by creating computational models of the ways people behave to accomplish their goals. More…
INVITATION FROM FROST & SULLIVAN
I’d like you to participate in a powerful webcast that I am moderating next Thursday, May 14 titled, “From Concept to Commerce: New Models for Increasing Innovation.”
There’s a relatively untapped growth opportunity for companies that can balance short-term initiatives with more strategic projects aimed at mid-horizon and long-term growth. This eBroadcast will provide best practice perspectives from myself, a visionary corporate innovator at Sun Microsystems, and a world class innovation expert from PARC to help you move from entrenched product offerings and market applications to new growth-based innovation models.
This one-hour out of your week will provide you insight into…
- How to fully exploit the innovation ecosystem to effectively transition from idea to execution.
- Why it is often necessary to pursue different types of innovation partnerships based on different growth horizons.
- Key cultural and mindset requirements for leveraging broader sources of innovation
Additionally, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of my whitepaper, “From Concept to Commerce: New Innovation Models Spur Collaboration and Business Growth” and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate. Mark your calendar and register now. For more information, visit…
See you online,
Vice President, Global Research
Frost & Sullivan
P.S. I hope to also see you at our upcoming 5th Annual Innovations in New Product Development and Marketing 2009: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange in San Francisco, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the webcast presenters live. Please visit the website for more information and/or to sign up…
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