PARC Innovations Update (2011 #5)

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VIDEOS: Invited experts on the Entrepreneurial Spirit

This PARC Forum speaker series featured HBS professor/ creativity expert Teresa Amabile, David Lee of SV Angel, entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa, Paul Kedrosky, John Hagel, Nilofer Merchant, PARC speakers on commercializing innovation, and others. You can now catch all of the videos on Slideshare or here. Especially popular talks in this series included:

  • Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute (and PARC visiting researcher) on How Technology is Re-creating the 21st Century Economy
  • Eric Ries on Lean Startups (see also our post on how to adapt lean startup methodology to open innovation)

EVENT: Infrastructure for the Internet of Things — GigaOm Mobilize 2011

The base technology for an Internet of Things is mostly here, but innovation – including existing business models – will be needed to drive cost and scalability down. In this panel discussion on September 27, PARC Principal Scientist Bo Begole will share insights on what early applications will drive uptake and what opportunities there will be for technologists and investors.
conference details

RESOURCES: The large and growing opportunity in LEDs

The light-emitting diodes (LEDs) market is taking off – especially for display and lighting applications. For companies who want to augment their in-house innovation and reduce time to market, PARC offers a unique combination of capabilities in a single place, including the ability to develop in a commercial MOCVD reactor new processes that are readily transferable to high-volume full-production systems. — additional downloads in Chinese, Japanese, Korean — case study with client Dowa Electronics Materials

DOWNLOAD: Opportunity Discovery — An innovation targeting process

Companies can easily miss new business opportunities and game-changing products or services. PARC Opportunity Discovery, an innovation targeting process utilizing ethnography, uses a structured yet customizable framework to help companies detect and filter emerging trends, identify real requirements, and address the most appropriate and promising business opportunities…
download overview (pdf)


Reinventing Innovation at PARC — Harvard Business Review
Is Ubicomp at a Tipping Point? — Intelligence in Software
PARC hosts summit on content-centric nets — EE Times
PARC Receives Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards


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