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Published: 05 February 2014

192 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199330706

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Organized Innovation

A Blueprint for Renewing America's Prosperity

Steven C. Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Sara Jansen Perry, and Emily M. Hunter

  • The authors put forth a systematic method for leading the translation of scientific discoveries into societal benefits. The Organized Innovation framework details the optimal conditions for commercializing technology breakthroughs—the kind of advances that lead to new products, companies, and world-leading industries.
  • Universities, government, and businesses can use this framework for generating fundamentally fresh insights, developing those concepts, turning them into tangible products, and bringing those products to market for the benefit of society.
  • The authors tell the story of the Engineering Research Center (ERC) program. Although it has seldom been publicized, the ERC program has returned to the U.S. economy 10 times the money invested in it.
  • The authors' framework can serve as the genesis of a new national innovation policy that bases research funding on Organized Innovation principles.
  • The key advantage of the Organized Innovation principles is that they can maximize the public's return on research and development investments.

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