Category: Inspiring Minds

Disrupting the Market: Zsquare Medical on Comprehensive Solutions

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Innovators often set out with the goal of creating solutions that will make a lasting impact within their field of interest and in the world at large. Yet, rarely do they manage to completely disrupt a particular market with a solution that revolutionizes long-established approaches and methods currently in use. With the Zsquare™ ENT-F, Zsquare … Continue reading Disrupting the Market: Zsquare Medical on Comprehensive Solutions

Two Ways to Fight Cancer: How Product Diversity Influences Innovative Approach

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How a company views and approaches innovation can differ wildly depending on the fields or industries it operates within. Perhaps because of this, most companies confine their innovative efforts to a single industry or a small group of interrelated industries. The Industrial Technology Research Institute, based in Hsinchu, Taiwan, stands in stark contrast to this, … Continue reading Two Ways to Fight Cancer: How Product Diversity Influences Innovative Approach

Perspectives in Innovation: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute

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Research, development, and commercialization are critical steps in the journey to successful innovation. Thomas Edison constructed his legacy on a foundation of these core elements, using exceptional skill in each area to create products that made radical and permanent changes to our society and way of life. In their efforts to encourage the continuation of … Continue reading Perspectives in Innovation: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute

Technology in Beauty: Marrying Innovation and Commercialization

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Research, development, and innovation are what Thomas Edison is most commonly known for. What people often overlook is that commercializing a product, creating a need for it, and seeing it sold, is also a large part of Edison’s legacy. He was a brilliant marketer and found great joy in doing it. This aspect of Edison’s … Continue reading Technology in Beauty: Marrying Innovation and Commercialization

People, Culture, and Vision: Ken Gray on Innovation and How to Approach It

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The mission that lies at the core of the Edison Awards is inspiring and fostering innovation by highlighting the achievements of revolutionary innovators worldwide. But what is innovation? How is it defined, and how should it be approached? Steering Committee member and former Global Director of Innovation at Caterpillar Inc. Ken Gray offers his unique … Continue reading People, Culture, and Vision: Ken Gray on Innovation and How to Approach It

Efficiency and Sustainability: Software Motor Company’s Smart Motor System

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This year, Software Motor Company was awarded Gold in the Energy and Sustainability category and the Smart Building Solutions subcategory with their SMC Smart Motor System. The system is the world’s most reliable, intelligent, and energy-efficient system in the world, featuring automated controls and cloud connectivity. Hot off SMC’s win, Executive Chairman Ryan Morris visits … Continue reading Efficiency and Sustainability: Software Motor Company’s Smart Motor System

Inspiring Innovation Through Culture and Environment

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To be successful, innovation must have a nurturing environment in which to thrive. Failing to provide employees of your company with policies and practices that encourage the creativity and risk-taking required for innovative endeavors stifles their ability to do their best work and present the best results. At this year’s Edison Awards, Software Motor Company … Continue reading Inspiring Innovation Through Culture and Environment