Chester Carlson-an Outstanding Innovator. There are Inventions and Then There are Inventions. The Story of Television-Success With Innovation. Summary: Effective Innovation.
Steps for Successful Innovation
The Enterprise Context. The Product-Acquisition Context. Effective Innovation Process. Interactive Activities for Effective Innovation. Barriers to Beware of. Summary.
Technology Strategy: Choosing Directions
The Challenge of Technology Innovation. Market Needs-Opportunities for Innovation. High-Potential Technologies to Satisfy Market Needs. Introduction to TRIZ-Invention on Demand. Guiding Technology Evolution. Science, Technology, and the Market. Summary.
Functions. Actions. The Ideal Technological System. System-Conflict Diagrams. Resolving System Conflicts. The Basic Technological System: the Substance-Field Model. The Algorithm for Inventive Problem Solving. Putting it All Together: an Example. Summary.
Pugh Concept Selection (and Generation). Applications of the Pugh Concept Selection Process.
Robust New Concepts
Challenge: Make the Innovation Work Well for Customers. Noises-Challenges to the Innovation. Failure Modes. Shortcomings of Traditional Development Approach. Operating Window-Key for Reliability. Robustness-Development Process. Operating Window and Physical Contradictions. Case Studies-Success in Practice. Introduction to Taguchi Methods. Benefits.
Why You Want to Do a Technology-Readiness Audit. Technology-Readiness Event. Readiness Criteria. Readiness in the Corporate Culture. Conclusion.
Technology Transfer and Integration
Technology Selection Effective Transfer. Commercialization.
Management of Effective Innovation
Leadership of Effective Innovation. Transition to Effective Innovation. Management Summary.
New Products. Keeping Ahead of the Competition.