Technology readiness levels (TRLs) are a method for estimating the maturity of technologies during the acquisition phase of a program, developed at NASA during the 1970s. The use of TRLs enables consistent, uniform discussions of technical maturity across different types of technology. A technology’s TRL is determined during a Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) that examines program concepts, technology requirements, and demonstrated technology capabilities. TRLs are based on a scale from 1 to 9 with 9 being the most mature technology. The US Department of Defense has used the scale for procurement since the early 2000s. By 2008 the … Read More »
“Creative types,” in particular, claim that creativity and innovation can’t be measured. Performance, however, demands measurement so you can identify what success looks like. In a world that changes every second, it’s imperative that companies figure out the difference between creativity and innovation.
You better believe they’re different.Creativity vs Innovation
The main difference between creativity and innovation is the focus. Creativity is about unleashing the potential of the mind to conceive new ideas. Those concepts could manifest themselves in any number of ways, but most often, they become something we can see, … Read More »
When done well, they are super productive and a great way to get people engaged, maybe in a way they haven’t before. They also can be very fun, however its important to organise them well to save you getting caught out at the last minute. Here’s our 6 simple tips on organising a successful workshop.
1. Define and communicate the goals
Ahead of the workshop, make sure the project lead and facilitator set out clearly the goals … Read More »
Let’s face it, you don’t want to die, do you?
So, every day, you do things that are going to prolong your life – you eat, you drink, you exercise (or should do!)….the list goes on. The fact remains, from the minute you get out of bed, you start doing tasks that sustain life, mostly subconsciously.
So, if you’re in business seriously, how long do you want your company to survive?
Are you feeding it properly, not only with the right customers, but with the food it needs to grow and prosper, such new innovations and new products?
Look at … Read More »
What? OK, well not exactly.
But like all life relationships, a business must follow a lot of the same rules if you want them to be successful.
Whether you’re working on the next phase of product development, trying to impress that new girl down the street or trying to build a relationship with your troublesome child, you need to be innovative.
The overall start to Innovation is all about assessing a situation; determine what’s working and what’s not, and more often than not you need an outsider’s view to come in and see the problem areas. And to see if … Read More »
We all now live in an age where we see well-established industries disrupted by streams of new technology that challenge the very foundations on which they operate. Whether a company has an adaptation, survival, or growth goal, the magic key to meeting each of these challenges is the same – innovation.
‘Traditional innovation’ within large organisations is generally slow and ineffective. Management of this traditional corporate bureaucratic innovation is usually driven by short-term goals and internal politics, resulting in inertia, stifled creativity, and an instilled fear of failure. The simple solution is to transform innovation … Read More »
However, scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) have discovered that doing just the opposite – collecting the water to create a uniform, thin, transparent layer – actually helps produce a better, clearer view.
IMRE has invented a new technology, CleanClear, which is a durable and permanent ceramic coating that is transparent and superhydrophilic, which means it attracts … Read More »