Tag Archives: R & D

Exploring the Knowledge Center for Innovation

(KCI) is housed at the Technion’s Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management in Israel. Founded in 2008, KCI aims to accelerate innovation by disseminating information and knowledge, fostering collaboration, and establishing a network of researchers, business people and policy makers. The KCI is part of a broader Israeli Government program supporting the creation of “Infrastructural Knowledge Centers” in a variety of fields, primarily in high tech and medicine. Knowledge centers serve as a hub for research papers and resources, as well as coordinating activities among participants in different fields.

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More Innovation Lessons from Big Pharma

I recently wrote in these pages about how Innovation Practitioners can benefit from leveraging concepts that the leading pharmaceutical companies are using to transform their approach to Research and Development. Apparently this transformation is not limited to Big Pharma’s R&D. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Jonathan Rockoff writes about recent changes underway to the salesforces at Big Pharma. Understanding those changes can bear fruit for students of innovation.

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