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05 Apr R&D – Tools to affect Strategy

A high-ranking student in a military academy was assigned the thesis: “The influence of the evolution of military strategies on artillery development.” Six months later he asked for permission to change the thesis to: “The influence of artillery development on the evolution of military strategies.” His research had…

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22 Mar What is possible Versus What is needed

Most of us use the terms research and design, or science and technology, as synonyms. It would be useful to see the connections and also divergence between these.   Science is curiosity driven. The researcher could not be concerned about possible end applications. Kroemer, the…

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22 Mar Special relationship of TRIZ with R&D

TRIZ  has a special relationship with R&D.  All its tools and concepts provide great benefits for R&D, but two of them merit special mention - S Curve and Trends of evolution of technlogy. S curve is not a TRIZ tool, but is leveraged well by... READ MORE
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22 Feb The Trinity trigger model of Innovation

Trinity Are all innovation scenarios same? Will one model work for all. Surely, no.   In one scenario, you have a blank canvas to start with but also a directive to achieve something distinct at the end of the journey.  Typically, this is when you... READ MORE