Following up on our last preview post in which we already geve away details about the keynote speakers ofthis year's MIT Smart Customization Seminar, here is some more information on who will be there on stage to share his expert knowledge with you.
Professor of Technological Innovation in the MIT Sloan School of Management, Professor in MIT's Engineering Systems Division.
Eric von Hippel is a Professor
of Management of Innovation and Engineering Systems at the MIT Sloan School of
His research discovers and explores patterns in the sources of
innovation and develops new processes to improve the “fuzzy front end” of the
innovation process—the end where ideas for breakthrough new products and
services are developed.
He is currently leading a major research project to
discover how these user innovation communities work, and how and whether the
same principles might extend to many areas of product and service development.
In addition, von Hippel is working with governmental and academic colleagues in
the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom to develop new and modified
governmental policies appropriate to the newly emerging innovation paradigm of
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