Research-Technology Management (RTM) Journal
Vol. 58, No. 6, November-December 2015
James A. Euchner, Editor-in-Chief
MaryAnne M. Gobble, Managing Editor
Research Universities, Innovation, and Growth
IRI Medal. In a paper adapted from his IRI Medal address, Subra Suresh describes how universities power innovation and spur economic growth.
The Birth of 3D Printing
IRI Achievement Award. In a paper adapted from his IRI Achievement Award Address, Charles W. Hull describes his journey in inventing and commercializing 3D printing.
Democratizing and Disintermediation: Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Making Things
Steve Hoover and Lawrence Lee argue that the forces that have remade other industries are now disrupting manufacturing.
Reinventing Supplier Innovation Relationships
Research-on-Research. Gene Slowinski, Matthew Sagal, Kimberly Williams, and Timothy Stanton offer nine "better practices" for strengthening relationships with suppliers.
Europe plays digital catch-up...Task force for basic reearch...The mining industry faces transformation...Biomimicry emerges as innovation tool...other news.
Maryanne M. Gobble
From the Editor
Jim Euchner talks about Declining Barriers to Innovation.
Joe Weinman and Jim Euchner talk about Digital Technologies and Competitive Advantage.
The 2015 IRI Medal Winner
Awarded to Subra Suresh for his distinguished contributions to science and innovation.
The 2015 IRI Achievement Award Winner
Awarded to Charles W. Hull in recognition of his accomplishments in developing the transformative technology of 3D printing.
Two ROR working groups report on the status of their work, describe ongoing initiatives, and summarize preliminary results.
Christian Crews offers a framework for Ethnographic Foresight: Understanding Your Customers' Futures.
Questions and answers from IRI's Community Forum.
Exploring the evolution From Customer Intelligence to Customer Intimacy.
The 2015 RTM article index.
Johnthan Kuniholm talks about Open Prosthetics.