2007 - 2010
Report out Member Summit 2010
Many of us have grand ideas of the technology that will be available in 10-20 years. The path bringing those ideas to reality takes its course directly through the R&D laboratory. Thinking of how innovation is expected to shape the future of technology, how do we make decisions today that will encourage and prepare us for the future? ROR’s work team R&D Lab of the Future examined this critical and interesting issue. Through member surveys, the team determined some of the features which characterize the R&D lab of the future – e.g. “virtual” labs, pro-sumers produce their own goods, all workers are independent contractors, effective virtual collaboration – and identified possible drivers and constraints.