Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

The 2017 Maurice Holland Award

Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

The 2017 Maurice Holland Award

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Named after IRI 's founder, the Holland Award is presented each year to the authors of the paper published in the previous year's volume of Research-Technology Management that best exemplifies the journal's values of significance to the field of R&D and innovation management, originality of new management concepts, and excellence in presentation.

Presented to Emily B. Kennedy and Thomas A. Marting for "Biomimicry: Streamlining the Front End of Innovation for Environmentally Sustainable Products. "

The Innovation Research Interchange (IRI), formerly known as the Industrial Research Institute, announced the winners of its prestigious Holland Award at its Member Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 4, 2017. The award went to Emily B. Kennedy, Director of External Relations for the Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center at the University of Akron, and Thomas Marting, Facilities and Resources Management Director at GOJO Industries.

The winning article, "Biomimicry: Streamlining the Front End of Innovation for Environmentally Sustainable Products," was published in the July/August 2016 edition of RTM. The article quantifies the advantages of biomimicry as a product design approach and describes a systematic approach to integrating biomimicry into product development, business model innovation designed to progressively surface assumptions and reduce risk. …

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