That’s really the difference between an innovator and an engineer: an engineer needs specifications. An innovator just needs a problem.”
-Kate Stephenson, PhD
Xinova Innovator and Founder of Dyad Engineering
Global Head of Network Platform
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The world’s first network of connected smart kitchens was officially announced in October to create new growth opportunities for restaurant chains and entrepreneurs seeking an edge on predicting food trends while minimizing operational costs and maximizing meal quality and consistency. Like a digital Sous Chef, SousZen is positioned to automate kitchen management and act as the ubiquitous control layer over the connected appliances increasingly entering commercial kitchens.
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R&D stars pitch ideas with sex appeal. They story-tell like an entrepreneur would to a VC; and they look at their project like a startup, not a science project.
Last month, Dr. Stephenson explained why product design must embrace 3D printing and how companies can adopt it to create value. This month, learn how the Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Jedi Master in strategic product design advises companies to nurture diversity and bring in innovation Jedis and jesters who’ll eliminate bad ideas, like “shrink it and pink it,” and build time travel into innovation strategy.
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