Nerac is introducing an Innovation Insights and Consulting Practice that harnesses Nerac’s long history of helping clients innovate and address disruption, deep innovation and digital transformations across a vast array of industries and applications. This new Innovation Insights & Consulting Practice will build upon Nerac’s trusted and proven research offerings, providing evidence-based innovation insights, planning and execution support across the entire innovation continuum.
Access an overview of Nerac’s history of providing deep innovation research, advisory services and consulting – from our inception as a JV between NASA and UCONN to commercialize IT/IP from the Apollo Space Program to our work today with top global innovators to address disruption, digital transformation, deep innovation, and sustainable development here.
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Meet Tim Maurer, Innovation Insights & Consulting Practice Lead, here.
Our Innovation Insights and Consulting Practice Services include:
Greater Democratization of Innovation via Cultural Enablement, Data Dissemination and Dynamic Ideation Processes
Affect an innovation culture, mindsets, tools, strategies, KPIs, dashboards and incentives, integrating best practices for rapid revenue realization via Team-To-Team, Guided (Work)Force Multiplication and on-the-job, best-practice transfers. Drive growth via new offerings, ICT/IIoT/IoT, market expansions, business models, sales targets/performance, ecosystems, etc.
Disruptive Innovation Management
Avert and create disruption, assert value, and maximize short- and long-term growth and market position, by assessing, responding to, getting/staying ahead of IP, Academic, Competitive, ICT, Business Model, Usage, and Ecosystem/Value Chain landscapes; considering usage/socio-economic trends; convergences; tech innovations; regulations; sustainability/sustainable development leadership; etc.
Guidance on integration of ICT, (IoT, Interoperability, Protocols, 5G/LPWAN/Cellular M2M/Mesh Networks, Data, Logic, Visualization, Portals, UX, Analytics, AI, AR, ML, BC, 3D, Robotics, Mobility, Social, VOIP/teleservices, Chat, Video, Power, Payments, Apps, Games, Images, Devices, Sensors, Materials, Edge Data Centers, Saas/PaaS, HMI/SCADA/MES/OEE/FDD/ERP/CRM/PLM/CAD, Security, Privacy, IP, etc.) to foster improved functionality, processes, value, ecosystems, relationships, growth, efficacy, monetization and impact.
Answering the call for deep, breakthrough, game-changing, innovation by harnessing IP, ICT, sciences, materials, engineering and manufacturing expertise and related technologies and players. Foster deep cultures, inclusion, education, engagement and execution.
Migration from Sustainability to Sustainable Development/The UN SDGs
Capitalize on expert recommendations for moving beyond current sustainability efforts toward UN SDG fulfillment to secure a share of tens of trillions of dollars in economic growth plus enable economic empowerment via hundreds of millions of jobs being created — or risk falling behind those who do. Lead or participate in targedted SDG pursuits and collaborations for BOP solutions and shared revenues.
Technology Transfer Optimization and Innovation Enablement
Harness independent 3rd party assessments of TT/IP portfolios to maximize asset valuation and commercialization. Leverage technical capacity to help organizations answer the call for deep, breakthrough, game-changing innovation. Empower students to lead fulfillment of Deep/Digital/SDG Innovation and share in economic growth and revenue.
Through foundational involvement in IIoT starting with Ethernet-enabled Central Station Energy Monitoring in the mid ‘90s, to advancing today’s global innovations in Smart Grid/Smart Buildings/Intelligent Community Microgrids and Smart Agribusiness, we bring real-world expertise to help evaluate and guide innovative pursuits of Industry 4.0.
Nerac’s insights and consultation can guide the development and deployment of smart energy/intelligent community microgrids, smart buildings, smart farming/agribusiness, smart medicine/medical devices, smart cities, smart transportation, smart manufacturing, 3-D/additive printing, and more.
This includes supporting development, integration and deployment of ICT across IT interoperability and protocols; data/data modeling; devices/edge devices; nano-technologies/material sciences; analytics/decision support/actuation; AI; ML; AR/VR; VOIP/chat; cyber/data security; privacy; payments; block chain; mobile/5g; gaming; robotics; SaaS; PaaS; storage; visualizations; and more. Plus we can help evaluate and establish the needed ecosystems, transactional assessments, economics/financials, IP, training; reporting and other peripheral and ancillary solutions that create an overall value proposition.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a Value Creator
Information And Communications Technologies As A Value Creator
It’s important to stay abreast of digital technologies that are developing rapidly and can transform both production systems and product/service offerings, potentially enabling significant disruption. ICT systems can also facilitate economic development through increased connectivity and inclusion. Pursued holistically, ICT can enable new business models and even help in closing the digital divide.
Working collaboratively across multiple stakeholders can reduce the time to market and ROI impact for ICT pursuits and digital transformations. Nerac can help reduce the time between knowledge acquisition, ideation, development and adoption of innovations through coordinating activities that rapidly contribute to common strategic objectives.
Collaborative systems approaches and ecosystem engagements are crucial to tackling the many challenges of implementing manufacturing systems as well as affecting successful product innovation and adoption. Nerac can help clients manage the development of and assure the secure, dynamic interactions of the different ICT components of new products and services, production systems, value chains, ecommerce and other innovation-enabling systems at various locales and levels of scale.
How we can help
Nerac identifies and assesses existing and emerging technologies and changing markets around the world. We help you understand and assess which innovation developments fit with your company’s objectives, what technology areas are ready for product development, and whether they are technically feasible and manufacturable and ultimately, successful. Far beyond traditional “Design Thinking,” Nerac brings such deep and broad expertise across industries, that clients can get critical, actionable insights on addressing emerging trends, technologies, materials, sciences, engineering and convergences.
Nerac helps clients “Navigate through noise, to signals to monetization.”