Industrial Research Institute
IRI e-Innovation Newsletter
No. 429
October 2015
Member Spotlight

Michelman Shuts Down for a Day
to Give Back to Local Communities
On Friday, September 11, 2015, Michelman employees around the world put their corporate work down and embraced a day of giving back to their communities. For hundreds of Michelman employees at locations in the USA, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Shanghai, Singapore, India, and Japan, this was their 4th annual Global Day of Service.

According to Mr. Steve Shifman, President and CEO at Michelman, "One of our core values at Michelman is giving. To put that value into practice, and give back to the communities that have helped make our growth and success possible, we shut down worldwide operations for a fourth year in a row, on September 11. Our associates traveled into local communities around the world where they volunteered, worked, and contributed. As we fanned out across the USA, Europe, and Asia, I could not have been more proud of the genuine giving spirit of the team here at Michelman."

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Bernard S. Meyerson
Chief Innovation Officer, IBM
Chairman of the Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies for the World Economic Forum

Peter H. Diamandis
Co-Founder/Vice-Chairman, Human Longevity Inc.
Chairman & CEO, XPRIZE Foundation

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President & CEO

Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist

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In This Issue
Member Spotlight: Michelman's Day of Global Commitment
Video: Support Science in Space
Member Companies in the News
Upcoming Events
Thank You 2015 Industry Sponsors
Call for Papers: RTM Special Issues
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Call for Papers

RTM Seeks Articles for Special Issues

Business Model Innovation

Deadline: October 15

We are looking for articles that address the challenges associated with business model innovation, describe how companies are approaching those challenges, and offer frameworks and tools for thinking about, planning for, and implementing radical new business models.

Successful submissions will offer readers practical information, real-world case studies and tools, or a set of lessons they can put to work immediately.


Corporate Entrepreneurship

Deadline: February 1

We are seeking articles that explore entrepreneurial culture and behavior in established companies.

Specific topics may include but are not restricted to approaches for moving a firm toward a more experimental, entrepreneurial mindset; lean or agile business processes that support entrepreneurial approaches; the design and governance of entrepreneurial teams, internal finance, and venture capital structures; the effect of corporate organizational structures such as innovation spaces and labs; understanding how firms develop relationships with startups; and, understanding how entrepreneurial initiatives may be sustained over time.

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