June 27, 2013

PIM 13 Call for Challenges

Bring your innovation challenges to PIM 13 and work with PDMA's talented consultants and practitioners to obtain a unique and fresh perspective. Click here learn more.


A global biomedical and healthcare innovation network - open to medical professionals and other stakeholders in healthcare. Click here to learn more.

The 3rd annual Dpharm event brings disruptive thinkers together to share ideas to greatly improve clinical operational excellence and improve science. Use code PDMA for 25% off registration. Click here to learn more.

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Is Your Innovation Secret Worth Two G's?

Share your secret to innovation with PDMA and you might just win a free conference registration, worth more than 2,000 bucks.

Why, you ask?

We want to get the synapses firing for PIM 13 -- what better way than a little competition?

Here's how you enter...

If you got our postcard in the mail:

  • Find the blank circle on the front panel of the postcard
    • If you didn't get the postcard, click here to print it
  • Write in (or sketch, if you're artistically inclined) your secret to innovating under constraint
  • Snap a photo of your entry and upload it to Twitter with hashtag #PIM13

The contest will close on Friday, July 19. For more information and detailed entry instructions visit

Upcoming Sustainable Innovation SIG Webinar: How Green Innovation Reformed BMW

Tuesday, July 16, 11:00am, EDT

Presented by Peter Dempster, BMW Technology Office USA
Moderated by Phil Metz, Singing Dog LLC

Learn how one of the most advanced technology companies in the world is evolving its product planning strategy for a greener world. BMW foresees a future with electromobility and has launched forward-looking green initiatives such as Project i. Join us for this webcast to hear how BMW is planning to influence us to live more consciously and sustainably. Learn more and register here.

Upcoming Webcast: Tired of Being on the Down Side of the Business Growth Curve? – Learn How Innovation Can Be Transformed From a Random Event into a Reliable System

Thursday, July 18, 1:00pm, CST

Presented by, Bruce Hall, President, Eureka! Ranch
Moderated by, Jerel Walters

Innovation Engineering has helped accelerate $4.1 Billion worth of ideas into innovation pipelines for companies. This proven methodology is currently being taught on nine university campuses, with more adding it to their curriculum this fall. Let the experts at Eureka! Ranch show you what all the buzz is about. Click here to learn more.

PDMA Publications

Sneak Peek: Q2 2013 Visions Magazine

Keep an eye on your inbox: The Q2 2013 issue of Visions will be released next month. The issue features a cover story called Sustainable Innovation: How Your Company can Benefit Contributing to a Better World. Consumers can no longer miss the global trend of sustainability, but what does it take for a company to benefit from this trend and to convert the innovation process into a sustainable innovation process?

We hope you enjoy Q2's issue and welcome your feedback on the content and new digital format. Do you have comments, questions or suggestions to share? Contact Editor-in-Chief Dennis Coyle to let us know what you think!

Upcoming Industry Events

3rd Annual Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials

Sept. 19-20, 2013, The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Mass.

Co-chaired by Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Novartis and Janssen, DPharm is the definitive event for innovators in the clinical trial space. The conference introduces novel and bold approaches to help attendees think radically different about how to do clinical trials.

Program highlights include the opening presentation on designing a non-traditional clinical trial followed by a case study on alternative clinical settings. The Keynote chat features Dr. Krishna Yeshwant from Google Ventures, who will give his perspective as a physician, programmer and entrepreneur on new approaches to disrupt drug development. Brand new to the program is a collaboration with MIT; they will share the results of a Hackathon on barriers to clinical trials. The conference also has special guests covering disruptive innovation from both Bloomberg Business Week and the Discovery Channel.

The DPharm event is for anyone interested in innovative approaches to changing the pace of clinical trials. PDMA members get a 25% discount with code "PDMA." To register and for more information, click here.