Strategy and Innovation; Enterprise Innovation Management Phase II

Today, everyone is continually seeking out methods on how to minimize risk and improve benefits by adopting newer and ever evolving technology. Public industries within production, maintenance, and sustainment realms know that innovation is a force multiplier critical for product development and business success, as many of the products and services you and I purchase are positively or negatively influenced by social and other electronic media. Small and large businesses alike know it will not be good enough to just ‘adopt’ the next emerging technology but, more crucial is ‘looking over the horizon’ to anticipate and envision the application of potential game changing solutions.

Similar to the necessity faced in within the public sector, the Department of the Navy (DON) needs to embrace differing and unique options while at the same time harnessing leading-edge technology enablers. The objectives of this collaborative agreement are to build upon Phase I efforts by 1) sustaining the DON Innovation Vision by supporting and improving the effectiveness of the current state of DON innovation tools and processes; 2) execute and document effective innovative practices; and 3) revise the Enterprise Innovation Management Blueprint. This work will help forecast technology developments and provide a framework to help plan and coordinate technology developments in both the public industry sectors and the DON.

Those interested in participating in this Phase II initiative should contact Jeff Walker, jeffw@ncms.org or (360) 782-1370 by May 31st, 2017. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).