NCMS President & CEO Rick Jarman recently spoke about the power of collaboration at the 2010 Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum recently held in Montreal, Canada. The event sponsored by the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council in partnership with the Quebec Industrial Research Association (ADRIQ) helped promote new approaches to collaboration and innovation to help drive regional growth.
Rick spoke about the NCMS collaboration model which regularly results in award winning technical innovations. The NCMS model brings together developers, integrators, and end users to produce practical innovations whose success lies at the intersection of talent, investment and infrastructure.
Other key points from his presentation:
- Everyone has to have skin in the game.
- Collaboration reduces the risks associated with Innovation.
- There is a dramatic shift in R&D spending. smaller companies are picking up the baton from the larger companies.
- NCMS is working hard to bring High Performance Computing and its modeling and simulating capability to the tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers to OEMs.
- “Water is the next Oil.”