Carlos Dominguez - The TechNowist – January 11, 2013
Carlos Dominguez is a Senior Vice President at Cisco Systems and a technology evangelist, speaking to and motivating audiences worldwide about how technology is changing how we communicate, collaborate, and especially how we work.
Foldit and Games for Scientific Discovery – August 3, 2012
Foldit is an online multiplayer video game that enables anyone to contribute to real scientific discoveries in biochemistry.
Opening Up Academic Biomedical Research - Experiments in Genomics and Type 1 Diabetes - September 7, 2011
Eva Guinan, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Direction, Center for Clinical and Translational Research at Harvard Medical School, was featured during the September Innovation Lecture Series.
Lessons from Mozilla - January 19, 2011
On January 19, 2011 Pascal Finette, Director of Mozilla Labs, gave us his insights on Lessons Learned at Mozilla.
NASA, USAID, Department of State, and NIKE are partners in LAUNCH, a collaboration formed to identify and accelerate innovative approaches to sustainability challenges through a series of forums. LAUNCH searches for visionaries whose world-class ideas, technologies, or programs show great promise for making tangible impacts on society.
When Organizations Should and Should Not Innovate - October 12, 2010
William "Bill" Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Space Operations, spoke at the Space Life Sciences Innovation Lecture Series on October 12, 2010. His presentation "When Organizations Should and Should Not Innovate" addressed the importance of combining creative management with innovation.
Gilruth Facility - August 27, 2010 Thanks to all who attended our first external BarCamp on August 27. Photos and a summary will be posted shortly to the BarCamp webpage for all to view. The third SLSD BarCamp took place on August 27, 2010 and was open to the external community. The BarCamp was held at the Gilruth Facility.
Meaning Shapes the Mission: Inside the Social Entrepreneurʼs Mind - July 28, 2010
Scott Henderson, Managing Director for CauseShift, spoke at the Space Life Sciences Innovation Lecture Series on July 28, 2010. His presentation “Meaning Shapes the Mission: Inside the Social Entrepreneurʼs Mind” stressed the importance of changing the mindset of organizations by asking the question “Whatʼs so revolutionary about doing good?”
Recognizing that small business innovation is critical to the success of NASA programs, 2010 marked the third year for the JSC Innovation Partnerships Office and Space Life Sciences Directorate to be part of the Rice Business Plan Competition. This three-day event is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early stage investors and venture capital firms.
NASA Space Life Sciences is pursuing new strategies, such as crowdsourcing, to achieve its goals for improved collaboration and open innovation. Open to InnoCentive's network of 185,000 Solvers, the NASA Open Innovation Pavilion offers awards for the solving of three Challenges focused on developing an exercise resistance mechanism, forecasting space radiation and improving food packaging.
Recognizing that small business innovation is critical to the success of NASA programs, 2010 marks the third year for the JSC Innovation Partnerships Office and Space Life Sciences Directorate to be part of the Rice Business Plan Competition. This three-day event is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early stage investors and venture capital firms.
Collaborative Approaches to Research and Development - April 13, 2010
Dr. Alpheus "Alph" Bingham, co-founder of InnoCentive, is a pioneer in the field of open innovation and spoke to a NASA community on the underlying principles of open innovation. He stressed the importance of reaching individuals that are most likely and least likely to solve tractable challenges. Dr. Bingham went on to address the issue of chat rooms and how they have become increasingly more popular.
The 2010 NASA Human Research Program Investigators' Workshop is the annual meeting for NASA and NSBRI Funded Investigators. The invitation-only meeting will be held Wednesday, February 3 through noon on Friday, February 5, 2010 at the Westin Galleria Hotel located at 5060 West Alabama in Houston, Texas.
Thanks for all who joined us for the second SLSD Barcamp, this past January 29th in the new Building 20. We had a variety of speakers covering a diverse array of topics, from Wayne Hale discussing the potential future commercialization of launch systems, to William Buras relating how living a locavore lifestyle can lend knowledge and insight to long duration space flight missions.
Embracing Open Source at IBM with Linux - January 20, 2010
Dr. Sutor presented information on open source and cloud computing to a NASA community that included the SLSD, JSC, and other NASA centers. The presentation at the Innovation Lecture Series was well received and gave the audience a look into why open source software is important.
Missions in Next-Gen Suborbital Science - September 23, 2009
Next generation suborbital research via commercial spacecraft could potentially provide scientists a vehicle in which to perform experiments more frequently and at lower costs. Dr. Alan Stern, Associate Vice President for Southwest Research Institute and consultant to Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic...
Accelerated Research Collaboration - July 9, 2009
Dr. Scott Johnson, founder and President of the Myelin Repair Foundation, presented information on the Accelerated Research Collaboration model. The Myelin Repair Foundation, a non-profit organization, has created a research model that uses collaboration from many partners to accelerate the bench to bedside process.
Leveraging Collaborative Innovation at NASA Space Life Sciences - April 14, 2009
Vivek Garg, Dave Munchiello, and Rich Urman, MBA students at Harvard Business School, completed a field study assessing the need, approach, and challenges of SLSD relative to driving innovation. The problems NASA SLSD will face in the future will require collaboration with external organizations...