DIT Hothouse Masterclass with Fran Behan: ‘Why is innovation so challenging?’
Fran Behan of Corning Inc held an innovation Masterclass on Wednesday 21st September 2016 in the new purpose built DIT Hothouse Incubator and research facility, the Greenway Hub, at DIT Grangegorman.
Fran Behan is the Innovation Effectiveness Manager at Corning Incorporated, Sullivan Park Research facility New York. He was recently appointed the first Adjunct Innovation Research Fellow at DIT Hothouse.
Fran described the Innovation process incorporated by Corning and the resulting success achieved. A success rate in any discipline of 3% to a high of 50% might be seen as under achieving. To be more efficient, an Innovation process is required. Knowing the key elements to be explored in a timely manner will help focus learning and help avoid the pitfalls of either spending too much time or money without a high probability of success.
As a leading international expert Fran brings an extraordinary wealth of experience & expertise to the innovation and enterprise support function at Dublin Institute of Technology. DIT Hothouse would like to thank Fran for a superb presentation and look forward to working together to benefit DIT’s entrepreneurs and researchers.
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.
Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, its products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences.
They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.