The ipCreate Vision - 25 Years in the Making
ipCreate is the world’s premiere Innovation on DemandTM company, partnering with global technology companies to create outsourced, off-budget inventions that complement their own internal R&D efforts. ipCreate partners with select leaders of industries undergoing rapid technological disruption. ipCreate employs proprietary tools and resources to identify promising innovation areas and then rapidly creates foundational patents at the chokepoints of looming market change. ipCreate expects to fund and execute more than 100 strategic invention and IP creation projects and produce thousands of foundational patents.
“I did not start out to be an inventor,” writes the billionaire inventor and spinal surgeon Gary K. Michelson in the preface to a newly-published book entitled The Intangible Advantage: Understanding Intellectual Property in the New Economy. Eventually, Dr. Michelson obtained more than 950 patents worldwide for innovations that fundamentally changed the practice of spinal surgery.
Every business needs to innovate in order to thrive. But as corporate research and development grows ever more expensive, it’s also becoming ever less effective. PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that half of all companies say they are only “marginally effective” (i.e., bad) at converting R&D spending into actual products. Which explains why R&D is so often the target of activist investors.
John Cronin, CEO and Executive Chairman, will be speaking at the ISCEA Supply Chain Technology Conference And Expo on July 19th, 2016 at Navy Pier in Chicago. An annual gathering of supply chain, operations, engineering, and financial professionals coming together to share cutting edge technologies and best practices focusing on efficiency and profitability.
John Cronin, CEO and Executive Chairman, will be speaking at the Wearable Tech in Sport Summit on August 24th, 2016 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco. The sports & fitness industry is going through a period of massive change; wearable technology, mobile fitness and the quantified self movement are opening up a range of new possibilities and innovations. This summit will gather the world’s experts and leaders in the field of wearable technology, fitness, performance, wellness and insight.