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 Mobile Payment Innovations Summit on June 14th, 2016 at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The mobile payment ecosystem is evolving into clusters of winners building beachheads across multiple industries. However, a handful of powerful disruptors aiming to dominate a lion's share of the market have also emerged. The 10th Mobile Payment Innovation Summit will present the definitive perspective for major players, with a special focus on banks, and the financial institutions of the ecosystem.
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.