Thank You & Two Gifts to You!


What a difference a year makes.
Today we wind up the Innovation Engineering Conference.    It's exceeded my expectations by an order of magnitude.    Thank you to everyone who made it possible - everyone at the Innovation Engineering Institute - the Eureka! Ranch, University of Maine and most importantly to the community of Innovation Engineering pioneers.  YOU made this possible.  The future is bright!

ENABLING Patents by Everyone, Everywhere


Yesterday I had the chance to review the presentation that David Laftkas will be giving at the Innovation Engineering conference next Monday.

The Numeric Difference between GOOD & GREAT Innovations


We've  been research  what makes for a GREAT Innovation.
As background our definition of innovation is Meaningfully Unique.

Innovation Engineering 2015 Conference - FREE Webcast Sign Up


I am proud to announce the Web broadcast of the third annual Innovation Engineering Global Conference

It is all day June 22 and a half day on June 23rd.

To sign up visit

Sadly all seats for in person attendance are sold out.

SIGN UP TO SEE VIDEO:  Everyone who signs up will be sent a link to watch the video after  the conference.

Like last year it is an interactive event - before the broadcast you will be sent a PDF to participate in the activities and instructions for how to  feed your ideas and advice into the conference live.

The theme for the 2015 conference is…

Everybody’s Got Wings

Enabling Innovation by Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday. 

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The conference is a great way for New People to learn more about Innovation Engineering.   It’s also a great way for those who are involved with Innovation Engineering to kick start their innovation efforts

It's a major upgrade event -  powered by the Innovation Engineering 3.0 release of Best Practices and IE Labs Tools.   Over the past 12 months 100% of the Innovation Engineering System has been updated - that’s all 48 Skills and all 100+ Videos!

MONDAY Broadcast June 22, 2015 - EST

Innovation Engineering Systems &  Best Practices

NOTE: VARIANCE IS EXPECTED IN SCHEDULE: Content has priority over the clock.  We will attempt to stay close to the schedule but we will not stress if they are  plus or minus 15 minutes.

8:00 - Opening Keynote - The State of the Movement:  Doug Hall , Innovation Engineering Founder, will provide a review of where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going.

9:00  - What Did You Learn in 2015: This will involve those in the room and remote sharing their learning from the year.

9:30 - BREAK

9:45  - ENABLING Innovation Engineering 3.0:  Maggie Pfeifer, Innovation Engineering Director of Education, will review the new best practices from the past year.  This includes Create, Communicate, Commercialize, Systems driven Leadership and Innovation Engineering Black Belt Certification.

12:00 - Lunch Break

1:00 - ENABLING Innovation Pipeline 3.0 - Lydia Carson, Eureka! Ranch Vice President, will review the Innovation Pipeline subsystem for enabling Increased Innovation Speed & Decreased Risk By Creating Alignment with Strategy, Departments & Teams.

2:00 - ENABLING Collaboration Cafe  3.0- Maggie Nichols, Innovation Engineering Institute President will review the Collaboration Cafe subsystem for enabling Increased Innovation Speed & Decreased Risk By Confronting the Psychological Barriers to Internal/External Idea Sharing.

3:00  - BREAK

3:15 - ENABLING Merwyn Rapid Research 3.0 - Doug Hall,  Innovation Engineering Institute CEO will review the Merwyn Rapid Research subsystem for enabling Increased Innovation Speed & Decreased Risk By Reducing Testing Time & Cost by up to 50% / 99%.

4:00 - ENABLING Patent ROI 3.0 - David Laftkas,  Innovation Engineering Institute Patent Attorney will review the Patent ROI subsystem for enabling Increased Innovation Speed & Decreased Risk By Making it EASY to Find, Filter and File Patents for Competitive Advantage.

5:00 Closing Keynote:  Wisdom From The Legends:  Doug Hall will close out day 1 with lessons he’s learned over the past year from 7 experts on system thinking. The learning is from personal interviews plus recently discovered written & video archives.  It will be a blend of inspiration and education.

TUESDAY Broadcast - June 23, 2015 - EST

8:00 What did you Learn:  A brief sharing of what was learned the day before.

8:30 - 12:30 - Innovation Engineering Express:  John Ferris CEO of Innovation Engineering Network Canada and Maggie Nichols will co-present the Innovation Engineering Express demonstration It’s an inspiring live demonstration event that will let you see, feel, and touch what it’s like to be part of a high performance innovation team that can outpace the competition in today’s fast changing world.   It’s designed to be done individually or in teams.  Invite others to participate with you to maximize learning and impact.

12:30 Closing

Doug Hall

The Driving Eureka! Newsletter is a compilation of case studies, new techniques, thought provoking insights, an occasional rant, and excerpts from my books 



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