NASA’s Jeffrey Davis on Open Innovation

Johnson Space Center

Dr Jeffrey Davis, head of Human Health and Performance Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, spoke on NASA’s new innovation culture at the Mack Institute’s ET Update Day 2013: The Future of Medical Miracles.

“The open innovation idea made sense for us,” reports Knowledge@Wharton on Davis’ presentation. “It allowed us to open up our problems to the crowd, if you will, and we got some novel ideas back. Since then we’ve been building [open innovation] into our basic problem-solving structure.”

ET Update Day also featured perspectives on healthcare innovations from Dr John Wingfield of the National Science Foundation, Andrea Valente of, and Dr Shay Soker of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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