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EV battery energy storage system

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text] It’s Electric! Innovative Energy Storage Systems for a Surging Market [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The power of open innovation and breakthrough R&D are transforming the electric vehicle and energy storage sectors and can be the keys to a global clean energy movement. National policy changes, consumer demand, and improved efficiency in batteries are all factors supporting this market growth and opportunity for commercialization. Empower Ezassi’s open innovation consulting and technology scouting services to inspire the new energy initiatives your organization requires.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Electric Vehicle Supply & Equipment Technologies Require Innovative Ideas and Complex Collaborations Across Industries [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]As the world continues to move toward renewable sources of energy, vehicle manufacturers must also keep the pace with their technologies and corporate sustainability goals. The popularity of the electric car and the government incentives for transitioning from gas-powered vehicles are market trends that can’t be ignored in the energy sector. Pew Research cites “two-thirds of Americans support providing incentives to...

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ignite innovative culture

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year is full of potential for innovative growth in your organization.  Ezassi is your partner in measurable and achievable business goals with the help of our innovation software and services. Innovative culture is not something you can turn on or off, rather it develops with time, intentionality, and synergy. Attract the right kind of talent and provide the motivation for a sustainable, confident innovative culture. If the right mechanisms are put in place, including KPIs, rewards, and specific processes to drive successful innovation, then your organization will find value ideating, working beyond a job role, risk taking, failing fast, and growing strong partnerships of collaboration. We propose you ask these twelve strategic planning questions and consider the resolutions for energizing your organization’s innovative culture. This is a month-by-month prompt to spark the innovative spirit of your company and illuminate a brighter innovation portfolio this year.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="42px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Resolutions to Ignite a Culture...

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smart grid

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Innovative Solutions for Big Energy [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The electric grid needs modernizing to support our expanding e-economy and national security. Innovative solutions for the energy sector are increasingly powered by collaborations across researchers, government officials and companies looking to harness emerging renewable technologies, update control systems and computing, and find new materials and methods to design regional energyshed management systems for a modern, efficient and de-carbonized grid. Adjacent technologies impacting the energy industry can be harnessed by collaborative project teams of engineers and leading organizations who seek to modernize power systems and continue to utilize renewable resources. Let’s plug in to some current topics in this sector.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="5/6"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Power Hungry Industries  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]The global economy will continue to demand more power and with that growth, greater energy security. Conventional power plants requiring energy sources from coal, natural gas, and nuclear should increasingly look to integrate renewable technologies like solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]In the global race for innovation, industry leaders are speeding ahead in the engineering fields of satellites, rockets, robotics, drones, motorsports, and the future of mobility. It’s no longer enough to just keep the pace of your competitors. The objective is to outperform and outmaneuver, blazing the trail to new frontiers with faster, more cost-effective innovation solutions.  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Race to Space : Launch Collaboration  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]There’s no bigger frontier for growth than space, and it takes an incredible team to assemble a successful mission. Rocket Lab, together with General Atomics, NOAA, and France’s National Center for Space Studies, completed an 8th launch in October 2022 to deliver a satellite to collect crucial global data from thousands of transmitters. The analysis of this physical and biological data will help scientists better understand the planet’s climate and biodiversity, as well as assist with maritime security, pollution tracking, and humanitarian assistance. You don’t have...

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ideation objectives

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Top 5 Ideation Objectives for Innovation [Infographic] [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]  Both a Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Linus Pauling believed, “The best way to get a good idea is to have a lot of ideas...

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innovation solutions

Innovation can also come in the form of new types of services that offer improvements on old ways of doing things, meet previously unidentified needs or fill gaps in the market. More often, innovation solutions use technology to support and dispatch new services...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's times of stress that really test the strength or weakness of an organization. During stressful times, leaders learn what the people in their organizations are made of – but also whether the systems, functions, and processes they have put in place are resilient to withstand the crises that inevitably come up. Industry shifts, market downturns, unexpected competitors: when stress comes, it shouldn't make an organization or process fall to pieces. Instead, stressful times should be when positive discourse, growth, and resiliency thrive.[1] "What do you do when you face a surprise?" David Woods, Faculty Emeritus of Integrated Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University, asked at the 2014 Velocity NY conference; referring to unexpected situations like when chunks of foam fell off the Space Shuttle Columbia's fuel tank in an unexpected way. "Do you gracefully extend performance, stretch your capabilities, and add adaptive capacity in order to continue to perform...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A new study from the labs of Durham University's Dr. Andrew Smallbone lays out a pathway to making plastic bottles from organic waste material and CO2 captured from power plants. A thorough analysis of the economics shows this process could even be cost competitive for making things like plastic bottles. The process could start with something like the leftover plant material from sugarcane pressing. After a few reaction steps, which include the addition of some captured CO2 and some ethylene glycol produced from corn plants, you'd end up with a plastic polymer called polyethylene furandicarboxylate—otherwise known as PEF. Functionally, it's similar to the PET plastic used for water and soda bottles, denoted by the number 1 recycling symbol. Every step in the process has been at least demonstrated before, and some are quite common, so the paper doesn't spend much space on the chemistry. Instead, the researchers engage in life cycle analysis...

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