MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research institute, announced that its president and CEO, Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Innovation leaders selected to serve in this group will help support President Obama's innovation strategy by developing policies that foster entrepreneurship and identifying new ways to take ideas to the marketplace in order to help create jobs and economic growth. Carlson joins the advisory council along with a leading group of entrepreneurs, university presidents, investors and nonprofit executives.
"I am honored to be selected to serve as a member of this council to help move our economy forward. This is the best time for innovation with unlimited opportunities – it is potentially a time of abundance – but it is also the most competitive time. For a company or a country to thrive, all parts of the innovation ecosystem must continuously improve. Industry, government, and academia need to work together to create government policies that encourage and support innovation along with the workforce required so we can thrive in our innovation economy."
Dr. Carlson was appointed president and CEO of SRI International in December 1998. He created SRI's Five Disciplines of Innovation™ workshops, which are held at SRI and organizations throughout the world and are based on the institute's innovation best practices. Organizations attend the workshops to learn how to maximize the return on R&D investment and create high value for their organization and its customers. Dr. Carlson also co-authored the book Innovation: the Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want,
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