Innovation Enhancement and Semantic Network Representation in Design

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: New Design Paradigms and Processes

Research team: Sundar Krishnamurty, Nicholas Polys

The innovation process is currently ad hoc, unsystematic, and slow. This costs companies time and money. Our approach brings science to innovation and is able to systematize the process and speed it up. The first step is to efficiently search for adaptable solutions to your problem from diverse fields— called analogous solutions. Searching effectively through patent databases, scientific journals, and the legacy data for a company prevents reinventing the wheel—thus saving time and money.