The article presents information on ING Renault F1, the Formula One racing team of Renault. It states that the engine design of the Renault F1 Team takes place at Viry-Châtillon, in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It adds that the company will build six cars for the 2007 season. According to the article, F1 has been able to point to the wealth of innovation that has developed in the sport and eventually trickled down into road car use.
CABLE manufacturing, SUPERCONDUCTING cables, RUNNING training, ELECTRIC potential, and SUPERCONDUCTING films
Aiming to achieve a superconducting feeder cable system applicable to Japan, France, and other countries, we summarize the required specifications created for prototyping of superconducting cables. Superconducting cables manufactured based on the required specifications were subjected to voltage, current, and other tests and then verification tests using train. The abovementioned test results have given us good prospects for superconducting feeder cables that can be applied to actual lines in Japan and France. Simulation was conducted to check the effect of these superconducting cables in actual lines. Analysis results were obtained to confirm that the introduction of a 310-m superconducting cable had an effect of compensating for voltage drops. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
BUSINESS networks, ORGANIZATIONAL structure, INNOVATIONS in business, LEADERSHIP, PHARMACEUTICAL industry, and CHANGE agents
Purpose -- The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how to build and maintain an active network of innovators inside a large organization. Design/methodology/approach -- The paper describes the process used by a senior manager at a large pharmaceutical company in France to create a flexible structure that would enable innovators and seekers of innovation to connect and move interesting and promising ideas toward implementation. Findings -- One of the authors describes his approach, which included inviting graduates of a program in innovation management to design the structure of the network. He has successfully conducted about 30 problem-centered network sessions, based upon the process taught in the Managing Innovation program (a copyrighted program of Barnes & Conti Associates Inc. and David Francis, PhD) These sessions have successfully moved a number of practical and creative ideas forward. Research limitations/implications -- The authors believe that this type of innovation network could be replicated successfully in other large organizations. The process, however, requires a senior manager who is a very involved and invested sponsor/champion. Practical implications -- Problems that require innovative solutions can be brought to a diverse group of innovators who are interested in working on it. The format involves multiple, rapid prototyping, and saves considerable time and money while providing practical and vetted solutions or inventions. Social implications -- An innovation network provides an outlet for members to use their creative imagination to address a wide variety of problems. In this way, they can continue to build their own skills while contributing value to their organizations. Originality/value -- Leaders always hope to maximize the value of their investment in training and development. Creating a format that takes advantage of and continues to build skills in areas such as innovation management optimizes an organization's ROI in leadership development while providing a valuable service to the organization. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
International Journal of Production Economics. Dec1995, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p201-204. 4p.
CONFERENCES & conventions, PRODUCTION (Economic theory), MANUFACTURING processes, INDUSTRIAL management, RAPID prototyping, PRODUCTION management (Manufacturing), and MOBILE businesses
This article presents a list of various conventions and seminars related to production economics. International Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Systems and Technologies, will take place in Bradford, England, from March 26-27. 3rd International Product Development Conference, will take place from April 15-16 in France. International Workshop on Modelling Techniques, Business Process and Benchmarking will be conducted in Bordeaux, France from April 18-19. 2nd Workshop on Design of Games for Production Management will be held in Sandbjerg, Denmark, from June 13-15. 2nd International Conference on Managing Integrated Manufacturing, will take place from June 26-28 in Leicester, England. 26th European Small Business Seminar on Developing Core Competencies in Small Businesses for the 21st Century, will be conducted from September 2-6 in Vaasa, Finland. 5th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing and Hybrid Automation will be conducted in Maui, Hawaii, from August 6-9.
Electronics Weekly. 04/03/2002, Issue 2046, p15. 1p. 2 Color Photographs.
ELECTRONIC industries -- Congresses, COMPUTER industry, and CONFERENCES & conventions
Discusses the results of the Electronic Design Automation conference in Paris, France in 2002. Issues on the capabilities of process technologies; Discussion on a prediction about networked adaptive computing machines; Benefit from the prototyping computer software Certify 6.0 manufactured by Synplicity; Views of chief technology officer Raul Camposano of Synopsys on power dissipation.