GPS World editor to moderate innovation panel at Munich Summit

March 6, 2017  - By

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This year, the Munich Satellite Navigation Summit features an interactive session on the topic “Industry Meets Research: Innovation Drivers and Barriers in SMEs.” Fabio Dovis from Politecnico di Torino will chair the session, and GPS World magazine Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Alan Cameron will moderate the discussion.

“Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their innovative ideas are an important factor of economic growth,” states the conference program. “Therefore it is important to improve the environment in which innovative business ideas can be created. A main factor is the promotion and facilitation of technology transfer, thus the access to scientific results. In order to enable a dynamic and creative GNSS product, service and application development, a stronger and more structured link between the most promising results of GNSS research and companies should be fostered.”

Enter the Fishbowl

This session will be organized according to the so-called fishbowl method that will involve GNSS experts from universities, research centers and industry in an interactive discussion. Everybody is welcome to join the fishbowl and to be part of the GNSS Knowledge Triangle to strengthen the knowledge transfer and the future success of GNSS.

According to the fishbowl method, five chairs will be arranged in circles and one chair is always unoccupied. Any member of the audience can, at any time, occupy the empty chair and join the fishbowl. When this happens, an existing member of the fishbowl must voluntarily leave the fishbowl and free a chair. The discussion continues with participants frequently entering and leaving the fishbowl.

The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit takes place March 14–16.

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