(675d) Revitalizing the Forest Bioproducts Industry: Steps Required to Overcome Innovation Fatigue
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2011
- Proceeding: 2011 Annual Meeting
- Group: International Congress on Energy 2011
- Time: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:45am-10:10am
The challenges of the forest products industries, especially the pulp and paper industries, represent cases of "innovation fatigue" with several well-known "innovation fatigue factors" limiting progress and innovation. We discuss these factors and identify steps needed to revitalize innovation, including steps that can build culture and processes that will support innovation and new product development.