D+I present at the Collaborate Innovate 2012 conference28-May-2012
D+I Business Development Manager, James Brennan, presented at the Collaborate Innovate 2012 conference organised by the Corporate Research Centre Association (CRC). CRC pull together research from universities, CSIRO and private business, applying it for the benefit of Australians.
The conference focused on collaboration as a key issue for any researcher, innovator or business in today’s environment. Anyone wanting to make a real difference should be skilled at collaboration. Collaboration improves the speed and the quality of innovation. The connections, associations and creativity that come with collaboration make it much more likely that an idea can become an innovation. Innovation is a key driver of productivity and competitiveness as well as the wellbeing of our society and environment.
James presented on how collaboration works for D+I and how important it is to get the team ‘right'. James guided the audience through a real-world example of how we do it. What better project example than the Pilot Sphere inside James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger marine submersible. During the development of the cockpit layout D+I worked seamlessly with a specialist team of engineers at Acheron to bring about a successful outcome. With two large diversely skilled teams, focused on a single, scary, noble goal, collaboration and drawing on each other strengths were crucial to the success of the project. This in the end delivered the record dive for James Cameron.
For more information on D+I’s design and engineering expertise on developing the Pilot Sphere click here.
To find out more about Collaborate Innovate 2012 visit the website: http://www.crca.asn.au/conference/