INNOVATION TO IMPACT (i2i)

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THE PROBLEM

The Global Innovation Exchange (GIE) has 16,000+ innovations on its platform. Many of these technologies still reside upstream within the innovation pipeline — far from commercialization, far from scaled, and far from real impact. The challenge is how to commercialize these technologies more efficiently and effectively to achieve sustainable uptake, scale, and impact. 

THE SOLUTION

Sustained uptake of innovations and technologies requires a demand-driven industrial research framework. i2i uses this framework to explicitly outline the steps and actions technology managers need to employ to successfully achieve the innovation-to-commercial uptake pathway. Technology managers can learn how to achieve sustained uptake, scale, and commercialization of their technologies through the i2i interactive, web-based, educational toolkit. 

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THE HOW

The i2i Innovation Team (I-Team) is a co-creation unit comprised of Feed the Future Innovation Managers.  I-Team members document the pathway of one of their innovations across the 5 stages of impact, from ideation to scale. Findings from the I-Team case studies inform the i2i educational toolkit.

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Livestock Innovation Lab

GBOLA ADESOGAN

Dr. Adesogan is the Director of the Livestock Innovation Lab at the University of Florida.

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Soybean Innovation Lab

KERRY CLARK

Dr. Clark is lead mechanization researcher and product manager for the SIL Multi-Crop Thresher.

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Soybean Innovation Lab

PAUL HIXSON

Mr. Hixson is the lead ICT researcher and product manager for the ICT Health CheckUp Tool.

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innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss

JAGGER HARVEY

Dr. Jagger is the Director of the Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss at Kansas State University..

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DAVE HOISINGTON

Peanut Innovation Lab

Dr. Hoisington is the Director of the Peanut Innovation Lab at the University of Georgia.

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BARRY PITTENDRIGH

Legume Innovation Lab

Dr. Pittendrigh is the Director of the Innovation Lab for Legume Systems Research at Michigan State University.

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MICHELLE SANTOS

Soybean Innovation Lab

Dr. Santos is Program Manager for the Pan-African Soybean Variety Trials.

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ERIC SEDIVY

Soybean Innovation Lab

Dr. Sedivy is the Program Manager for the SIL SMART Farm.

i2i TOOLKIT

The i2i program will develop an interactive web-based toolkit of knowledge assets to guide other Feed the Future innovation managers on a pathway toward sustained uptake, scale, and commercialization of their technologies. 

i2i PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

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PETER GOLDSMITH

Soybean Innovation Lab

Dr. Goldsmith is the Director of the Soybean Innovation Lab and the Principal Investigator for the i2i Program.

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VINCENT AMANOR-BOADU

Kansas State University

Dr. Amanor-Boadu is the i2i Facilitator. 

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STEPH 

ADAMS

Soybean Innovation Lab

Ms. Adams is the Communications Manager for the Soybean Innovation Lab and the i2i Program.

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COURTNEY TAMIMIE

Soybean Innovation Lab

Ms. Tamimie is the Associate Director of the Soybean Innovation Lab and the i2i Program.

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JIM GUILKEY

S4 NetQuest

Dr. Guilkey is the President of S4 NetQuest and the i2i instructional design lead.