Previous Jan 2016Next Digital Edition Archives About iBi When There is No Silver Bullet...by Stevie ZverevaPeoria’s i-team is tackling some of the city’s oldest problems with a novel approach.Read more » The Age of Innovation Jan Wright, Publisher, iBi It’s a New Year… and what better time to focus on the topic of innovation? A New Standard in Medical Training Dr. John Vozenilek, Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, and Nikki Delinski, OSF HealthCare Launching this spring, a first-of-its-kind tool will revolutionize how new nurses are integrated into healthcare systems. Keep an Eye on KeyStart by Randon Gettys, Startup Peoria Photography by Tory Dahlhoff KeyStart provides fast access to capital in order to turn ideas into real companies. Caterpillar’s Culture of Innovation by George Taylor Caterpillar Inc. How we think like a customer and act like a startup… Innovation: A View from the Lab by Joseph O. Rich National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research It is not certain where the next great innovation will come from, but we are prepared to recognize it when it gets here. Innovation and Commercialization in the Feasibility Stage by Chad Stamper Illinois SBDC at Bradley University One of the primary purposes is to determine whether to pursue a business. From Innovation to Entrepreneurship by Merle G. Rocke EcoThermics Corporation Tips for prospective innovators and/or entrepreneurs… The Building Blocks of Breakthroughs by Francesco Fazio Doblin by Deloitte In today’s contested markets, simple innovations alone are never enough for long-term success. What the Heck Is an Innovation Agency? by Mark Hemmer Unless you’re actively staying on top of technology, it can be daunting to catch up. Innovation in Public Engagement for Regional Planning by Nick Hayward Tri-County Regional Planning Commission TCRPC seeks to be innovative in how it engages residents during its planning processes. Nonprofit Innovation: Creating Spaces by Eileen A. Ruby Setti Ruby & Associates Innovation cannot take place without creating the spaces necessary for it to happen. Expressions Of Tech Innovation in the (Non-)Commercial Wild by Clint LeClair, MD Innovation is only possible if your creation is legally shielded. Region Out of Recovery, Preparednessby Jim Fassino, Tri-County Long Term Recovery, and Ben Davidson, Community Organizations Active in Disaster Paving the Road AheadAndrew Rand, Peoria County Board Innovation and the Downtown by Michael J. Freilinger Downtown Development Corporation of Peoria Finance Innovation at the Bankby Nicholas Heskett Commerce Bank Consumer Credit: A Local Surveyby Larry C. Nelson Central Illinois Credit Seminars Workplace Focus on the Right ThingsJimmy L. Smith, Jim Smith Quality Small Businesses Deserve R&D Credits, Tooby Joel Norris and Saqib Dhanani HIRETech Time to See the Futureby Randy Pennington Workplace Emails: A Word to the Wiseby Kathleen M. Carter Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius and Cerulo Directed Care: The Most Effective Path Adam Haight IWIRC Corp. Healthcare Saving LivesThe “80% by 2018” Initiativeby UnityPoint Health – Peoria On the Cutting Edge of Medical Innovationby Shelli Dankoff OSF HealthCare More... Not Creative? Believe You Can Beby Mona Patel Motivate Design Ingenuity in AgriculturePatrick Kirchhofer - Peoria County Farm Bureau Disrupt or Be DisruptedJamie Engstrom Caterpillar Inc. One-Up Seen on TV: The CosmoGlove The Cosmo Finger Guard is a lightweight, cut-resistant specialty glove designed by a cosmetologist for cosmetologists, with comfort and safety in mind.