New books from researchers and practitioners at the IC² Institute explore the energy-water nexus and the elimination of barriers to innovation.
Open Innovation: Academic and Practical Perspectives on the Journey from Idea to Market (Oxford University Press, 2016) brings together the latest scholarship on open innovation – that is, innovation processes which transcend organizational boundaries – together with tried-and-true stories of successful applications in real-world settings. Authors explore a variety of new methods for improving idea development and processes, making this book an invaluable resource for readers as they learn how to create a supportive ecosystem for their employees and co-workers. The volume is edited by IC² Institute Research Director Arthur B. Markman.
Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival (Yale University Press, 2016) explores the interconnections between energy and water, widely understood as two of the world’s most critical resources but less often examined through their interconnections and shared vulnerabilities. Author Michael E. Webber is co-director of the IC² Institute’s ATI Clean Energy Incubator, deputy director of the Energy Institute, and professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
For more information:
- Open Innovation ed. by Arthur B. Markman (ISBN 0199374449)
- Thirst for Power by Michael E. Webber (ISBN 0300212461)