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“Mapping the Benefits from Innovation Contests,” a Research-Technology Management (RTM) Lunch & Learn Discussion with Ademir Vrolijk.

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Technology Management (RTM) Lunch & Learn Discussion with Ademir Vrolijk.
Vrolijk discussed a framework he and his coauthors created that highlights an innovation contest’s various nonsolution benefits and shows how practitioners can benefit from all contest stages.
Ademir Vrolijk is a PhD candidate in systems engineering at The George Washington University’s Engineering Management and Systems Engineering department. He was also a Visiting Researcher at Harvard University’s Laboratory for Innovation Science. He researches how technical organizations, such as NASA, can leverage crowdsourcing to solve complex problems. He has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Carleton University and is an alumnus of the International Space University’s Space Studies Program. He has worked as a project management professional in the defense and medical technology industry. He also sat on the national board of the Canadian Space Society.
Vrolijk will present key findings from his paper published in RTM Volume 65, Issue 1.