Value creation in a defence and security S&T organization


  1. Waruszynski, B.
  2. Gauvin, M.
  3. DuCharme, M.B.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Innovation is central to all Research and Development (R&D) organizations. Such organizations rely primarily on the generation of new information and knowledge to produce innovation and value for their R&D activities. This technical memorandum represents a “thought piece” on a proposed Innovation Model outlining four complementary key roles that have the potential of enhancing the production and value of Science and Technology (S&T) innovation. The four roles are described as Knowledge Integrator (synthesizing and integrating validated S&T knowledge from a variety of disciplines and sources); Open Innovator (innovating from internal and external sources); Integral Advisor (providing credible and timely advice to empower decision-making); and Risk Mitigator (providing awareness to optimize the value of future results). The four key roles within the innovation system are closely linked to the S&T partner network of the Innovation Model. It is proposed that the value proposition of these roles is intended to create more successful networks and partnerships within defence and security by focusing more on S&T investment and by contributing to the global innovation system. To enable the four key roles, the S&T organization will need to develop a framework that will enhance the learning processes (learning organization), knowledge structures at the individual and organizational levels (knowledge management), and a culture of collaboration within the innovation system.

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Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2010-268 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2010
Number of Pages
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