Nebraska Public Power District works very closely with the UNL Energy Sciences Research Center and helps fund innovative projects related to energy through our Domestic Energy Research & Application Initiative. This pathway will give you the tools to be the next big innovator!

Foundation
 

Ideate


Getting started is the hardest part (except for the final 10% but more on that later). Utilizing key tools and a strategic approach you can creATE an IDEa (IDEATE) worthy of your innovation.

Observe the World Around You
"Stop. Look. Listen." is a great safety message from our friends at the railroad, but it also is great advice to begin to see the world around you in ...
Questioning Attitude
"What is the Definition of Questioning Attitude? The NRC’s SCPS (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) defines Questioning Attitude as when individuals avoi...
Brainstorming Tools
Sometimes getting your thoughts organized is the most important part of the IDEATION process. Unfortunately - you will probably have more ideas that y...

Steps:

1. Hit the streets: Interview people and local businesses

2. Take notes - what do you see?

3. Identify strategic problems to address


Dig deeper by exploring the Observing the World Around You pathway that dives into collecting data with sensors! http://pathways.nppd.com/p210


ANALOG

Research

Research

DIGITAL

Concept Testing

Concept Testing

LOGIC

Business Analytics

Business Analytics

DATA

Prototypes and Beta Testing

Prototypes and Beta Testing

INNOVATION

Technicalities (product design)

Technicalities (product design)

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