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What Is Open Innovation?

Call for Book Authors and Editors

TMS and its publishing partner John Wiley & Sons are seeking new authors or volume editors for textbooks, handbooks, and reference books on materials science-related topics.

Please contact Matt Baker if you are an interested author or editor, or simply have an idea that you wish to share.

Materials Innovation @ TMS

The Open Innovation program is a component of Materials Innovation @ TMS--an exciting, new TMS initiative focused on accelerating the discovery, development, and commercialization of new materials systems and processes. Go to materialsinnovation.tms.org for updates on Materials Innovation @ TMS activities, resources, and opportunities.

The concept of "open innovation" supports advancement of technology by crossing traditional organizational boundaries to share ideas, knowledge, research, and inventions. TMS Open Innovation puts this concept into practice by providing the opportunity for our members and customers to take an active role in developing new products, services, and resources that will help shape the future of TMS and benefit the broader materials community.

Help Shape the Future of the Materials Community: Propose an Idea Today

As a member-driven organization, TMS exists to meet the needs of its members and to advance the materials community as a whole. To achieve these goals, we need your input, and that’s why we created TMS Open Innovation.

This platform allows us to create new products, services, and resources for our members and other customers, as well as to address critical materials science and engineering issues. TMS is actively seeking ideas for education courses, technical meetings, publications, and other knowledge resources.

Submit your ideas for a new TMS offering by completing our online form.

If you have any questions on submitting your ideas, please contact Christina Raabe Eck.

Open Innovation Solutions for Your Organization

Accepting ideas for new events and resources is one way to demonstrate the concept of Open Innovation. Another is to provide organizations with opportunities to reach out to TMS’s broad and influential membership base.

If your organization is looking for innovative ideas to solve a challenge or improve a product, we would welcome the opportunity to work with you to tap into the knowledge and experience of our members and constituents via the following solutions:

  • Exhibit: The TMS Annual Meeting Exhibition attracts over 4,000 materials science and engineering professionals in a dynamic trade-show environment.
  • Sponsor: Through the TMS Annual Meeting sponsorship program, you can reserve a meeting room or hospitality suite in which to conduct user meetings, focus groups, or think tanks.
  • Advertise: Attract the right professionals for the task though a recruitment ad in JOM, the society’s member journal, or through TMS e-News or the TMS website.
  • Create a custom solution: We will be happy to work with you to create a custom package of solutions to meet your company’s needs.

For more information about any of these options, please contact Caron Gavrish, Sales Specialist, at cgavrish@tms.org.