Invention Machine Releases Podcast on Sustainable Innovation
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Invention Machine Releases Podcast on Sustainable Innovation

BOSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 3, 2007— Invention Machine, a leading provider of innovation software, today released the next episode of its podcast series on "Sustainable Innovation" -- a program designed to help companies better tackle innovation challenges and learn what global organizations are doing to sustain their product innovation processes. The segment made available today is the final part of a three-part conversation between Invention Machine Chief Technology Officer Jim Todhunter and Vincent Lyons, vice president, Engineering & Technology for Leggett & Platt, where he leads the company's innovation initiatives.

This episode focuses on how Leggett & Platt is implementing its strategies for developing innovation as a value-driving core competency in today's competitive global climate. Specifically, Lyons discusses the creation of Leggett & Platt's Innovation Design Engineering Acceleration (IDEA) program that has helped the company create innovative products at an accelerated pace, including the world's first semi-fold box spring. This revolutionary product is currently available through Leggett & Platt.

"Innovation is a continuous process, and companies must constantly look to reinvent themselves, their products and services," said Todhunter. "In this podcast, Lyons offers extremely pragmatic advice on how Leggett & Platt is executing on its sustainable innovation strategy."

This latest segment, as well as first two parts of the podcast series featuring Leggett & Platt, can be downloaded or played over the Web from Invention Machine's Web site at Listeners also can access the segment on Todhunter's blog, Innovating to Win, where he provides regular insights and observations from the front lines on achieving a high-performance innovation organization. Finally, listeners can subscribe to the "Sustainable Innovation" podcast program to have subsequent episodes made available through their RSS readers.

About Invention Machine

A leading provider of innovation software, Invention Machine drives sustainable innovation by enabling global organizations to consistently generate breakthrough ideas that accelerate product development. Invention Machine Goldfire empowers engineers and scientists to conceive and validate right ideas the first time, so they can quickly and easily deliver market leading products. Global 2000 manufacturers in more than 25 countries rely on Invention Machine for product innovation, process improvement and market expansion. Its unique software fuels sustainable innovation across numerous industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer technology, energy and environment and life sciences. For additional information, please visit


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