Stevens' professor Lynn receives 2009 Research Publication Award

December 17, 2008

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens Institute of Technology Professor Gary S. Lynn was recognized as one of the most prolific scholars in the world for his research on technology innovation by the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT). The award is based on his research in the area for the past five years. This is the second time Dr. Lynn won this award. The first time was in 2003.

Lynn is a tenured professor and teaches marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels at the Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology. He has won several awards for both teaching and research and was selected by Business 2.0 Magazine as one of the top ten management gurus in the world.

"Gary's work in technology-based entrepreneurship is emblematic of the academically rigorous and high-impact research that is being done at Stevens," said Lex McCusker, Dean of the Howe School of Technology Management. "Stevens has a strong culture of technology entrepreneurship across all its science and engineering disciplines, and the Howe School complements that work with world-class research on the corporate and academic mechanisms for moving inventions into the marketplace."

Lynn's research has been transformed into tools and metrics to help companies innovate better and faster. Together with Dr. Richard Reilly, also of Stevens, they developed a technique for companies to assess their technology platforms, estimate their probabilities of success, and outline what can be done to improve the chances of success. This "Innovation Report Card" assessment has been verified with hundreds of companies, including Cisco Systems, Corning, Exxon, GE, Hitachi, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Merck, Motorola, Nabisco and five government research labs.

Dr. Lynn will be presented with the Research Publication award during IAMOT's annual conference, scheduled for April 5-9, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.
About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 2,150 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students with about 250 full-time faculty. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at

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