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Located in the beautiful Central Coast of California, Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC is an R&D and innovation management consulting firm specializing in the effective support for the strategic planning, technology assessment, information technology and R&D management objectives of government agencies, commercial firms and other organizations in the U.S. and internationally.
The Vision of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC ("Artemis Innovation") is to aid government and non-government organizations to achieve better their innovation research and development goals and objectives through the cost-effective application of practical technology management best practices. Artemis Innovation provides both consulting services and direct R&D project management support applying best practices to cost-effectively achieve remarkable results. As an IBM Business Partner, Artemis Innovation also provides focused management solutions for organizations that use, or plan to use the high-leverage capabilities of the Rational Tool Suite, including Rational Method Composer and other tools that enable software development practices.
The best practices applied by Artemis Innovation - including a coherent Technology Management Body of Knowledge (TMBoK) - are the result of extensive personal innovation management experience in technology R&D programs ranging from $1M to more than $800M per year, and from extensive bench-marking of the practices of a wide range of organizations and programs.
Artemis innovation also provides unique aerospace and green energy sector -focused consulting in the fields of space solar power, solar power generation, power transmission, and wind power systems and integration.
The business model of Artemis Innovation has several inter-related aspects, including services ranging across...
- Strategic planning for technology and innovation;
- Technology risk and readiness assessments;
- R&D program or project planning and implementation support;
- Direct development project participation and leadership;
- Advanced concepts studies;
- Information Technology Solutions; and,
- Sustainable Energy Specific Projects (including space solar power, SSP/SPS).
These areas represent a summary of the offerings of Artemis Innovation. Detailed discussion would be welcome concerning any of these, or other related topics.
28 July 2014: Several months ago, my first book, "The Case for Space Solar Power" was published by the Virginia Edition Publishing company. The volume is well-regarded by most readers and provides both a history, technical assessment and a business case for the concept of Space Solar Power. It is available via Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/The-Case-Space-Solar-Power-ebook/dp/B00HNZ0Z96. The electronic version is formatted rather poorly on a small reader, although it works well on a tablet. Overall, I recommend the hardcover, which has quite a large number of informative color figures and tables. I apologize in advance for the typos, which will be fixed in the second edition. I hope that you enjoy it...!
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September 2012: the Final Report from my study for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program was completed and posted online by NASA. The study of the SPS-ALPHA (solar power satellite by means of arbitrarily large phased array) concept presents the first end-to-end systems analysis of a fundamentally new approach not only to space solar power, but to a wide range of future space systems. The study can be obtained from NASA's NIAC website.
28 May 2012: I am trying something new: writing and publishing a book on Space Solar Power… And… I am hoping to get the wherewithal to publish, etc., through the crowd-sourcing site, “Kickstarter.com”. The tentative title of the book is “Space Solar Power and the SPS-ALPHA Concept”; if you are interested in learning more about this, please take a look at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/450844280/space-solar-power-and-the-sps-alpha-concept?ref=live If you like the idea, please consider sharing this with others, and perhaps think about supporting the project…! Thanks a lot for taking a look. PS: I have until 27 June 2012 and then the project dies, unless there is sufficient support through Pledges...!
01 October 2011: The First International Assessment of Space Solar Power (SSP) has been published by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Artemis Innovation played a lead role in the implementation of this multi-year study effort (2008-2011). The report will be available on-line at the IAA website during Fall 2011.
08 August 2011: Artemis Innovation Management Solutions was selected for a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Project for 2011 - "SPS-ALPHA (Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array) - the First Practical Solar Power Satellite Concept." This project will be implemented for NASA during September 2011 through September 2012.
18 July 2010: J. Mankins briefed the PCAST (the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology), within the OSTP (Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the White House); topics included the need for transformational sustainable energy solutions, such as space solar power (SSP) / solar power satellites (SPS).
June 2010: Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC relocates its offices and operations from Northern Virginia to the Central Coast of California.
August 2009: Artemis Innovation became an IBM Business Partner.
26 April 2009: J. Mankins interviewed for "Living on Earth" on National Public Radio; a couple of the podcast version is available at: http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=09-P13-00017&segmentID=2
15 December 2008: Technology Readiness and Risk Assessment Methodology to be posted (PLANNED)
15 December 2008: Initial Family of TMBoK white papers to be posted (PLANNED)
03 December 2008: Published essay concerning Cost Overruns and the Importance of Technology Investments @ "The Space Review" (see: http://thespacereview.com/article/1262/1)
September 2008: Artemis Innovation website re-built...
28 February 2006: Artemis Innovation website is up...!
01 October 2005: Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC formed and opened offices outside Washington, D.C.