Dr. Laurie Schramm

President Emeritus
Job Title
President Emeritus

Dr. Laurier Schramm is a former CEO and President of SRC and has over 35 years of R&D experience spanning each of the industry, not-for-profit, university, and government sectors. He has also been a prolific contributor to the scientific and engineering literature with 17 patents, 11 books, and over 350 other publications and proprietary reports. Many of his inventions have been adopted into commercial practice. Laurie is currently focused on helping SRC to become Canada’s leading technological innovation enabler.

Posts by this Author

Reverse Osmosis Unit
December 13, 2016
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
At the beginning of the 20th century, organized research, development and technological innovation were quite rare, but this changed with the advent of industrial research organizations. Read more about the evolution of SRC.
Circuit board with green panel
October 11, 2016
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Key Enabling Technologies are expected to be the most important building blocks for future technological innovation across all industrial sectors. Find out how these technologies are expected to play critical roles in the evolution and sustainability of leading-edge economies.
woman sitting on chair thinking about creativity at src
April 20, 2016
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
If you think that creative thinking is just for “naturally creative people,” then you may want to reconsider. The good news is that everyone’s natural creative talents can be developed and enhanced.
Two male src employees working in energy lab
February 10, 2016
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
On average, a huge amount of work and several thousand failures almost always mark the landscape between a bright new idea and a commercial success. Let’s take a look at the prior history of the average successful new product.
failure is only the opportunity to begin again - quote Henry Ford
October 06, 2015
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Terms like “Fail Fast,” “Fail Cheap,” and “Fail Early” are often used in discussions about innovation, especially with regard to product development, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies. A popular one is “Failing Forward,” but what does it mean?
failure and success sign
July 21, 2015
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
The term technology readiness is arising more frequently in discussions about innovation. When this occurs, one has to be a bit careful because there are two very different kinds of readiness and both are important to the success of technology development.
Shadowed figures sitting around busines table with graphics floating above
March 03, 2015
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
The Innovation School™ focuses not only on building an understanding of innovation, but on promoting and sharing ideas, business models and best practices related to enabling innovation by RTOs.
Employees talking with each other at an src internal tradeshow
November 12, 2014
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Much has been written on employee engagement and how to encourage and foster innovation within an organization. Our Innovation Forum is designed to encourage conversations and networking across the company, to create an awareness about the capabilities and projects at SRC.
Three economic cycles
October 15, 2014
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
In 1925, Nikolai Kondratieff proposed economies go through cycles of depression, expansion and recession, called Kondratieff Waves. These waves carry technological, social/political, economic and environmental change, planting seeds for future innovations.
dirt road through a field
September 03, 2014
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Discovery and invention strategies are important aspects of research and development. Once something has been invented, questions related to feasibility, value and demand come into play, as well as whether or how the invention should be protected.