Accelerating Innovation Implementation Across State Boundaries

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General Information
Solicitation Number: 1259
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2010
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2010
Solicitation Expires: Sep 30, 2010
Lead Organization: California Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2010
Commitment End Year: 2012
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $150,000.00
Commitments Received:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Nathan Newell
nathan.newell@dot.ca.gov
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address

Background

The implementation of cost effective research and new technologies is important to change how we do business by improving our products and services. Implementation of new innovations requires considerable resources (time and money) to integrate the technologies into the day to day business practices for DOTs. The project plans to promote promising ready to deploy innovations that can be used by other DOTs and hence save time and money for agencies. The AASHTO Research Advisory Committee has identified successful research products that help DOTs do their work cheaper, faster and better. Communicating successful research products throughout the US is essential for proving that research products can be integrated into DOTs that make a difference. This pooled fund project will help in promoting successful technology transfer among participating DOTs, in which partner states will contribute and identify their innovations that can be used by other DOTs. The project will increase awareness among participating agencies about promising technologies and will help in the development of marketing plans for these technologies. The project will also help in organizing training classes about specific research topics for member State DOTs.

Objectives

This project will fund the innovation implementation activities of selected research products that have been developed. Through this pooled fund project, California Department of Transportation plans to work with other State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to establish a program in order to facilitate the implementation of promising technologies. This project will provide opportunity for State DOTs to share their innovations with each other, support technology transfer activities and develop marketing and deployment plans for the implementation of selected innovations through a consultant. Resources will be provided for implementing the innovations that includes travel, training and other technology transfer activities. Using the principles of Leap not Creep: Accelerating Innovation Implementation and Communicating the Value of Research to help DOTs both push and pull innovation to DOTs. Workshops could be provided for the states participating in the pooled fund project. This project is also consistent with the FHWA's new program, Every Day Counts, to accelerate innovation implementation. This project will help DOTs to save time and money by not investing in the same research that has already been performed by other State DOTs. Hence rather than having each DOT identify and implement research separately, DOTs can work collectively through this pooled fund project.

Scope of Work

1) Identify promising technologies ready for implementation, developed by the participating State DOTs 2) Develop marketing plans for selected ready to deploy innovations 3) Organize training classes about specific research topics for member State DOTs

Comments

Recommended commitment is $10,000 per year for three years.

No document attached.

Accelerating Innovation Implementation Across State Boundaries

General Information
Solicitation Number: 1259
Status: Solicitation withdrawn
Date Posted: Feb 10, 2010
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2010
Solicitation Expires: Sep 30, 2010
Lead Organization: California Department of Transportation
Financial Summary
Commitment Start Year: 2010
Commitment End Year: 2012
100% SP&R Approval: Pending Approval
Commitments Required: $150,000.00
Commitments Received:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Nathan Newell
nathan.newell@dot.ca.gov
Commitments by Organizations
No data available.

Background

The implementation of cost effective research and new technologies is important to change how we do business by improving our products and services. Implementation of new innovations requires considerable resources (time and money) to integrate the technologies into the day to day business practices for DOTs. The project plans to promote promising ready to deploy innovations that can be used by other DOTs and hence save time and money for agencies. The AASHTO Research Advisory Committee has identified successful research products that help DOTs do their work cheaper, faster and better. Communicating successful research products throughout the US is essential for proving that research products can be integrated into DOTs that make a difference. This pooled fund project will help in promoting successful technology transfer among participating DOTs, in which partner states will contribute and identify their innovations that can be used by other DOTs. The project will increase awareness among participating agencies about promising technologies and will help in the development of marketing plans for these technologies. The project will also help in organizing training classes about specific research topics for member State DOTs.

Objectives

This project will fund the innovation implementation activities of selected research products that have been developed. Through this pooled fund project, California Department of Transportation plans to work with other State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to establish a program in order to facilitate the implementation of promising technologies. This project will provide opportunity for State DOTs to share their innovations with each other, support technology transfer activities and develop marketing and deployment plans for the implementation of selected innovations through a consultant. Resources will be provided for implementing the innovations that includes travel, training and other technology transfer activities. Using the principles of Leap not Creep: Accelerating Innovation Implementation and Communicating the Value of Research to help DOTs both push and pull innovation to DOTs. Workshops could be provided for the states participating in the pooled fund project. This project is also consistent with the FHWA's new program, Every Day Counts, to accelerate innovation implementation. This project will help DOTs to save time and money by not investing in the same research that has already been performed by other State DOTs. Hence rather than having each DOT identify and implement research separately, DOTs can work collectively through this pooled fund project.

Scope of Work

1) Identify promising technologies ready for implementation, developed by the participating State DOTs 2) Develop marketing plans for selected ready to deploy innovations 3) Organize training classes about specific research topics for member State DOTs

Comments

Recommended commitment is $10,000 per year for three years.

No document attached.

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