Video Lab Tour: Shell’s TechWorks Innovation Lab Encourages Fast Prototyping and Feedback
By Kelsey Alpaio and Kaitlin Milliken, Staff Writers
In our latest video tour, Julie Ferland, General Manager of the Shell TechWorks innovation lab, offers an inside look at how the space is designed; the types of projects it works on; and the team Shell has assembled in Cambridge, Mass.
“Our team here is comprised of people from all different industries — consumer products, Department of Defense, aerospace — the vast majority are coming from outside the oil and gas industry,” Ferland explains. “We’re bringing people in who aren’t necessarily fresh out of school. They have years of experience in their industries. …They’ve learned lessons from those other industries. …They [can] bring those lessons learned into Shell’s industry and Shell’s tough problems. It also allows them to have a perspective on where technology has gone in those other industries.”... continued ...