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Michael Fruhling

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Michael Fruhling

We help our clients accelerate new product development by sourcing external innovation inputs. at BFS Innovations, Inc.

Joined 06/23/2015. Invited by
Adam Malofsky, PhD

Summary

Since 2004, we have helped our FMCG clients to identify attractive new product opportunities and source the performance products and technologies that make them possible. Our clients include: Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Amway, Bayer Consumer Care, Beiersdorf, Tupperware, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Cotton USA, Curio Wellness, and numerous others. Visit www.bfsinnovations.com Connecting You With The Right Solutions.
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Owner at BFS Innovations, Inc.
Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business
Head of New Business Development at Bath and Body Works
Owner at BFS Innovations, Inc.
Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Ohio University
Lecturer at The Ohio State University - Fisher College of Business
Managing Director at Elemence
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The Use of Aromacology for Mental Health & Wellness
More people have begun to realize the increased importance of mental wellness in overall health, we are looking to discuss with better understand how aromatherapy-type products can help have a positive impact on an individual's mental state.
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Packaging Trends & Innovations
A curation on the Packaging Industry adjusting and taking advantage of new markets and opportunities to drive innovation. Including from the changes in consumer perception and behavior to the supply chain challenges faced.

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Last post 6 days ago
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Enterprise Cloud
This Currnt is going to shed a constant light on innovations and advances in best practices related to Enterprise Cloud.

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Retail - Sensing Trends and Disruptions Impacting the Retail Workforce
We're assembling an online advisory panel to explore the trends and disruptions impacting the retail and e-commerce workforce. Specifically, we'll discuss the technological, social, economic, demographic, environmental, and geopolitical shifts that are shaping the future workforce landscape in retail.
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Health - Sensing Trends and Disruptions Impacting the Health Workforce
We're assembling an online advisory panel to explore the workforce disruptions impacting the healthcare, life sciences, and wellness industries. Specifically, we'll discuss the technological, social, economic, demographic, environmental, and geopolitical shifts that are shaping the landscape of the healthcare and life sciences workforce and envision what the future holds for the industry.

In this exclusive online panel of 15-20 experts, you'll have the opportunity to learn collaboratively and advance innovation in this field. All engagement is online and at your convenience.
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Driving Innovation Through Effective Ecosystems and Partnerships
One of the fastest ways to expand enterprise sales is an effective partner relationship management strategy. This online expert group is for leaders who are involved in the process of optimizing partner relationships to drive innovation in the Tech world, whether as an enterprise buyer or a sales leader trying to move commercial relationships beyond commodity sales to extract greater value for both parties.

Our SmartGroup™ members nominate, comment, discuss and vote on topics to explore as the platform curates’ weekly insight reports that develop the reputation of its contributors and enable other professionals to stay relevant on the topic.
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Driving Manufacturing Cost Savings Through Packaging Optimization
This selected group of experts will be discussing opportunities to drive overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in manufacturing. Key areas of interest include leveraging automation to reduce operating costs (including pack equipment improvements), optimizing packaging material, and product delivery cost reduction opportunities.
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Technology's Impact on the Future of Higher Education
One of the biggest issues facing High Education institutions in the United States is an inability to facilitate distance learning. Up to 95% of students' applications are not getting reviewed because of Universities inability to support distance learning.

I want to discuss how the exponential increase in technology we are experiencing now can help universities expand their capabilities to accept more distance learners and provide a better "classroom" experience for these students.

Some technologies that could specifically be discussed are: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, 5G, and smart technology that is being more utilized in businesses and offices.
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The Future of 3D Printing in Packaging Industries
understand opportunities in 3D printing in packaging industries--including those who supply packaging to auto, food, and medical. Looking for both those who are currently using/considering 3D tools as well as those who have general expertise in the packaging industry
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The Future of Sports Performance Enhancement
Understanding the innovations, technologies, startups, and venture investment going into sports performance enhancement.
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Technology's Impact on the Future of Work
How is technology transforming how we do work? This stream may include such sub-topics how is technology transforming workplaces, work styles, and work forces?
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Hydration Solutions for the Aging Population
Hydration Solutions for the Aging Population

A clear trend is emerging in "senior tech". While 10,000 adults turn 65 each day and want to age at home, almost all the innovation in the space is designed for and targeted towards institutional care. Consequently, most aging adults and their caregiving ecosystems remain significantly underserved, creating a unique opportunity to build solutions around the many struggling moments faced in the in-home context. The opportunity we'd like to explore is the detection and management of hydration in aging people.

Overall, we are looking for disruptive solutions that solve hard problems in a dignified way in the area of Activities of Daily Living that address some of the biggest threats to being able to age and thrive at home.

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