A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see the leveraging of existing inkjet technology into a new industry. The Hewlett-Packard (HP) D300 Digital Dispenser uses the same very precise fluid injection techniques used in inkjet heads for the creation of drug compounds. This tedious, time consuming and manual process can now automated and performed more precisely.
This is an example that even technologies that organizations have been using for decades can be applied in new ways in other fields to generate value. Innovation can come from many places in many forms.