Industrial Research Laboratories

Where does technological innovation happen?  We have talked about how engineering schools struggled to put science and engineering together.  The same struggle had to be worked out in the workplace. As science became more significant inventors like Thomas Edison who didn't have formal education found themselves at a disadvantage.


 Royal Gunpowder Mill, Ireland
Du Pont:   ( DuPont Company HistoryHagley Museum )

 Alfred Nobel, Inventor of Dynamite


 Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory ( Henry Ford Museum )
General Electric: 
 Irving Langmuir


Industrial research allows corporations to control innovation
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for  History 122
last updated 10/10/2005