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Innovation… What does it mean? How do you inspire it? And which innovations are poised to make the biggest impact? What was sci-fi yesterday is reality today, as innovations we once saw only in movies have become commonplace technology.

In the May/June 2015 issue of ISOfocus, we hone in on innovation. We point out some examples of technologies and concepts that originated in science-fiction, but can now be found in everyday life. From drones to additive manufacturing or nanotechnologies, standards are being developed to help develop solutions. It is from these solutions that advanced technologies continue to thrive to create efficiencies and simplify our worlds.

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