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February 19, 2020 | Tom Ballard

Ally Financial adopts an interesting approach to its innovation center

What’s your perception of an innovation center? Maybe 3D printers and TVs. Ally Financial has turned your perception on its head with the company’s TM Studio in North Carolina.

The facility doesn’t identify itself as a “high-tech innovation lab.” Rather, the company calls it a “concept development studio.” The center, as described in this article, involves no more than a half-dozen or so individuals at any time, and they work for a period of six to 12 months, depending on the project scope, before returning to the corporate side.

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