Skunkworks


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Skunkworks

1. A division of Lockheed Martin responsible for developing military aircraft for several countries.

2. More generally, a division of a company responsible for research and development with little or no regard for bureaucracy or protocol. That is, creativity is highly valued in a skunkworks.
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AMG, a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz, has confirmed that the skunkworks is producing a hardcore Black Series version of the AMG GT sports car.
As Karet recalls, the company set up a skunkworks project group within the development team, "and we said to them, "We want to be the best passion-for-food store in North America.
"As I looked across the country, there were other skunkworks that were beginning this type of experimentation, and when we looked outside healthcare at the rest of the digital economy, this is how it works.
This will provide the region's SMEs with an open "skunkworks" as a means of creating innovative solutions to limiting concerns about growth rate at an affordable cost.
The app was developed by HQ RIO and the Air Reserve Personnel Center "Skunkworks" team.
Research skunkworks groups like Google X, healthcare focused groups like Calico and Life Sciences, and IoT subsidiaries like Nest are now part of Google.
Destroyers will come out of nowhere--out of your competitor's skunkworks lab, from a pizza and Red Bull-fueled college dorm room, or from an upstart company founded in some remote city you've never heard of.
Despite the extra performance, and the SVR weighing a huge 2.3 tonnes, the Range Rover Sport SVR is the firstborn of Jaguar Land Rover's new Special Vehicle Operations or SVO skunkworks.
News broke last week that the Google Glass will be pulled from the market and the project was spinning out of Google X skunkworks toexist as a standalone project.
A branch of UK Skunkworks, billed as Britain's biggest legal-high store chain, is giving the money off for shoppers who show their student union card.
Some still fund a Torn Peter-style "skunkworks" team, but for middle-tier and smaller organizations, it may be the CEO or a marketing executive who has to be the place for new ideas to get their hearing.