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Sneak Preview of What You'll Learn

Expert insights:

Dr. Jay Paap on classic challenges from anticipating customer needs through pursuing long term projects, and how companies can use external sourcing to overcome many of the most daunting obstacles to innovation.

Dr. Paul Germeraad on how to assess the value of internal technology assets and capabilities, as well as how to evaluate and integrate externally developed IP.

Sheryl Greenberg, PhD, Senior Industrial Liaison Officer at MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program on how to successfully tap the best minds and research capabilities of academic institutions to transform early stage technologies into cutting-edge products.

Practitioner examples:

How Nokia finds new business opportunities/technologies in ‘stealth mode’ through VC, investment bankers, IP lawyers—before competitors How it determines which technologies and applications are best for generating new revenue streams

How IBM evaluates IP, both internal and external, for maximum growth and profitability – optimizing its portfolio of intangible assets

Procter & Gamble’s critical success factors for technology-based partnerships – including criteria for evaluating ideas/opportunities. Next steps for its influential Connect + Develop program

How Avery Dennison views core competencies, adjacencies and "new/new" opportunities for growth. How its Innovation Hothouse program works and 8 lessons from the road

About Kraft Foods' "Growth Diamond." How they created processes and avenues for external technologies to come in and changed NIH culture to one of greater openness

About Corning Inc.’s rigorous process for opportunity assessment, now in place for several years.

How Church & Dwight – one of the nation’s top fast-moving consumer goods companies -- has implemented tools, processes and cultural changes to build and manage a broad product portfolio underpinned by many diverse technologies. How finding and maintaining quality external relationships as means of innovation are essential for C&D.

How Dow AgroSciences integrated and simplified the process that project teams use with Open Innovation broker, InnoCentive, to get external ideas for problem solving. The changes have resulted in a 50% decrease in the time to submit problems and an increase in the number of submissions.

How Cadbury motivates and manages project managers, how it facilitates OI transfer, and how the process moves from concept into stage gate.

Johnson & Johnson’s approach to disruptive innovations technologies, creating new businesses, and re-defining current franchises.

How BD Diagnostics conducts technology intelligence and scouting activities critical to the future growth of the BD Diagnostics business. How collaborative relationships with universities and companies are built.

Kimberly-Clark’s Global Health Care’s methods for identifying new product opportunities that drive growth in key medical device platforms. How they implemented customer-driven front-end concept development, technology scouting, and other innovation best-practices.

Pre-conference Workshops:

1. Starter course on Tech Scouting
2. New session on Managing Open Innovation Relationships
3. Strategic Roadmapping & Project Selection
4. Advanced Scouting/Roadmapping

Interactive Panel Discussions

Comparing Tech Scouting Experiences & Resources - Industry practitioners discuss their experiences with opportunity hunting, tech scouting tools & processes, brokers and intermediaries, technology assessment, deal-making and more. This candid exchange between panelists and audience is designed to answer your specific questions and offer recommendations.

Integrating Internal and External Innovation - How to successfully bring outside in. Cultural/organizational/staffing considerations, rewards/incentives, metrics, stage-gate and development processes, and financial/strategic objectives.

Conference Info:

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