What New Tech Scouting Teams Need To Know

April 04, 2017
New tech scouting teams need to establish a clear scouting process early on to avoid mistakes down the road. Most scouting units are less than three years old, and as such, many are still experiencing growing pains and uncertainty. If your company has recently formed a scouting unit, there are some... Read More

Crowdsourcing Is Not The Answer

March 27, 2017
  Open innovation has been positioned as a solution to myopic internal R&D efforts, with crowdsourcing being the primary means with which large organizations are willing to outsource their internal R&D. While crowdsourcing is effective in solving small problems such as coloring and naming of... Read More

Sourcing Tenants for Research Parks

March 21, 2017
With a growing emphasis on developing clusters of innovation through public/private partnerships, universities have increased investment in technology centers and research parks. However, given the constraints placed on research parks in terms of financial and personnel resources, institutions need... Read More

Measuring Impact for Research Parks

March 21, 2017
How does a research office demonstrate economic, technological, and social impact? Given the high expectations placed on research parks in terms of innovative capability and economic impact, being able to automate data management and reporting is crucial to identifying whether current efforts and... Read More

How Can Research Parks Improve Their Application Process?

March 21, 2017
For research park offices, technology accelerators, and economic development corporations, the quality of tenants and applicants is much more important than quantity. Although offices may benefit from an increased number of applicants, these offices depend on high quality applications being... Read More

3 Tips - Scouting For Technology at the AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting & Elsewhere

March 02, 2017
The AUTM Annual Meeting is a great place for corporate technology scouts and business development teams to discover emerging university technologies.  However, with over 500 attendees and three days of sessions, learning about every new invention just isn’t possible. To make the most out of your... Read More

The Basics of Negotiating a Successful Technology License

February 22, 2017
With successful licensing agreements the goal of both tech transfer offices and tech scouting teams, how are these deals successfully negotiated? While many open innovation platforms focus on finding the technology, not enough focus is given to how to acquire the technology in question. As such,... Read More

A New Method for Triaging New Technologies

February 21, 2017
External technology evaluation processes vary greatly across organizations based on the internal needs, industry trends, and corporate strategy. However, organizations that have a high throughput of technologies in their evaluation process find that maintaining a detailed structure allows them to... Read More

Expanding Your Open Innovation Network

January 11, 2017
   External technology networks consist of industry experts, supply chain partners, university researchers, start-ups, and government research laboratories. These technology networks change as new partners emerge and new technologies are unveiled within existing partner networks. In order to gain... Read More

Open Innovation in the 21st Century

December 06, 2016
The world is growing smaller. In a globalized economy, companies cannot sit back and rely on local market dominance. The opening up of capital and talent for startups and the removal of barriers to competition from foreign firms means that today’s established leaders are facing a market assault... Read More
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