Three Ways to Manage Collaboration in a Safer Environment

May 02, 2016
Companies are entering new markets based on technology or consumer behavior trends to remain competitive, which requires collaboration with external partners. Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Device unit that saw a quarterly sales increase of 1.3 percent to reach $6.1 billion last year credits the... Read More

Tech Scouting Assets - The Technology Landscape Map

April 19, 2016
Having difficulty sorting through external technology in a way that easily translates into a business strategy? Scouting teams are faced with the difficult challenge of scouring through an ever-increasing pool of external innovations and identifying which ones have the potential to create a... Read More

You’ve Probably Forgotten Your Best Innovation

August 05, 2015
  “You Need an Innovation Strategy” is the title of a recent article in the Harvard Business Review; it is also a statement of fact. An organization without one is, as author Gary Pisano notes, a “grab bag of much-touted best practices” that will only become successful through sheer luck. Pisano... Read More

What is Agile Technology Scouting?

July 28, 2015
Innovation is rarely the result of a single eureka moment. In fact, the vast majority of disruptive technologies enter the market after being adapted from another industry, discipline, or use. The commingling of ideas, and the rate at which companies can adopt external sources of information, has... Read More

Operations of Innovation: What R&D Can Learn from Manufacturing

May 28, 2015
For the past three decades manufacturing firms have embraced supply chain management as the backbone of a scale-driven, competitive, and increasingly global economy. The value of a streamlined process was first demonstrated when Sakichi Toyoda implemented the Toyota Production System (TPS) in the... Read More

Adios Paper, Streamline Document Approvals with DocuSign

April 07, 2015
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Ready for a leap forward in Tech Transfer

January 29, 2015
For more than 40 years, AUTM has provided essential education for technology transfer professionals around the world. The annual AUTM event continues to serve as the single most important meeting place for industry leaders, investors, and academic research professionals. Read More

3 Keys to Smart Innovation

January 14, 2015
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Tesla, Patents, and Open Innovation -- Oh My!

July 11, 2014
Few people can start a buzz quite like Elon Musk.  Even his cars get people to stop and stare as they drive down the street.  Me? I actually offered a guy at my gym money if he’d let me drive his Model S around the block.  (He declined. Turns out if you spend $70,000 on a car, you’re not willing to... Read More

Thinking of Your Innovations as Arguments

June 19, 2014
I’m a fairly organized person, but I have my moments.  Occasionally I misplace a thing or two, but rarely something like house keys that sends me into panic mode.  Usually instead whatever I uncover is often a serendipitous little find. Read More
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