R&D is Your Innovation Competitive Advantage
I recently attended TechScout 2013 in Amsterdam where I was able to listen to a variety of presentations on corporate open innovation programs. The event included participants who were in leadership roles as technology scouts and also showcased the resurgence of corporate venturing programs.
Both types of programs had widespread diversity in how they were managed. … Read More ›
Everyone is getting back and settled in after the inaugural Wellspring Worldwide Sophia User Group meeting. I can’t speak for everyone who attended, I know all of us at Wellspring Worldwide had a great time and learned a lot, too. The User Group was a huge success, with more than 70 Sophia users coming … Read More ›
What do competitive swimming, escargot, and stuffed owls have in common?
All made an appearance at the 55th annual National Council of University Research Administrators in Washington, DC.
In between a heated swim race in the hotel pool and adventures with snails at a French restaurant, we had the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. … Read More ›
A large number of papers, books, and blogs have touted the value and amount of investment devoted to Open Innovation. The focus has been the latest types of programs, case studies on particular companies, and “best” practices. However, a recent study has tried to measure the R&D performance from Open Innovation activities.
The paper, “Towards an … Read More ›
I had the opportunity to listen in on the testimony of Dr. Brian R. Wamhoff (HemoShear, LLC), Dr. Elizabeth Hart-Wells (Purdue University), and Dr. Erik Lium (University of California) for the Subcommittee on Research and Technology last week. The subcommittee is currently evaluating draft legislation regarding the STTR/SBIR program … Read More ›