Networks - External Technology

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What is the External Technology Network?

External Technology Network (ETN) members share experiences, seek best practices, collectively solve problems, and innovate in the area of external technology to improve the technology acquisition for their companies.

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External Technology Network Presentations 

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Fall 2016

The Benefits of External Collaboration

Department of Energy Lab Partnering Services

Leveraging NSF Funded Research

Lean Startup Methodology

Reinventing Supplier Innovation Partnerships

How to Build Effective Industry-Fedearl Lab Partnerships

Spring 2017

Guidelines for Asymmetric Partnerships, or How to Avoid Becoming a "Startup Crusher"

What is a Polytechnic? An Alternative Model of Collaborative Post-Secondary for Industrial R&D Partnering

RTI Innovation Advisors

United Technologies Corporation Overview

How to Manage Strategic vs Tactical Thinking Demonstrating the Value of O-I

Forming Successful Partnerships in Asia: Tales from the Trenches

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External Technology Network Demographics

Co-Chairs:  Prakash Balan (National Science Foundation) and Derek Shuttleworth (Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company)

Number of members:  140

Professionals involved: Directors of Corporate Partnerships, Managers of Technology Transfer, External Research Directors, Open Innovation Managers, and more.

Member companies represented:  Air Products, Altria Client Services Inc., Archer Daniels Midland, Argonne National Laboratory, Armstrong World Industries Inc., Ashland, Inc., Barnes Group, BASF Corporation, Big Heart Pet Brands, Boeing, BP, Cargill, Inc., CASIS, Chevron Corporation, Covestro LLC, Danaher Corporation, Deere & Company, Dow Corning Corporation, Draper, Draper Lab, Eastman Chemical, Ecolab, ExxonMobil Corporation, Fermi National Accelerator Lab, GAF Materials Corporation, General Electric Company, General Motors Company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Halliburton, Hershey Company, Honeywell International, Inc. UOP LLC, HRL Laboratories, Ingersoll-Rand Company, International Flavors and Frangrances, IRI Emeritus, J. M. Smucker Company, Kao Corporation, Kellogg Company, Kennametal Incorporated, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, LORD Corporation, Mars, Inc., Michelin Americas Research Company, Milliken & Company, NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Langley Research Center, National Science Foundation, Owens Corning, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Pepsico, Inc., Phillips 66, PolyOne Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc., Praxair Inc., Procter & Gamble Company, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, RTI International, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Sandia National Laboratories, Sealed Air Corporation, Sherwin-Williams Company, Sigma Alimentos Corporativo S.A. De C.V., Solvay Specialty Polymers, Timken Company, Westinghouse Electric