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External Technology Network (ETN)

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. Want to learn more? Join ETN.

What's Hot in External Technology?

Why join ETN?

 
I have been a member of ETN since 2006 when I became the External Technology Leader for Ashland. I cannot say enough about how ETN has helped shape our external technology and open innovation programs over the years. I have found ETN be an excellent source of best practices, and I do not exaggerate when I say that nearly all of the processes and ideas that I have employed at Ashland have their roots in ETN.

 

ETN meetings provide an excellent opportunity to network with and learn from 25 to 40 of my peers. The atmosphere and the willingness to share at ETN meetings are very refreshing, and several of the relationships I have developed have led to exciting opportunities for Ashland. I highly recommend the ETN to anyone looking to improve the external technology and open innovation initiatives at their company.

Joe Fox
Director, Emerging & External Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials
ETN Member since 2006

Who are ETN members?

Co-Chairs:  Prakash Balan (NSF), Ed Getty (Wrigley's) & David Russell (Monsanto)

Member Roster

Number of members:  195

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

Member companies represented:

Acorn Technologies
Air Liquide
Air Products
Altria
Amway
Archer Daniels Midland
Armstrong
Ashland
BASF
Battelle
BD
Boeing
Boston Scientific
BP
Cargill
Ceramatec
Chevron
Colgate-Palmolive
CoorTek
Corning
Crown Packaging
Deere & Co.
Dow Chemical
Dow Corning
Draper Lab
DuPont
 

Eastman Chemical
Ecolab
ExxonMobil
GAF Materials
GE
Georgia Pacific
GM
Goodyear
H. J. Heinz
Hershey
Honeywell
Infosys Limited
Ingersoll-Rand
IFF
J. M. Smucker
KAO
Kellogg
Kennametal
Kimberly-Clark
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lord Corporation
Mars
Michelin
Milliken
Monsanto
NASA Headquarters

NASA Johnson
NASA Langley
National Science Foundation
Nike
Northrup Grumman
Nypro
O-I
OSRAM SYLVANIA
Owens Corning
Pepsico
Phillips66
PolyOne Corp.
PPG
Praxair
Procter & Gamble
Roche Diagnostics
RTI International
S.C. Johnson & Son
Sabic Americas
Sandia National Laboratory
Sasol North America
Sealed Air
Sherwin-Williams
Sigma Alimentos
Solvay
Teknor Apex
UTC
UOP
Westinghouse Electric