New Business Development Network (NBDN)

The NBDN is comprised of professionals working in Commercial Development and New Business development and focuses on developing and sharing strategies and tactics to improve the conversion of technologies to cash. Want to learn more? Join NBDN.

What's Hot in New Business Development? Check out the presentations from our Spring 2015 meeting!

Who are NBDN members?

Chair:  Masroor Malik (Swagelok Company)

Member Roster

Number of members:  101

Professionals involved in the following fields benefit from membership:  New business and commercial development, Marketing/sales development, New products development, Mergers and acquisitions, Portfolio management, Strategic alliances, Market research, Technology transfer

Member companies represented

Air Liquide
Alcoa, Inc.
Archer Daniels Midland
Arkema, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Big Heart Pet Brands
Ceramatec, Inc.
Chevron Corporation
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Corning Incorporated
Crown Holdings, Inc.
Deere & Company
Dow Chemical Company
Dow Corning Corporation
Draper Lab


Eastman Chemical Company
ExxonMobil Corporation
GE Research & Development
General Motors Company
Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Hershey Company
ICL-IP America
Ingersoll-Rand Company
Johns Manville
Kraft Foods, Inc.
Kraton Polymers
LORD Corporation
Michelin Americas Research Ctr
Milliken & Company
National Science Foundation
Northrup Grumman Corporation
O-Innovation Advisors LLC

PepsiCo, Inc.
Phillips 66
PPG Industries, Inc.
Praxair, Inc.
Procter & Gamble Company
RTI International
Sandia National Laboratories
Sappi Fine Paper - North America
Schneider Electric
Sealed Air Corporation
Solvay Specialty Polymers
SP Tech. Research Institute of Sweden
SRI International
Swagelok Company
Teknor Apex Company
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
Xerox Corporation


Spring 2016 Networks Meeting
March 7-9 | Louisville, KY





Accomplishing Innovation in a Low Risk Culture
Accessing New Technologies
Approaches to Ideas Screening
Assessing Interface Challenges in Product Development Projects
Assessing New Technologies
B2B Innovation-Incite
Best Practices in Using an Incubator
Challenges with Commercialization into Adjacent and White Space
Charting Exploitation Strategies for Emerging Technology
Discovery Incubation and Acceleration
Driving Disruptive Innovation: Problem Finding and Strategy Setting in an Uncertain World
Filling and Screening the Idea Pipeline
How are Trends or Opportunities Validated?
How to Build Innovation Partnerships
How Companies Pursue White Space Opportunities
Innovation Adventures Beyond the Core
Innovation Culture
Integrating Open Innovation and New Product Development
Leveraging an Innovation Framework for Building Breakthroughs
Leveraging Networks to Support NBD and Technology
Leveraging Synergies between R&D and Key Account Management
Looking to the Future: Identifying Trends in Unfamiliar Areas
Open Innovation when Partnering with External Technology Provider for Product Development
The Role of the Innovation Capitalist in Open Innovation
Training Technical People
Training Tech Resources
Transferring a Successful Business Model
Turning Ideas Into Action


 Spring 2015
Summer 2015


RTM Journal Articles


Best Practices in the Idea to Launch Process and its Governance (March-April 2012)

Developing New Technology Platforms for New Business Models (January-February 2011)

Managing Invention and Innovation (January-February 2007)

Moving Technologies from Lab to Market (November-December 2002)

The Rise of the Rest: Hotbeds of Innovation in Emerging Markets (July-August 2011)