What are Networks?

Networks are member-driven groups based around various functional areas within R&D. Members gather twice per year to benchmark, discuss hot topics and, of course, network! All discussion topics are generated by members and the leadership team and are based upon what is relevant for their field right now. In between meetings, members can pose questions via their Network's Listserv or wiki or communicate with other members using the group roster.

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Why join a Network?

Member Testimonials
The External Technology Network is a wonderful way to connect with colleagues who have experienced the same problems and issues that you have, are familiar with the field and can help you with the best practices that they have learned. If you are new to the external technology world, this is a great group where you can quickly learn from others. Having met people in the networking meetings I have been able to quickly give fellow ETN members a call to make an inquiry, connect a co-worker or start a deal.

Bob Coraor
Manager, Technology Transfer, Air Products
External Technology Network Member since 2003


Fall Multi-Network Meeting
September 16-18 | The Henry Hotel | Dearborn, MI 



We had some great webinars this spring! Check out the presentations below!

Innovation Culture
Presented by Johanna Dwyer, Aramco Services Company

The Shark Tank
Presented by Claire Brown, Lucite International; and Masroor Malik, Swagelok Company

Taking the Pain Out of IP Portfolio Management
Presented by Nanako Mura, Kraft Foods; and Riyon Harding, The Coca-Cola Company

Valuing Projects and Portfolios
Presented by Rich Sonnenblick, Enrich Consulting

What is the Future of Open Innovation?
Presented by Jeff Cope, RTI International and Andrew Kintz, LORD Corporation



Spring 2015

Summer 2015