Networks - Innovation Leaders

Join the Innovation Leaders Network at their 2017 Fall Conference (a joint meeting with the External Technology Network and New Business Development Network). Click here to learn more.

What is the Innovation Leaders Network?

The mission of the ILN is to improve the effectiveness of innovation in industry by sharing tools, techniques and lessons learned, so that members can improve the impact of innovation in their businesses. 

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Contact Mallory Smith for more information or to join the Innovation Leaders Network.

Innovation Leaders Network Presentations

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Fall 2016

Liberating Trasnformative Innovation

Portfolio Valuation and Metrics

Voice of the Customer: Uncovering Customer Needs

Mastering the Science of B2B Customer Insight

Considerations for Creating Value with Innovation

Lean Startup Methodology

Reinventing Supplier Innovation Partnerships

How to Build Effective Industry-Federal Lab Partnerships

Spring 2017

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

Visualizing the Future: Using Value Innovation Tools

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

Building Expertise in Managing Collaborative R&D

Innovators at Work

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Innovation Leaders Network Demographics

Co-Chairs:  Michael Blades (National Gypsum), Martin Waszak (NASA), and Ken Davis (Kraton Polymers)

Number of members:  149

Professionals involved:  Innovators, innovation leaders, portfolio managers, business managers, External Research directors, licensing directors

Member companies represented:   Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Applied Materials, Arkema, Inc., Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Ashland, Inc., AstenJohnson, Avon Products, Inc., BASF Corporation, Bayer MaterialScience, Big Heart Pet Brands, Boeing, BP, Chevron Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Crown Holdings, Inc., Deere & Company, Draper, DSM N.V., DuPont, E.I. Du Pont De Nemours Company, Eastman Chemical Company, ExxonMobil Corporation, GAF Materials Corporation, Genecor International, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Hershey Company, Ingersoll-Rand Company, J.M. Smucker Company, Johns Mansville, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kraton Polymers, L.B. Foster Company, LORD Corporation, Lubrizol Corporation, Michelin Americas Research Company, Milliken & Company, NASA Headquarters, NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Langley Research Center, National Gypsum Company, National Institute of Standards & Technology, NineSigma, Novozymes, Omnova Solutions, PepsiCo, Inc., PolyOne Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc., Praxair, Inc., Procter & Gamble Company, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Sabic Americas, Inc., Schneider Electric, Sealed Air Corporation, Sherwin-Williams Company, SRI International, Swagelok Company, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USG Corporation, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Westinghouse Electric Company, Xerox Corporation