- Joe Fox
- Virtual Workshop
- Wednesday April 21, 2021 1:00pm – 5:00pm
- Creation of an external technology needs list
- Technology scouting
- Assessment of external technologies
- Establishment & management of technology partnerships
Attendees will become familiar with useful tools as they relate to External Technology – including Blueprinting, Design for Six Sigma, the Alliance Framework and others. They will learn about the value of consortia, centers and institutes in an External Technology program, and they will discover useful resources for the creation and execution of an effective External Technology program, including the IRI’s External Technology Network and various Open Innovation intermediaries.
The course will feature practical illustrations based on the real-world experiences of the instructor during the past 35 years.
1. Introduction & Overview
The first module covers some “big picture” considerations -- the motivation for starting an external technology program, developing a strategy for external technology, the optimum structure for an external technology effort, staffing considerations, budget considerations and legal considerations.
The bulk of the course covers the Want-Find-Assess-Get-Manage approach for managing an External Technology program. There is a separate learning module for each of the five steps in the process.
The session will include short break-out sessions that enable the participants to practice with some of the tools. There will also be polls that facilitate sharing and networking among the participants.
In its entirety, the course is geared towards various individuals who are responsible for Open Innovation and External Technology within their organization. The Want and Find modules can help technology scouts become more effective in their jobs. The Assess, Get and Manage modules can help R&D managers with external technology assessment, intellectual property considerations, and effective project management involving external partners.
Here are some roles that would benefit from this course:
• Chief Innovation Officers
• Chief Technology Officers
• Open Innovation Managers
• External Technology Leaders
• Technology Scouts
• Technology Assessment Managers
• Technology Transfer Managers
• Directors of Corporate Partnerships
Joe has utilized an array of tools, including Blueprinting and Design for Six Sigma, to identify attractive market opportunities, obtain the Voice of The Customer, and capture new business. Joe has an extensive network of companies, universities, federal laboratories and open innovation intermediaries. He has created and managed complex industry-university-federal laboratory partnerships that bring together the skill sets necessary for success and that leverage federal and state funding. Joe has strong interpersonal, organizational and facilitation skills and is an articulate communicator and presenter of ideas, concepts and results. He is a leader who motivates others with his energy and his passion. Joe was the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) and had also served on the boards of Polymer Ohio & the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center. He had served as co-chair of the IRI’s External Technology Network, as chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board for the Center for Biorenewable Chemicals, and as a member of the Ohio Polymer Strategy Council.
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