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Proactively and Strategically Managing Innovation (or Tips for Avoiding the Tech Transfer Chasm): A Free Webcast

A free webinar on proactively and strategically managing innovationThere’s a big difference between how research organizations and private corporations communicate and think about technology transfer. Research organizations tend to focus on how to manage and share their intellectual property (IP). Technologies are often embryonic, development moves at a deliberate pace, and the focus isn’t so much on developing a product as on developing the next innovation. For industry, IP has to serve a purpose and advance the bottom line, whether it’s creating new revenue sources, improving net profits, or moving products quickly into the marketplace. Research organizations that act proactively can… Continue reading

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Collaborations Protect Your Competitive Advantage and Minimize Risk

In my last post I talked about how collaborations can be less risky than mergers and acquisitions (M&A) when it comes to tapping into an external technology to accelerate or enhance product development. If your company is like most, you … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m Talking to You (about Symbiotic Innovation)

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: It doesn’t matter if you’re a company, a university, or a government lab. If you’re investing in technology development, Symbiotic Innovation is the best way to do it. In my last … Continue reading

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More on Symbiotic Innovation: How Doing Spin-In Helps with Spin-Out

Yesterday I talked about how the activities associated with spinning out patented technologies (or your other intellectual assets) can feed into your efforts to spin-in an external technology. Today let’s consider the reverse. So just to recap, spin-in is when … Continue reading

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Get More Bang from Your Spin-Out Buck the Symbiotic Innovation Way

As I’ve noted in my earlier post about Symbiotic Innovation and illustrated here, spin-out and spin-in are interdependent activities. Therefore, they are best pursued in concert. Since so many organizations view these as separate activities (sometimes led by completely separate … Continue reading

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Symbiotic Innovation: Proactive, Concerted Spin-Out and Spin-In

Updated July 2017 ***Note: Fuentek president Laura A. Schoppe is presenting a free webinar on how to improve communication and collaboration between an organization’s R&D units and the IP management/technology transfer office. Learn more and register here.*** Even if you’re … Continue reading

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