WBT Open Innovation at the 2014 FLC Mid-Continent / Far West Regional Meeting

Tuesday August 26, 2014 Wednesday August 27, 2014 Full Agenda Expand all sessions

Tuesday August 26, 2014

01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Open Innovation enables companies to use external intellectual property to fill their pipelines. They can get more products to market, do so faster, and with stronger patent barriers against domestic and international competition.

To date, Open Innovation has been used primarily by very large companies. This workshop is targeted at helping small and mid-sized companies begin to assess how they might integrate Open Innovation methods into their own product development. Critical topics that will be addressed include:

  • Technology Scouting – Using patent landscape analysis to identify technology acquisition opportunities and competitive positioning in relation to other players.
  • Technology Acquisition – Focusing primarily on gaining a license to technologies, as a relatively inexpensive and lower risk method of gaining access to key patents.
  • Technology Integration – Discussion of crucial questions about whether and how a particular technology matches a company’s culture and capabilities.
The goal of this workshop is for attendees to gain a better understanding of how they may profit from Open Innovation techniques to use the world as their research lab, leveraging technology developed by others to bring more high tech products to market, and do so faster, as compared with a sole focus on internal research and product development.

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  • Jeff Carpenter Ph.D, Principal, Bird Dog Innovation Strategies
  • 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
    Industry Presentations
    The Denver Post Auditorium
    15th and Cleveland Place, Downtown Denver
    24 elevator pitches by a select group
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Reception and Awards Dinner
    Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Director's Row H
    Joint reception and dinner with the Federal Laboratory Consortium Mid Continent and Far West region meeting attendees

    Wednesday August 27, 2014

    07:00 AM - 08:15 AM
    Optional - Breakfast and Welcome
    The Denver Post Auditorium
    15th and Cleveland Place, Downtown Denver
    Weclome with Brian Suh, Far West Regional Coordinator
    08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
    Optional - Collaboration is the New Competition
    The Denver Post Auditorium
    15th and Cleveland Place, Downtown Denver
    • Jennifer Stewart, Technology Transfer Office - Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division
    • Carrie Burchard - Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore Valley Open Campus: Sandia  and Lawrence Livermore
    • Brent Sebold, Ed.D., Senior Venture Manager - Arizona State University, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group T2 Center of Excellence -
    • Richard Adams - Colorado Center for Renewable Energy Economic Development (CREED)

    09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    Optional - Prize Competition Authority under Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act (15 USC 3719)
    The Denver Post Auditorium
    15th and Cleveland Place, Downtown Denver
    New open innovation mechanism for federal agencies to harness the collective innovative capacity of the American public and private sectors to solve problems, spur innovation, and rapidly commercialize new technologies.

    • Chuck Hennig, Bureau of Reclamation
    • Tammi Marcoullier, Program Manager - Challenge.gov
    • Jenn Gustetic, Prizes and Challenges Program Executive - NASA, Office of the Chief Technologist
    • Lynn E. Buquo, Manager - NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation

    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • J. Susan Sprake, Los Alamos National Laboratory

    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
    Optional - The Good, Bad & the Ugly, Wrap-Up
    The Denver Post Auditorium
    15th and Cleveland Place, Downtown Denver
    • Jack James, MidContinent Coordinator
    • Jackie Kerby Moore, MidContinent Deputy
    Topics include:
    • Technology Scouts
    • Express Licensing
    • Homeruns and failure to launch
    • University Business Plan Initiatives

    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Optional - NREL Tour
    Departing from the Denver Post
    RSVP required to participate in the tour. The tour will deaprt at approximately 1:30 pm.