The term innovation can refer to various stages within a product development cycle, and an invention created in this process can be protected by various forms of intellectual property. Most inventions are created to solve and address consumer needs and problems. To do that job, products enter the market, creating opportunities for the business or the inventor who owns it. A businesses’ IP strategy plays an important role in the success of a new product by ensuring competitive advantage in the market, for now and the future.
However, IP protection can often be seen as an output of product development, leaving the organisation open to risk—whether it's in a new or an existing market. So how can you align IP protection with your invention creation to ensure your IP team is involved at the most effective points throughout the product development process? Too early could mean a slower time to market, and too late could mean lost opportunities in the market.
In this webinar, we’ll be discussing how your organisation can mitigate risk, by aligning your IP and innovation strategy. We will also be looking at:
- Examples of successful organisations who have aligned their IP and innovation
- Intellectual property & open innovation
- Why IP should be a part of the innovation process, not an event
R&D success is dependent on many factors – the idea, the market opportunity, the technology readiness, and your company’s ability to deliver on the strategy.
And at the heart of all these things is the R&D team. Different skill-sets and personalities are better suited to different types of innovation, and world-class innovation teams can find ways to make even the most challenging projects succeed.
Join Cliff Emmons Former VP of R&D at Medronics and Founder of Accelerated Healthcare Innovations, LLC to learn:
- The role that team structure plays in R&D success
- How R&D leaders can build teams to fit their innovation strategy
- What strategies the world’s most innovative companies use to build R&D A-teams
Einfach gesagt nutzt Social Innovation innovative Technologien und Lösungen, um übergeordnete gesellschaftliche Trends zu addressieren. Die Themen reichen hierbei von Urbanisierung, Smart & Connected Technologies bishin zu neuen Formen des Gesundheitswesens und zur Schonung natürlicher Ressourcen. HDS bietet Social Innovation Lösungen und Dienstleistungen mit dem Fokus auf dem Internet der "wichtigen" Dinge.Read more >
Executing an internal collaborative and external innovation program within a global organization of approximately 50,000 people requires a deliberate strategy, a dedicated team and executive sponsorship. Join us for a live webinar – to hear from AstraZeneca’s Innovation Director, Scott Wilkins, PhD, as he shares their journey in developing an innovation capability which has introduced a new way of working across R&D and beyondRead more >
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Founders Spotlight series, featuring fearless entrepreneurs and inspiring founders.
In this episode, Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Women, will share her story of how she got started her company, the challenges she encountered along the way and how she overcame them.
This will be an interactive Q&A session and an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs or professionals to have their nagging questions answered.
About the Speaker:
Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Innovation Women, a new model speaker’s bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. The company helps connect women with event managers looking for speakers, panelists, moderators and presenters, especially for industry conferences and events. In 2010 Bobbie was named one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community.”
DevOps is foundational to the world’s highest-performing information technology organizations. But more than anything else, DevOps is about culture, and culture can be elusive. To help our customers experience how a DevOps culture can accelerate their innovative ideas, Red Hat launched it's Open Innovation Labs. In this session, Justin Holmes and Øystein Bedin from Open Innovation Labs will share their story building a DevOps culture for the Labs' core team.
In this session, you'll learn about:
- Behaviors and processes to enable collaboration between development and operations.
- How tools like Ansible by Red Hat and Red Hat OpenShift can help facilitate communication between team members.
- How Open Innovation Labs provide an environment for Red Hat customers to experience the unique advantages of a DevOps culture.
In the popular imagination, innovation is about brilliant people with brilliant ideas, doggedly pursuing their dream and breaking through every obstacle that stands in their way. The reality, however, is that innovation is fundamentally a team sport.
Sure, one person can come up with an idea, but an idea is only a beginning. After a commitment to a great idea, the full nature of the innovation challenge becomes clear. Somehow, companies have to tackle two conflicting tasks simultaneously: building something new and sustaining excellence in what already exists.
This requires more than just general, feel-good teamwork. It requires a team that is structured in a very particular way. Unfortunately, most companies aren’t familiar with what these teams look like. Like a newcomer to the baseball playing world, they have little idea, if any, about the roles on the team. They have no idea what the pitcher, catcher, infielders, and outfielders do.
In this webcast, Chris Trimble will outline exactly how to build the right team for every innovation initiative. He will also talk about how his new book, How Stella Saved the Farm, can be used as an instigator of productive conversations about what it really takes to make innovation happen.
Many companies are unaware of the different innovation incentives around the world. Some will go as far as applying for foreign patent protection but never looking into the Tax relief or grants that are available to them.
In this webinar experts from one of the world’s largest specialist R&D Tax consultancies, F. Initiatives; Thomas Hayden and Antoine Abbatucci will be exploring the different funding options available for innovators across Europe, the US and Asia.
At a recent PA-FT executive briefing, Amanda West, Global Head of Innovation at Thomson Reuters answers a number of key questions including: what are the key skills and traits required of today's innovative leaders? And how should organisations build internal cultures that nurture innovation?Read more >
In 2015, the Australian Government commissioned a 12 month public inquiry into Australia’s intellectual property system. The subsequent report in 2016 outlined a number of recommendations, which, if implemented, may require amendments to existing legislation. In this exclusive webinar, Director General of IP Australia, Patricia Kelly, will explore the Australia Government’s response to the report, and its implications for the future of intellectual property in Australia.
Patricia will also share insights on:
• IP Australia’s role in shaping the effectiveness of this reform
• How this will impacted Australia’s IP and Innovation landscape
• How IP Australia supports Aussie innovation
The stage-gate process is as ubiquitous in R&D as doors are in the real-world. But, like doors, stage-gate processes aren't always the best solution for filling a gap. They can be overly elaborate (leading to slowness), fixated on pruning rather optimising (leading to negativity), and lacking in flexibility (leading to missed opportunities).
Join our webinar as we explore:
- The shortcomings of the stage-gate process
- Potential alternatives that could drive more efficiency and productivity
This webinar is essential viewing for any innovation leaders who are looking to take their innovation strategy out of its comfort zone and to the next level.
Innovation has been the buzzword of the new Asian economy. We are living in an age whereby you are either disrupting the way things are done, or are being disrupted by new business models or technologies. As business leaders in ASEAN, we have to stay ahead of the game in order to survive an environment that is VUCA – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. The speakers will provide insights to: -
- Why disruptive thinking is the key to UNCOVER the latent potential of your business here in ASEAN;
- How agile creation can UNLOCK massive commercial potential of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs); and
- What ways IPRs can help you UNLEASH new value for your business.
In addition to speaking as Innovators and IP Specialists, the speakers will also be sharing about innovation and IP from their own entrepreneurship experience.
Governments, policymakers and multinational corporations outside China have several concerns about the current state of innovation in China and its global competitiveness. This session will answer the following questions:
· Where does China stand on various innovation indices globally?
· What factors led to China’s significant improvement in its R&D-based innovation ranking during the past few years?
· Which policy initiatives taken by the Chinese government resulted in improving the innovation ecosystem?
· What is the global competitiveness of scientific publications and intellectual property (IP) rights obtained by Chinese inventors?
The Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore joins us for this exclusive webinar.
Singapore's IP regime has been consistently ranked as one of the best in the world. More than 5400 multinational companies choose to set up their Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, using Singapore as a gateway to ASEAN and beyond.
Home to a growing consumer market of 600 million people, ASEAN is a highly attractive destination for investors. Increasingly, digital technologies are changing how business is done by blurring the lines at the borders, creating a truly global marketplace. With a greater focus on innovation to drive profitability, how can companies take advantage of the economic opportunities in ASEAN and globally?
In this webinar, you will discover how the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) is helping businesses accelerate growth with the following solutions:
- Continuing IP education to keep abreast of continuing changes in the IP realm.
- Technology foresighting and a strong IP strategy to help build and sustain a competitive edge in your business.
- Patent acceleration initiatives that will facilitate the protection of your technology globally.
- IP financing and valuation.
- SGD 1 billion Makara Innovation Fund that supports the global expansion of IP-driven companies, from Singapore and through Singapore.
Over the last decade, the global economy has become increasingly dependent on knowledge workers as drivers of growth. Digitization has facilitated disruptive innovations and new innovation models, where information is paramount.
Bruno Reynolds and Nathan Pike, Senior Consultants at Oxentia, Oxford University Innovation join us to discuss how the knowledge economy is helping to forge new innovation models. In this webinar they will discuss:
- The rise of collaborative and open innovation models
- The role of universities and government in R&D
- Why intangible assets matter so much in the knowledge economy
- Examples of new innovation models in practise and what they mean
Perspectives on product innovation since the financial crisisRead more >
3 Critical Takeaways:
· Innovation: The Smart Cities highlighted in this webinar prioritize cultivating a spirit of innovation within their communities, businesses, and government. They do this by involving citizens, businesses, and academia in the Smart City conversation; attracting innovation centers and dedicating living labs; and supporting local startups.
· Goals & Adjectives: For Smart Cities to progress, initiatives must align with a strategy that has a clear vision and goals. All Smart Cities have three meta-goals: maintaining citizen well-being, ensuring resource and environmental sustainability, and securing a bright economic future.
· Learning while Striving to Lead: Many cities wait to implement an initiative after its success has been proven elsewhere. Smart Cities learn from best practices, but they also take the lead in finding novel ways to address city challenges.
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Australia’s IoT leaders Piers Hogarth-Scott (KPMG), Geof Heydon (IoTAA) and Daniel Biondi (DXC Technology) join forces with Hitachi Vantara’s new Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Brad Surak, to discuss the opportunity and challenges for IoT driven innovation.
People counting, traffic analysis, data integration, driverless cars – these transformative internet-of-things (IoT) projects push Las Vegas to be a safer, healthier and smarter city.
Join us on Nov. 15 to hear firsthand how Michael Sherwood, director of technology innovation for the City of Las Vegas, has helped the city create a program of innovation that benefits residents, visitors, local businesses and internal operations to make Las Vegas a smart city. You’ll hear examples of new technology being tested or proposed in the city’s innovation district so that the right technologies can be scaled out to the rest of the city. You’ll also hear how Sherwood has created a program that allows the types of rapid innovation that will help Las Vegas adapt to a changing world and help the community thrive.
How innovative is your company? And how do you measure your innovation? In this webinar, our panellists will discuss how successful companies build and maintain a culture of innovation which helps them to innovate faster and more effectively. We will discuss the crucial elements of developing a culture of innovation within your business, and how you can benchmark yourself against the competition.
In this session, you will learn:
- What is innovation culture and why does it matter?
- How successful organisations build a culture of innovation
- How innovation culture fits into a wider innovation strategy
- Methods for measuring and tracking innovation
This panel discussion will be chaired by Duncan Clark, Head of Product Marketing of PatSnap.com, alongside a panel of expert guests:
- Donal O’Connell, Head of Chawton Innovation Services
- Daniel Gray, Director of Innovation and IP strategy of PatSnap.com
- Jon Calvert, Managing Director of ClearViewIP
Fortune 500s with robust innovation programs have long benefited from crowdsourcing Challenges, but what do smaller companies stand to gain? To find out, we’ll be speaking to Brendan Cassidy, Open Innovation Manager at General Fusion, a fusion energy technology company, which has just completed its first pilot program of three Challenges with InnoCentive. We’ll be discussing their experiences with running these Challenges, all of different types, including their original motivations, how they measured ROI and success, and the ways in which they are now further leveraging the Challenges.Read more >
Key themes emerging from the sixth edition of Product Innovation PerspectivesRead more >
Education is not only about reading textbooks, but also about learning from brand-new technologies. Firmly believing in this, Professor G.Q. Max Lu, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Surrey, encourages students to learn and innovate by experiencing cutting-edge technologies within their on-campus research park. In this speech, Professor Lu presents the history of technology commercialization at the University of Surrey. In doing so, he discusses successful cases of technology commercialization, as well as revealing early-stage and upcoming technologies. Furthermore, he draws on his experience and deep knowledge of industry-academia partnerships to discuss the importance of collaborations in technological innovation.Read more >
Innovations in MedTech are playing an important role in China's economic restructuring. MedTech is undoubtedly one of the key sectors expected to be at the forefront of strategic technological progress in the coming years. Revolutionary potential lies in the conception and development of devices such as new imaging equipment and medical robots, in addition to the enhancement of biological 3D printing techniques.
Due to factors such as an ageing population and greater personal consumption, China will continue to see the MedTech industry thrive. According to data from the China Medical Pharmaceutical Material Association (CMPMA), the Chinese medical equipment market has grown rapidly from just RMB 14.5 billion in 2004 to RMB 255 billion in 2014, representing a 16-fold increase in the short space of 10 years. The market is expected to exceed RMB 300 billion this year thanks to the effect of the ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy.
Led by the panel moderator Tina Tan (Editor-in-Chief of Medtech insight), the panelists discussing such transformations are Jingwei Lou (Chairman, Biotecan Biology), Neil White (Head of Life Sciences of Medopadand) and Shibing Xia (Shibing Xia, General Manager at Golden Sunflower Capital Management).
In many organizations, there is a gap between executive-mandated product strategy and the day-to-day operational decisions that take place as the mandate cascades down. Simply put, there is a gap between what should be done and what does get done.
As this strategic mandate cascades down the management chain, busy executives focused on their own priorities, try to minimize "change panic" or force fit into existing structures and processes rather than create new operational approaches. The result: abandoning a bold new strategic vision for something safe and completely ineffectual.
Join Paul Williams of the American Institute for Innovation Excellence as he addresses the root causes for this innovation-execution disconnect and recommends processes, tools, techniques and management approaches to bridge this gap.