Mature products, such as smartphones and cars, tend to become very similar – whether they are from different manufacturers or the latest model from the same manufacturer.
Speed, power and slight changes in appearance become the focus for many companies. Marketing can make advances through insightful methods to dig deeper into opportunities from unmet needs – but the right science and technology are required to make them real.
R&D teams have access to incredible developments in science and technology, such as artificial intelligence and the latest developments in genetics, but struggle to find how to link them with market opportunities. Opportunities become ‘market pull’ or ‘technology push’, without joining together. Innovation opportunities must connect customer needs with science and technology to be more than just ideas or technologies.
This webinar will demonstrate how technology mapping can be used to discover new opportunities, whichever direction you start from, and how IP landscapes can then help you to make the right connections.
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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.”
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 >
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.
This webinar with Eve Maler, VP Innovation and Emerging Technology, covers the transformation of privacy and consent into a business tool in 2017 as well as the evolving regulatory scene. Eve also conducts a Q&A with the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs, on their POC of User-Managed Access. Finally, she discusses the key elements of the ForgeRock Identity Platform related to privacy and consent.Read more >
Technology transfer offices are often seen as the facilitators of innovation between academic institutions and industry. However, they have a massive responsibility to transfer the wealth of innovation from within universities to the commercial world, in the most timely and cost-efficient way possible. Does the current Intellectual Property system facilitate their requirements, or can it sometimes hinder innovation?
In this webinar, we will be joined by Jeremy Holmes, Head of intellectual property at Imperial Innovations, the technology transfer office of Imperial College, London. Jeremy will be talking about the ingredients needed for a successful partnership, and future, between technology transfers and commercial world. We will also be discussing:
• The power behind freedom to operate when making judgements on the commercial opportunity of an idea
• Why education of IP is so important, for academics & business professionals
• How to find the balance between freedom & creativity, with the need for intellectual property protection
• Whether you need patents to have a successful university spin out.
Our government’s most complex problems won’t be solved by a few genius individuals—or an amazing new technology. They will be solved by high-performing teams—teams who have developed and honed the cultural habits to efficiently cultivate new ideas with innovative technologies to get things done.
In this webinar, you’ll learn why high-performing teams matter and how Red Hat® Open Innovation Labs is helping organizations create these teams to make an impact. You'll get a glimpse of what happens in an Open Innovation Labs collaborative engagement:
-Teams are innovating more quickly while improving the quality of their software.
-Participants are using lean, agile and DevOps methodologies coupled with open source tools and culture.
-Together, people, process, and technology help government organizations rapidly uncover and prove more effective ways of working together to solve their most complex problems.
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.
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
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 >
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.
Chinese entities are aggressively innovating in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, supercomputing, quantum technologies, and genomics. Governments, policymakers and multinational corporations outside of China face challenges competing with the Chinese advancements as well as opportunities to level the playing field.
This session will explore answers to crucial questions:
• Where does China stand on various innovation indices globally?
• What does China’s considerable growth in its innovation ranking mean for other leading economies and companies that have business interests in China?
• Which policy initiatives were taken by the Chinese government resulted in improving the innovation ecosystem?
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.
Perspectives on product innovation since the financial crisisRead more >
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
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.