In today’s hypercompetitive business environment the speed by which a company is able to innovate is critical to success. This means that many organizations can’t afford to rely solely on their own innovative capabilities or “reinvent the wheel” by duplicating existing technologies if they want to keep pace with their competitors with respect to innovation. This problem is made even more complex by the need to manage the tremendous risks associated with innovative activities. Because of this, more and more companies are turning to collaborative innovation.
Collaborative innovation is built upon the premise that companies should not “go it alone” when it comes to innovation, but instead should license intellectual property from other companies, academic institutions, customers, and even competitors. This form collaboration allows companies to innovate by sharing both the risks and the rewards of innovation while also shortening the innovation cycle.
This month’s SFTA event dives more deeply into the issues and benefits related to collaborative innovation by bringing together a panel discussion featuring representatives from all spectrums of the collaborative innovation ecosystem.
- Andy Zynga, CEO, NineSigma
- Chris Fleck, VP Mobility Solutions, Citrix
- Gary Margules, Sc.D., VP of Research and Tech Transfer, Nova Southeastern Univeristy
- 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration and Networking
- 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Panel Discussion
- 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Meet the Speakers
- 8:30 pm – Conclusion