The constant need for innovation in industry has caused many companies to realize that there are many good ideas that originate outside of their company, and that partnering with innovators outside the traditional corporate structure can dramatically increase the potential for innovation. This movement, sometimes referred to as “open innovation” or “connected innovation” challenges some of the traditional thinking related to how companies undertake R&D and product development efforts and allows greater access to breakthrough technologies, new products and product improvements, and cost reduction. Join us at this symposium as we hear from representatives of companies that have successfully employed connected innovation in their organizations, and learn about what this means for the future of relationships between companies, universities, and employees.
George Abide, Founder and President of The Abide Idea Company
General Mills (person TBA)
Proctor & Gamble (person TBA)