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Leveraging the R&D of Federal Labs for Strategic Advantage

Location: Your office

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Overview

Innovation is the lifeblood of high growth firms, but how can you jumpstart a new project in a new discipline? How can you leverage your existing expertise with fixed project dollars? You are likely familiar with Open Innovation, but whom do you open up to?

One often overlooked partner is the US federal lab system as a source of technology, expertise and facilities. The US government is consistently a top 20 patent recipient, putting it above technology powerhouses like Kodak, Sun, Cisco, and NEC. The 600 federal labs across the United States have a collective annual budget of over $100 billion. These funds are used to secure talent and develop unique capabilities that can be rented or borrowed by industry in nearly all technical disciplines.

In an interactive 90-minute audio session, David McFeeters-Krone of Intellectual Assets, Corp will explain the advantages of working with the federal government on R&D projects as well as the process to uncover and engage with these institutions. This is not a procurement program, but a method to bolster your R&D depth by leveraging federal assets.

Firms that engage with the Federal Labs typically benefit in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Answer a vexing R&D issue
  2. Establish credibility
  3. Show sophistication in establishing strategic relationships
  4. Leverage R&D resources
  5. License an existing technology
  6. Gain exposure to procurement stakeholders

By participating, you will learn about the breadth and depth of the federal government labs. A sample of announced projects will be presented as well as case studies for some failed efforts. These agreements are not just for high tech firms, as the federal government has established research facilities in a wide range of disciplines.

While this session is geared toward product development, the strategic information has bearing on COOs, CTOs and investor relations. Teams may listen together for the same low fee - cost is per phone line, attendance unlimited.

Takeaways:

1. Access to slides used during the session via webinar technology
2. Your questions answered directly by an expert during the session and by email afterwards
3. Examples of partnership agreements (word documents)
4. Access to synchronized Windows Media file of slides and audio after the session
 

Session Leaders

David McFeeters-Krone
Principal / Intellectual Property Consultant
Intellectual Assets, Corp

 

Mr. McFeeters-Krone has a strong background in licensing from positions with MIT, NASA, and Intel. Since starting his firm in 2001, he has provided Intellectual Property strategy services to DoD, NASA, Sharp Technology Ventures, Tektronix, Deloitte, OHSU, Providence Medical Center, PSC Inc., the National Technology Transfer Center, and numerous small firms. His projects include capability brokering, portfolio triage, technology evaluation, licensing and IP process implementation.

Prior to forming his firm, he served as CenterSpan's (NASDAQ: CSCC) Vice President of Strategic Planning. CenterSpan followed two successful years at Intel where he represented internet communication technologies, seeking outside (and internal) partners to commercialize Intel Labs’ products.

Mr. McFeeters-Krone is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and the Federal Laboratory Consortium; a contributing author for the Association of University Technology Managers’ (AUTM) Technology Transfer Practice Manual; and often presents on IP business issues. He holds a Physics degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves on the advisory boards of Innovation Assets Group, Stragellan, and Nxergy; is a adjunct professor at Portland State University; and is a recent recipient of the Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award and an award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.

What you will learn

You will the advantages of working with the federal government on R&D projects as well as the process to uncover and engage with these institutions. This is not a procurement program, but a method to bolster your R&D depth by leveraging federal assets.

Firms that engage with the Federal Labs typically benefit in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Answer a vexing R&D issue
  2. Establish credibility
  3. Show sophistication in establishing strategic relationships
  4. Leverage R&D resources
  5. License an existing technology
  6. Gain exposure to procurement stakeholders

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