Attributes and Measurements of Assessing External Technology Programs

In a 2017 survey, the Innovation Research Interchange (formerly Industrial Research Institute) published a survey related to the use of external innovation sources. They found that most entities utilized standard R&D management practices and personnel in their projects. Contribution to Revenue They also found that the contribution from external innovation to the overall [...]


Example Partnership Roles Agreement

SUMMARY To improve the role definition of individuals involved with their key major accounts the Company’s leadership model was modified. DETAILS PDRC Model The PDRC model defines conditions that must be present within a partnership. Components of the model are:Purpose: defines with the partnership is trying to achieve and why the partnership exists.Direction: [...]


Overall Alliance Framework Elements

To have a successful partnership or alliance the following framework elements are critical to write out in defined in detail. This may seem like a lot of upfront work that is been shown over and over to this best practice saves time and money for all parties involved. The typical elements are: business [...]


IP Strategy in Shared Innovation Environments

Since Intellectual Property (IP) can represent a major source of value for new products, it’s necessary to protect it long before new partnership agreements have been finalized – and even from the very first meeting with potential partners. This is the approach advocated by James Markwith, formerly Corporate Counsel, Worldwide Products and Marketing, [...]


Roles and Responsibilities When Accessing External Technology

Roles and Responsibilities Thinking now of how organizations work together roles consist of four typical elements. These are Responsible, Approves, Consults, and Informed elements. The rules outlined in the “Partnership Organization Model” figure are now further described in the “Roles and Responsibilities” figure. Remember that Responsible, Approves, Consults, and Informed are very specific [...]


Best Practices in Partnering When Accessing External Technology

There been many best practices published over the last decade. These practices tend to fall into five qualitative best-practice areas. These are: 1. Having some form of a Partner Coordination Team/Council established which has a contractual authority to modify the project.2. Utilizing some form of a Partner Selection Matrix of functions versus requirements [...]


International Technology Sourcing to Access External Technology

Internationally, licensing is the most important method by which to source external technology between different international entities. U.S. companies tend to use suppliers as the most important source of external technology. In contrast foreign countries typically rank suppliers further down the list. Thus although US companies may be listening to their suppliers more [...]


Start-Ups for Accessing External Technology

Differences in Best-Practices Daniel Collado-Ruiz and his team reported that more than two thirds of the top 100 corporations are engaging startups one way or another. The problem in this trend is that collaboration is often not successful. It often stays at a superficial level, and does not make a lasting impact in [...]

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