Successful large companies use the process of Open Innovation to provide them with a competitive advantage and surpass their competitors. This seminar takes Open Innovation to small and mid-sized manufacturers to share with them the techniques that have worked for large companies. Participants will be invited to understand the wealth of R&D resources available to them at federal labs, universities and potential partner firms.
Participants will learn how to scout for new technology and partner with a research institution to develop a new technology.
Forums are free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the Koch Arena parking lot. Register for the Fall 2016 Forum Series by clicking the link in the top right corner of this page.
The slideshow below features pictures from Spring 2014 forums.
The Entrepreneurship Forum Series, presented by the Center for Entrepreneurship, is a free series dedicated to providing community members and students insights into entrepreneurship through presentations by and panels of local and national entrepreneurs. Previous speakers include Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr., from Helzberg Diamonds and the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program; Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops; George Laham, president of Laham Development; and Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop.