Foresight Science & Technology

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Monetizing the R&D and Product Development Process teaches you how to: inventory intellectual assets; discover break-out prospects in your current markets and markets which you can readily enter; determine the mix of internal and/or external R&D and product development needed to exploit opportunities while generating revenues; and identify sufficient in-kind support to leverage and multiply limited internal resource expenditures. The program combines classroom training with small group, hands-on, instructor-led exercises that convey know-how and tricks of the trade. Break-out sessions in energy & environmental science, biotechnology & life science, defense/aerospace, chemicals & materials sciences, and computers & communication are led by experts in those sectors to ensure relevancy of the exercises and to enable one-on-one discussions about your specific issues, concerns, and requirements.

Attendees will learn how to:

v Efficiently manage each project through launch

v Evaluation the potential financial value of projects underway

v Justify R&D expenses in light of expected benefits

v Integrate IP Management and business model selection with technology platform creation

Seminar Instructors:

David Snyder has over 30 years of experience in marketing and technology commercialization of hardware and software products. Mr. Snyder was most recently Vice President of Commercialization for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Dr. Sam Khoury is the chairman of Inavisis, Inc., a firm specializing in intellectual asset management and leveraging of corporate intangible properties. Dr. Khoury has over 20 years of valuation experience at firms like The Dow Chemical Company.

Dr. Phyl Speser is considered one of the founders of the modern practice of technology commercialization and is a founder of Foresight Science & Technology. He has over 30 years of experience in the field, during which he has consulted with thousands of companies on their R&D, product development, commercialization, marketing, and IP strategies. Among his publications is the best-selling textbook, The Art and Science of Technology Transfer (John Wiley and Sons, 2006).

Dr. E. Wayne Turnblom has over 35 years of diversified technical and business management experience in R&D management, new product development and commercialization, and environmental affairs management. He held executive positions at various divisions of the Eastman Kodak Company, including the Bio-Products Division and the Graphics Imaging Systems Division.

Don Marioni has 35 years of experience in the aerospace and electronics industries, where his work focused on systems engineering, data processing development/integration, operations support, mission analysis, advanced systems studies, program advocacy marketing of space programs, and strategic intelligence collection systems. Much of his career was spent at major corporations, such as Lockheed and Unisys.

Brad Brockbank has over 25 years of experience in the fields of biomedical and environmental technology commercialization. He was most recently the Manager of Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center (now National Jewish Health).

Seminar Details:

Monetizing the R&D and Product Development Process will take place July 15 – 16, 2010 in Providence, RI. Register by June 14, 2010 to receive the early bird price of $795.

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About Foresight Science & Technology:

Foresight Science & Technology is a leading global provider of technology transfer and commercialization services. The company conducts over 600 discrete commercialization analysis projects each year on technology across the breadth of science and technology. Foresight supports research institutes, universities, government agencies, large and small corporations, and foundations all over the world. For more information on Foresight Science & Technology, please go to: