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Past Conferences & Workshops


Increasing R&D Payback: Applying Lean Principles to the Front End of Innovation

Workshop: Apr 15 - 16 / Chicago, IL

A two-day intensive workshop on how to decrease innovation risk, increase speed to market and improve the rate of innovation by implementing lean concepts at the fuzzy front end.

Technology Scouting to Accelerate Innovation

Workshop: Apr 14 - 15 / Cambridge, MA

A two day executive workshop on how to identify, locate and structure technology partnerships, acquisitions and licenses

Achieving Lean Product Development: Techniques, Economics & Implementation

Workshop: Mar 3 - 4 / San Diego, CA

An intensive, two-day workshop on practical, economically justifiable approaches for applying lean techniques to product development

Metrics that Matter to R&D

Workshop: Feb 18 - 19 / San Francisco, CA

A two-day executive workshop on how to measure what really matters to improve R&D effectiveness and significantly increase bottom line results.

CoDev 2009

Conference: Jan 26 - 28 / Scottsdale, AZ

CoDev 2009 will explore how companies can expand their technology scouting efforts and integrate multiple open business models to achieve higher returns on their open innovation investments.

Getting the Voice of the Customer Right

Workshop: Dec 3 - 4 / San Diego, CA

An intensive, two-day seminar on how to design, conduct and analyze customer visits for new product innovation. Learn proven techniques to identify customer needs -- including unmet, unspoken needs -- and significantly boost your product success rate.

Defining Customer Value with VoC

Conference: Nov 18 - 19 / Atlanta, GA

A two-day interactive conference on how to develop, implement and reap greater value from your Voice of the Customer initiatives.

Technology Sourcing for Faster Innovation and Business Growth

Conference: Oct 28 - 30 / Boston, MA

How to successfully go outside for new technologies and ideas - and profitably bring ‘outside in’.


    Stage-Gate® Innovation

    Workshop: Oct 21 - 22 / Oak Brook, IL

    An intensive two-day seminar on how to improve your gating and portfolio management process to realize higher productivity, better success rates and increased profits.

    Profiting from Lean Product Development

    Conference: Oct 14 - 15 / Chicago, IL

    A two-day conference on key strategies and approaches to effectively apply lean thinking to product development and substantially improve top-line growth.

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