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Developing a Need-Driven Innovations Portfolio
Need-driven innovations can be a valuable addition to our traditional IP portfolios arise from basic research. However, focused outreach and resources are necessary to facilitate need-driven innovations successfully. Such efforts could better address unmet needs in the marketplace. Discussions would be focused on the medical device industry but applicable to other industry sectors. Panel members will discuss their methodologies and experiences regarding interacting with innovators to facilitate and advance need-driven innovations.

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Aug 27, 2019 04:00 PM in Mexico City

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Rick Smith
Director of Lehigh University’s Office of Technology Transfer @Lehigh University
Rick Smith is the Director of Lehigh University’s Office of Technology Transfer. He has been engaged in many aspects of technology development, commercialization, and innovation, and was previously the Director of Technology Commercialization at Ohio State, Columbia, and Rutgers University. He has held design and development engineering positions in the fields of spectrophotometry instrumentation, optical network design, and underwater acoustics analysis; and as a corporate financial consultant he drafted business plans and facilitated the acquisition of growth capital for clients. Rick has Bachelor of Science degrees in Applied Physics and Computer Science, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering specializing in Photonics, an MBA in finance and accounting, and a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies. Rick received his CLP and RTTP certifications in 2014, and is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).