Leveraging Insights Gained from Landscaping to Improve Innovation and Technology Transfer Outcomes
The Washington DC Chapter of the Technology Transfer Society presents:
A talk by Dr. Lawrence Blume
Innovation Advisor, RTI International
From the funding agency to the researcher level, R&D resources always feel constrained--too little funding to accomplish aspirational goals. Technology and market landscaping can bring insights that inform funding and research strategies decisions, and outcomes to be more efficient with precious dollars and hours. Landscaping enables a higher-level perspective that can drive these much-needed efficiencies. Agencies and researchers need to understand emerging technology solutions and associated market dynamics to make the best investments, avoid duplication, and build on the momentum of others. Landscaping can inform at all levels by thinking divergently, across agencies, industries, and technology spaces. Landscaping can enable technology transfer organizations to better support researchers by finding development and market opportunities and partners.
Dr. Blume will share his experience at the intersection of R&D development, and technology scouting. He will explain the importance of, and provide insight on, being deliberate in thinking differently, and being informed by emerging technologies, partners, and opportunities. BDr. Blume will drive a discussion on how to implement landscaping as a practice at various levels: the agency (periodic strategic landscaping), technology transfer organization (portfolio-based landscaping), and researcher (capacity building).