We all know that research and innovation are at the heart of many large organizations today, but do you ever wonder what major companies look for in potential new ideas, inventions and innovators? Listen as a panel of five industry professionals (who immerse themselves in the world of innovation and technology transfer every day) explain how to develop partnerships between small businesses and large organizations, and discuss the process of transitioning small-scale prototypes to market-worthy products.


Kristen H. Brosnan, GE Global Research


Sanket Desai, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Edward Greer, The Dow Chemical Company
Seung Ho Yang, LG Display, Open Innovation America
Bernhard von Vacano, BASF North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials

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