Tri-State PDMA Seminar: Building Your Innovation Network--September 28, 2006 Rutgers School of Management Director Gene Slowinski, Ph.D. is Keynote

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Day-long seminar by national experts about forming innovation alliances between companies. Speed time to market and reduce cost for best-in-class solutions. Companies featured include: Ethicon Endo-Surgery (JNJ), GE Aviation (GE), DuPont (DD), and Harris Corporation (HRS-WI). For discount subscribe by 9/8/200G at

The Tri-State chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) announces a conference on Open Innovation, exploring how companies can build value-added collaborative networks of customers, suppliers and partners to cut cost and speed time to market. Gene Slowinski, Ph.D., author of The Strongest Link: Forging a Profitable and Enduring Corporate Alliance and Director, Strategic Alliance Research, Rutgers School of Management will give the keynote address on “Reinventing Corporate Growth: Road Warrior or Road Kill, It’s Your Choice.”

In addition to Dr. Slowinski, speakers include:

  • Frank Evan, Director of Business Development at NineSigma – “Connecting with External Technology Partners Using Open Networks”
  • Ed Jenkins, Director of International Development at Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a Johnson & Johnson Company) – “Fueling External Innovation”
  • Robert Gruetzmacher, Director of Technology Commercialization at the DuPont Center for Collaborative Research and Education – “The Growing Evolution of the University/Company Interface”
  • David Linger, Manager of Technology Marketing and Licensing at GE/Aviation – “A Technology Transfer Process for Driving Organic Growth”

Media contact: Kathleen Riehle 513-608-0395


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