Technology scouting and acquisition: what do YOU want to know?

Next week, I’ll be moderating a panel on “Creating Value with a Smart Technology Scouting, Acquisition, and Licensing Strategy” at Growth, Innovation, and Leadership (a Frost & Sullivan global congress on corporate growth).

The panel includes leaders from several scouting organizations, including Clorox, CooperVision, Honeywell, optionsXpress Holdings, and Merck Research Labs.

The panel promises to share:

  • practical techniques for discovering external opportunities;
  • guidelines for how to best leverage partners as part of a growth strategy; and
  • insight on managing relationships to increase long-term payback and avoid common pitfalls.

Since I’ll write up the discussion after the event (and, of course, post here what I can), let me know what questions you want answered (especially if you aren’t able to attend) — what would like to hear more about? Help me be provocative — what questions about acquiring technology from external sources are top of mind for you?

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