May 12, 2015
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.)
Clark College: Col. Tech Center Rm 338
Whether you are a start-up company or a mature business trying to accelerate growth, this interactive workshop will offer insights and pathways to improve your present practices for growth.
Technology Scouting Have you been trying to solve a problem and know the technology solution must be out there somewhere, but your company does not have the skills or resources to find that solution? This session will introduce Technology Scouting, a systematic and comprehensive approach to searching outside your company’s normal channels to find viable solutions to your specific technology needs. Featuring real world small manufacturer examples.
Technology Driven Market Intelligence (TDMI) Is your company considering launching a new product or entering a new market? Do you wish you had better real-world validated insight into the specific barriers and opportunities – both technical and market – that exist to help your company make better strategic decisions? An introduction to TDMI, a focused approach to market intelligence which directly considers the benefits and market impacts related to your company’s specific technology-based asset (e.g., idea, product, process). Includes real-world small manufacturer examples.
Game Changers: New Technologies Now is the best time in history to launch a new product whether you are a startup or an established business. The perfect storm of Social Media Marketing, Rapid Manufacturing and Crowd Funding has lowered the cost and barriers to bringing a product to a worldwide audience. A real world small manufacturing example with details of how a company launched a product line in a very short timeframe using social media and rapid manufacturing processes is featured.
Making Innovation a Corporate Habit: How to Embed Innovation into Your Company Even small companies, with little time and little R&D capacity, can be very innovative and still get the daily work done. This session gives powerful hints on how you can make innovation an integral part of your growth strategy and daily performance. Take away handouts to help jumpstart your efforts.
In a half-day, we will help you learn to:
• Rapidly acquire new technology to solve product or process problems
• Develop market intelligence about the relevance of your new technology, and understand key market barriers and opportunities
• Innovate and get new products to market faster, increase new product development capacity and get better market results
Cost: $50 per person
Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and participant materials
For more info call: Kristin Kautz, 360-241-5135, email@example.com and see event flyer.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST/MEP), in conjunction with Impact Washington, RTI International and Clark College are presenting this workshop to aid companies seeking dynamic growth.