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CCN February 2016 Meeting: Open Innovation: Opportunities for Consultants

  • 10 Feb 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


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Open Innovation

Opportunities for Consultants

John Newport

Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30


Increasingly, companies are looking to the outside to solve their problems, taking advantage of the open innovation or crowd sourcing approach to do so. They may do this on their websites, by inviting the world to come to them with solutions or proposals, or they may use an intermediary such as Innocentive, Nine Sigma, Idea Conection or Uncle Sam also uses this approach in Here then is fertile ground for consultants to find work alone, or to set up ad hoc teams to take on these challenges. This talk reviews these opportunities, which may range from a few thousand to tens of millions of dollars and provides personal examples of successes and failures.


Dr. John Newport, past Chair of CCN, provides consulting and R&D through Chemventive LLC. Previous to this he was a Senior Research Fellow at Hercules Incorporated where, in his 34 year career there, he worked on the R&D side of the fibers, film, RIM, resins and paper chemicals businesses. His areas of expertise cover polymer chemistry, surface chemistry, emulsions, rheology and transport phenomena.


The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.From I-76 drive S on City Line Ave. (US Rte. 1). Turn right on Conshohocken State Rd. (Rte. 23); stay in right lane. After second light watch for white left-turn arrows painted on street (about .14 mi/750 ft). Do not follow Rte. 23 left at turn but instead go straight ahead onto Llandrillo Rd. (passing to right of Valley Press printing). In one block bear left onto Trevor Lane at stop sign. Clubhouse and parking are on the left. Please park in lot if space is available; otherwise park on Trevor Lane. If lost, call the club at 610-667-4524 or 610-667-4524, ext. 312.  

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Option 1 - Online reservation: Use this page to make a reservation and pay online.  If you choose to make the reservation offline, follow the instructions for Option 2 below.

Option 2 - Offline reservation: To make or cancel a dinner reservation, email or call the ACS office at 215-382-1589 (leave message on voicemail if necessary). Fee, including food and beverages (wine, beer & sodas), is $30. Dietary restrictions accommodated on a limited basis. There is no charge for talk only, but registration is suggested using contact information above.

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