Welcome to the first blog in the United States focusing solely on the multi-party alliances that generate strategic level innovation: new business models, industry transformation and revolutions in products or services. These multi-party alliances are different that one-one strategic partnerships and often involve companies, universities and governments.
We provide information for leaders and managers seeking a single information source about the current trends and most successful methods to design, organize and manage strategic innovation alliances in the United States:
Financing and Cost Sharing- Mix of financing sources with associated accounting treatment including: direct financing, off-balance sheet financing; government financing (Federal and regional); Federal government cost sharing; standards for Federal cost-sharing recognized for R&D tax credit rather than expenditures
Partner Engagement- The best processes for soliciting and engaging partners to secure alignment according to shared strategic goals, technical capabilities, financial resources, operational knowledge, intellectual property interests and cultural compatibility
Innovation Management- The mix of research and technology management processes including project tasking, project revisions based on discovery, ad-hoc team formulation, science and standards access procedures, certification access procedures, regulatory reporting formatting
Property rights- The mix of property rights including shared patents, copyrights and negotiated background intellectual property rights to be shared or exchanged
Tracking and Reporting- The mix of technical, financial and intellectual property results tracking and reporting, including formats that meet corporate, government and non-profit reporting standards
Public Positioning- The messaging that is to be presented through a mix of media for public positioning of the alliance.