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Brokers and Intermediaries for Open Innovation – A Global Market Study
Publisher's Note: In this day and age (and global market), innovation is a networked game. More and more in our own practice, we see larger corporations embracing open innovation and reaching out to be part of our very own innovation ecosystem. Just this month, executives from Bosch, Faurecia, Reckitt Benckiser and JSR Micro joined our Industry Advisory Board to get an early look at our pipeline of 300+ innovations a year, embracing Larta as their trusted intermediary between themselves and promising innovator-entrepreneurs.
Global Bridge: Korea - Best Practices in Tech Transfer & Commercialization
As part of our Global Bridge program, Larta hosted a 4-day U.S. Study Visit on best practices in tech transfer & commercialization. 45 high-level Korean delegates left with a more complete understanding of assessing commercial potential, technology licensing, IP practices and more. See some highlights in the video below.
New Zealand Collaboration to Solve Meaningful Global Problems
Sharing similar non-profit missions of using technology to better lives, Larta Institute and Free Range, of New Zealand, have committed to exploring a concrete set of objectives that will form the basis of a formal partnership over the coming months. Free Range aims to support 1,000 New Zealand startups focused on solving meaningful global problems and attract local and international stakeholders.
Larta’s Global Ag Innovation Network: GAIN
We will be hosting our inaugural GAIN Insight into Agri-Tech event on November 19 in Silicon Valley. Building on the success of the Ag Innovation Showcase, this event is intended to be the first in a series of frequent impact events launched under Larta's "GAIN" brand to connect, inform and network our partners in the Ag community--investors, strategics, stakeholders, and innovative startups.
Larta Alumnus Pays it Forward
Our CEO, Rohit Shukla, has been invited by Larta Alumni, Scott Thatcher of Orphagen Pharmaceuticals, to speak at a San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) event on alternative funding strategies. Scott founded SDEE with other local San Diego entrepreneurs to help early stage entrepreneurs grow their companies. Rohit will explore corporate partnerships, wealthy individuals, sales of services, and government and foundation funding as non-traditional alternatives to VC financing.
Dubai Economic Council Partners with Larta to Build a Knowledge Economy
Larta and The Dubai Economic Council (DEC) are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations. Rohit Shukla said of DEC at the signing in D.C., “You’re building a knowledge economy. You’re building the ability to traverse both East and West in a very central way.” This MOU is the first step in establishing concrete innovation policies and programs that accelerate the commercialization of innovations in Dubai.
Teaching the "Dos and Don'ts" of Commercialization
29 entrepreneurs from 21 award winning agri-tech companies based across the U.S. joined us in D.C. for Larta’s 2-day Commercialization Training Workshop, Nov 6-7. Entrepreneurs joined group seminars on crowd funding, partnerships, intellectual property and branding as well as receive individual feedback on how they present their company to potential investors and partners. See more photos and highlights here.
Larta’s Watkins Engaged at BASF Technology Scouting Event
Our Washington D.C. based Managing Director of Global Engagement & Development, Al Watkins, was able to join Larta’s industry partner BASF at their North America Technology and Business Scouting Networking event last month. Al spoke to BASF scouting reps and entrepreneurs about how organizations like Larta foster open innovation, connecting corporations with innovative entrepreneurs.
Growing a Global Industry Advisory Board
Long recognizing the mutual benefits of connecting entrepreneurs and larger corporations with common interests (and the social & economic benefits to society), we are continuously building a diverse Industry Advisory Board (IAB). This month, we welcome executives from Bosch, Faurecia, Reckitt Benckiser and JSR Micro to the group. Currently, 65+ executives, many from Fortune 1000 companies, make up the IAB and have the opportunity to connect early to a pipeline of 300+ innovations a year.
Our pick of Larta-alumni companies that are already on their way to making it big!
Actuated Medical Receives FDA Clearance & Lowers Medical Costs
Actuated Medical, Larta alumnus and developer of TubeClear, has received FDA clearance on applying their technology to a broad range of feeding and decompression tubes. The technology clears clogs in the tubes without the discomfort, interruption in feeding, or cost of removing them from the patient, saving the typical 500-bed facility $243k annually. Read more here.
Linnaeus Plant Sciences Secures $5M to Enhance Alternative to Petroleum-Based Products
Linnaeus, a Canada-based plant science company selected to present at the 2013 Ag Innovation Showcase, announces a $5M collaborative program with Ag Innovation Showcase sponsor Soy 20/20 to improve agronomic traits in Camelina. Camelina oil has enormous potential to significantly reduce the environmental and economic impact of producing petroleum-based products. Read more here.
Nitride Solutions Closes $1.75M Series B & Completes First Commercial Sale
Larta Alumnus Nitride Solutions has devised a way to economically manufacture aluminum nitride substrates for LEDs – a process that was previously too costly for wide-scale adoption. The company recently closed $1.75M series B from a mix of existing and new investors which will allow them to meet customer demands for product – important because they also just completed their first commercial sale to an undisclosed Asian company. Read more here.
Meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 11th, 2013 at the Hilton in Boston Dedham. Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New England Venture Summit™ presented by youngStartup Ventures - is one event you won't want to miss. Use discount code "larta" and receive 10% off the current rate. Find more information here.
The Medicaid Rebate Summit is a strategic-level forum for manufacturers contracting with MDRP, 340B, Medicare Part D, and states. With the anticipation of the AMP Final Rule, this conference will cover the most up-to-date information available to help you stay current with the responsibilities in administering and managing the MDRP & other related programs. Guided by industry veterans, the MRS conference is designed for all size manufacturers.
The IBF annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference offers corporate investors and business development executives the unique peer-to-peer opportunity to hear cutting-edge strategies, including insights on how corporate venturing programs are structured & gaining a competitive advantage through corporate venturing. The conference focuses on best practices to set up corporate venturing programs & of those with existing programs, providing a unique window for acquisitions & opportunities to build strategic partnerships.
Visit our Events Calendar for a list of Larta's partners' events.