Networks - Innovation Leaders

What is the Innovation Leaders Network?

The mission of the ILN is to improve the effectiveness of innovation in industry by sharing tools, techniques and lessons learned, so that members can improve the impact of innovation in their businesses. 

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Contact Mallory Smith for more information or to join the Innovation Leaders Network.

Innovation Leaders Network Presentations

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Fall 2018

How to Develop and Prototype Like a Startup 

Incubators and Pre-Stage Gate

Agile Design Thinking: Front End Funnel Fill

Working Session - TRACK Competencies

Structuring and Funding Innovation Teams

The Lean Canvas


Spring 2018

The Challenges of R&D and Product Development in the Cannabis Industry

From Strategy to Measurable Results in Four Steps

Millennials: Separating Fact from Fiction for Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Them as Employees

Effective Storytelling and Selling Internally


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Innovation Leaders Network Demographics

Co-Chairs:  Michael Blades (National Gypsum), Martin Waszak (NASA), and Tim Dennison (Sealed Air Corporation)

Number of members:  149

Professionals involved:  Innovators, innovation leaders, portfolio managers, business managers, External Research directors, licensing directors

Member companies represented:   Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Applied Materials, Arkema, Inc., Armstrong World Industries, Inc., Ashland, Inc., AstenJohnson, Avon Products, Inc., BASF Corporation, Bayer MaterialScience, Big Heart Pet Brands, Boeing, BP, Chevron Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Crown Holdings, Inc., Deere & Company, Draper, DSM N.V., DuPont, E.I. Du Pont De Nemours Company, Eastman Chemical Company, ExxonMobil Corporation, GAF Materials Corporation, Genecor International, Inc., Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Hershey Company, Ingersoll-Rand Company, J.M. Smucker Company, Johns Mansville, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kraton Polymers, L.B. Foster Company, LORD Corporation, Lubrizol Corporation, Michelin Americas Research Company, Milliken & Company, NASA Headquarters, NASA Johnson Space Center, NASA Langley Research Center, National Gypsum Company, National Institute of Standards & Technology, NineSigma, Novozymes, Omnova Solutions, PepsiCo, Inc., PolyOne Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc., Praxair, Inc., Procter & Gamble Company, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., Sabic Americas, Inc., Schneider Electric, Sealed Air Corporation, Sherwin-Williams Company, SRI International, Swagelok Company, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USG Corporation, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Westinghouse Electric Company, Xerox Corporation