Network - New Business Development

What is the New Business Development Network?

The NBDN is comprised of professionals working in Commercial Development and New Business development and focuses on developing and sharing strategies and tactics to improve the conversion of technologies to cash. 

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New Business Development Network Presentations

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Fall 2018

How to Develop and Prototype Like a Startup 

Agile Design Thinking: Front End Funnel Fill

Structuring and Funding Innovation Teams

The Lean Canvas

How to Find the Right Contact Outside of Your Company


Spring 2018

Business Model Innovation: Cross-Functionality

INVISTA Intermediates - Our Collaborative Innovation Journey

Implementing Open Innovation: Making the Make/Buy/Partner Decision

MVP of Hardware

Strategic Innovation Intelligence: a Best-Practice Approach

Effective Storytelling and Selling Internally



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New Business Development Network Demographics

Chair:  Mike Marchand (Michelin America's Research Company)

Number of members:  110

Professionals involved:  New business and commercial development, Marketing/sales development, New products development, Mergers and acquisitions, Portfolio management, Strategic alliances, Market research, Technology transfer

Member companies represented: Air Liquide, Air Products, Alcoa, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland, Arkema, Inc., Armstrong World Industries, Barnes Group, BASF Corporation, Big Heart Pet Brands, Boeing, Ceramatec, Inc., Chapas & Associates, Chemtura Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Covestro LLC, Crown Holdings, Inc., Deere & Company, Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation, Draper, DSM N.V., E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, Eastman Chemical Company, Energizer, ExxonMobil Corporation, Fermi National Accelarator Lab, GAF Materials, General Motors Company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Hershey Company, HRL Laboratories, Huntsman International, ICL-IP America, TTECS, Johns Manville, Kraton Polymers, LORD Corporation, Michelin Americas Research Center, Michelman Inc., Milliken & Company, National Science Foundation, O-Innovation Advisors LLC,  PPG Industries, Inc., Praxair, Inc., Procter & Gamble Company, RTI International, S.C. Johnson & Son Inc., Sandia National Laboratories, Sappi Fine Paper - North America, Schneider Electric, Sealed Air Corporation, Solvay Specialty Polymers, SRI International, Stepan Company, Swagelok Company, Teknor Apex Company, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Westinghouse Electric Company LLC