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Commercializing Innovation: Turning Technology Breakthroughs into Products / Edition 1

Commercializing Innovation: Turning Technology Breakthroughs into Products / Edition 1

by Jerome Schaufeld
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ISBN-13: 9781430263524
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 08/13/2015
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Jerome Schaufeld's wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, operations, and general management of technology-based companies ranges from his current role as Professor of Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to an assignment as a commercialization consultant at Children's Hospital in Boston. He served as Director of the RI Slater Fund, was President and CEO of Mass Ventures, and he has a "hands on" track record in several early-stage companies that ranges from functional to board-level advisory roles. He is a member of the Launch Pad Angel Group in Wellesley and co-founder of the Cherrystone Angels in Rhode Island. In addition, Professor Schaufeld is an advisor to the Boynton Angel group, a charter member of the national Angel Capital Association (ACA), and a founder/ participant in the regional NE Angels ACA group. Professor Schaufeld was a founder and the first Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum. He also founded the Incus Group, which is a CEO-level business acquisition and resource organization. Professor Schaufeld was co-founder of Phoenix Controls Corporation. The company pioneered an approach to the control of air flow in critical laboratory and hospital environments and was successfully sold to a Fortune 500 company. With a graduate engineering degree, research experience at MIT, an MBA, professional engineer's license, and Professional Board Director's Certification, Professor Schaufeld has a distinguished technical and operations-savvy managerial career. His current interest and research is in the area of improving the probability of success in early stage, innovative, technology-based ventures.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Legacy and Myths Of Technology Commercialization.-Chapter 2. The Commercialization Model.-Chapter 3. Sources of Ideas.-Chapter 4. Opportunity Recognition.-Chapter 5. Feasibility Analysis.-Chapter 6. Project Plan.-Chapter 7. How to Go to Market.-Chapter 8. The Numbers.-Chapter 9. Organizational Dynamics.-Chapter 10. ROI: Does It Make Sense?.-Chapter 11. Big Brother: Friend or Foe?.-Chapter 12. Global Competitive Forces: The Final Arbiter

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