2012Sébastien GOURDONDirector, Open Innovation+33 172 763 927sebastien.gourdon@specialchem.com                            ...
SpecialChem accelerates Business and Technology  Acting now as Open Innovation Intermediary                               ...
Open Innovation  Definition Open Innovation: Innovation efforts that leverage external resources to  contribute to intern...
World’s largest on-line network in Chems & Mats  A network made of technical decision makers in corporations              ...
Business-oriented + purely on Chems & Materials  Providing Business Oriented Proposals Specialized in Chemicals and Mater...
Simple, cost effective, committment on results  Providing Business Oriented Proposals Technology Scouting and Out-licensi...
Example of the RFPs we deal with  Requests For Proposals: Scout of technologies for packaging:   • Seeking sustainable op...
Ex of a client looking for a ready-to-use technology   Business Objectives Incompatible with Academia Networks Background...
Example of Proposals  30 different industries showed interest! Encapsulation technologies Micro-encapsulation Thermochr...
Results delivered by SpecialChem   Business Proposals  RFP Published 6 weeks                             A fast and stre...
Thank you for your attention!                 Sébastien GOURDON               Director, Open Innovation                   ...
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How to Scout Novel Chemicals & Materials Technologies? How to Find Technologies Closer to commercialization? How To Incorporate these Technologies into your Product
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ACCELERATE YOUR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WITH OPEN INNOVATION

  1. 1. 2012Sébastien GOURDONDirector, Open Innovation+33 172 763 927sebastien.gourdon@specialchem.com Business-orientedhttp://fr.linkedin.com/in/sebastiengourdon Open Innovation specialized in Chemicals & Materials
  2. 2. SpecialChem accelerates Business and Technology Acting now as Open Innovation Intermediary Founded in 2000 SpecialChem HQs in Paris, France Locations in US / India / Japan accelerates Technology and Business >60 engineers (PhDs) & Development marketers Coming from the following companies in Chemicals and Materials
  3. 3. Open Innovation Definition Open Innovation: Innovation efforts that leverage external resources to contribute to internal innovation initiatives Technology Scouting
  4. 4. World’s largest on-line network in Chems & Mats A network made of technical decision makers in corporations Network of associated Client base + personal network market & techno > 3,000 high level executives experts > 350 experts … … 520,035 profiled members in 4 main markets 3,000+ new registered Members per month 6 websites made out of technical content 4
  5. 5. Business-oriented + purely on Chems & Materials Providing Business Oriented Proposals Specialized in Chemicals and Materials Business Network  Closer to commercialization 5
  6. 6. Simple, cost effective, committment on results Providing Business Oriented Proposals Technology Scouting and Out-licensing only Really Global Network Simple and Rapid: Connectivity Extreme Care brought to RFP Framing Aggressive on Pricing Committing on Results 6
  7. 7. Example of the RFPs we deal with Requests For Proposals: Scout of technologies for packaging: • Seeking sustainable options for 3-ply retort pouch laminate applications • Seeking cost effective sound abatement solutions for thin films Scout of sustainable ingredients: • Seeking renewable alternatives (from non-fossil-fuel sources) to liquid, semi solid or solid mineral oils (e.g. paraffin oil) for cosmetic formulations • Seeking Bio-adhesive Agents for Oral Care • Seeking Bio-adhesives Agents for Dentures • Waste products that can be used as cosmetic ingredients Scout of innovative technologies • Seeking technology allowing color change of cleansing products • Seeking novel ingredients for superior grease removal Visit www.specialchem.com/oi 7
  8. 8. Ex of a client looking for a ready-to-use technology Business Objectives Incompatible with Academia Networks Background: • Client is a leading brand owner • Client has identified a growth opportunity in personal care if, instead of having consumers time a particular cleansing task, the products could provide a visual cue to signify completion Objective: • Scouting a color change technology for liquid hand soap • Client wants to introduce the first products within the next year. Challenges: • Client is working with thousands of chemists and has relationships with hundreds of innovative suppliers but: Suppliers are proposing lab-scale solutions, too far from the market Internal R&D do not master color change technology in a complex environment o compatibility with formula components o Safe for skin o Color change within brief open-time window o Should work with warm and cold water 8
  9. 9. Example of Proposals 30 different industries showed interest! Encapsulation technologies Micro-encapsulation Thermochromic pigments Special effect pigments … 9
  10. 10. Results delivered by SpecialChem Business Proposals  RFP Published 6 weeks  A fast and streamlined process  +2,000 Readers  A unique access to the largest network in Chemicals and Materials  12 Business Proposals  A truly global network • Canada / USA • India / Korea Comments from Client: • Australia -“We particularly appreciated the transparency of the process, the easy-to- use RFP template, the SpecialChem support and expertise to fine-tune the • South Africa RFP, the speed of the process and the most important: the quality of the • UK / Netherlands proposals forwarded by SpecialChem’s Network”  Client in advanced  A business network, providing discussion mode and testing ready-to-use solutions with 6 of them 10
  11. 11. Thank you for your attention! Sébastien GOURDON Director, Open Innovation +33 172 763 927 sebastien.gourdon@specialchem.com http://fr.linkedin.com/in/sebastiengourdon 11

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