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Trailblazing mv open innovation cluster conference march 20

  1. 1. TRAILBLAZING THE MERRIMACK VALLEY OPEN INNOVATION CLUSTERGLOBILIZATION IS A POWERFUL MARCH 20, 2013force that makes large scale regional open 6:00 PM – 9:30 PMinnovation essential for business and economic NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGEdevelopment. To thrive, a region needs a cluster HAVERHILL, MAof entrepreneurs and talented workers, a strongeducation network, collaborative business TRAILBLAZING THE MERRIMACK VALLEYpractices and tools, as well as access to capital brings the essential participants of an open resources and local and global markets. Greater innovation environment together including:Haverhill and the Merrimack Valley region has allof the components of the cluster and is an ideal - Entrepreneurs and Startupsplace for developing innovative businesses. - Students and Universities - Government LeadersThe concept of open innovation brings together - Fundersinternal R&D talent with entrepreneurial partners - Corporations and Customersto share expertise and intellectual property forrapid co-development of products and services. The conference will discuss: - Collaborative business practices and toolsThis conference uniquely introduces open - Promoting education/awareness of the openinnovation to stakeholders and addresses how innovation processto leverage ideas from our regional ecosystem - Addressing factors to consider to implementto innovate better and faster for sustainable an open innovation marketplaceeconomic development. - Facilitating networking and mentoring KEYNOTE SPEAKERS RESERVATIONS & SPONSORSHIP TRAILBLAZING THE MERRIMACK VALLEY isJohn Harthorne, Founder and CEO of seeking sponsorship at all levels. This is a freeMassChallenge, a startup accelerator and event thanks to the generousity of our sponsors,competition designed to catalyze a startup MassTech’s Innovation Institute, the Greaterrenaissance around the world! Haverhill Foundation and the City of Haverhill.Jon A. Fredrickson, Vice President of For reservations and sponsorship please contactInnoCentive, Inc., a challenge marketplace that the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce:leverages crowd sourcing for solutions. Jennifer Cantwell at or call 978-373-5663. RESERVATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2013.
  2. 2. AGENDA MARCH 20, 2013TIME TOPIC SPEAKER/PANEL MEMBERS6:00 p Networking and hors d’oeuvres Master of Ceremonies Alice Mann, Team Haverhill6:30 p Welcome Mayor James Fiorentini of Haverhill6:45 p Keynote: How business accelerators John Harthorne, CEO and Founder enable open innovation from the bottom-up MassChallenge7:15 p Keynote: How challenge marketplaces enable Jon A. Fredrickson, Vice President open innovation from the top-down InnoCentive7:45 p Haverhill Hardware Horizons (H3C) Challenge Rich Breault, President Lightspeed MFG H3C Finalists - 2 Minute Product Overviews Energy Harvesters, LLC JP Wakim, Mobile Password Vault Rotary Robotics Bounce Imaging Dynamo Micropower Loci Controls, Inc.8:15 p Forum/Panel Discussion: Jon A. Frederickson, Vice President, Innocentiveto Business practice and tools for Open John Harthorne, CEO and Founder MassChallenge9:30 p Innovation in the Merrimack Valley Dr. Lane Glenn, President, NECC James DiBurro, President, Round Rock Consulting Pat Larkin, Director, MassTech’s Innovation Institute Jay Ferrandini, Director of Engineering, Cisco Systems Josh Huston, Information Security Advisor and Founder, ExultiumSPONSORS