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Implementing Technology Scouting

Linking innovation and technology

Cambridge, 5th-6th June, led by Dr. Jay Paap

Co-hosted with The Moon on a Stick



Do you want to accelerate your innovation and product development?

Many successful companies are now taking a strategic approach to technology sourcing and open innovation, which can otherwise be time-consuming and haphazard if done on an ad-hoc basis.

If you’re responsible for finding and assessing external technologies for your organisation, Dr. Paap’s Scouting Masterclass in partnership with Planisware is not to be missed.

This masterclass will delve beyond the buzzword and give real-world examples of when to look externally, and how to implement tactics that deliver value to your organisation.



Date: 5-6 June 2018


The Moller Centre, Cambridge, UK





+44 (0)753 566 9017

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Why Attend

You will come away from this masterclass with:

  • Technology Sourcing Matrix
  • Competitive intelligence gathering tools
  • Recommended resources to tap for new technologies
  • Comparative best practices from leading firms
  • Comprehensive reference materials, including list of intermediaries, brokers, databases and more to share with others in your organisation.
  • Guidelines for developing an implementation action plan
  • A new network of peers and contacts to continue sharing ideas
  • Ongoing access to Dr. Paap following the masterclass, for answers to your questions as you implement your strategy


Agenda Overview

Tuesday, 5th June

Focusing the Scouting Programme


Identifying technology gaps and taking a strategic approach to sourcing new technologies for innovation takes skill and planning. 

On day one, learn how scouting can generate innovative solutions, and also how to structure an effective programme. Identify the six areas where scouting will help drive your innovative NPD efforts.

Wednesday, 6th June

Making Technology Scouting Work


Now that you understand when and why to implement a scouting strategy - lets focus on the tools to help you put it into action.

Day two helps you understand how conferences, crowd-sourcing and networking can complement online searches, and identifies networks and other places where technology is being developed.

You will also learn the pros and cons of internal versus external sourcing, as well as tips for structuring the right deals and arrangements that will work for your organisation.

We finish with an open discussion among participates to share challenges and ideas.



About Dr. Jay Paap

The leader of this masterclass, Dr. Jay Paap, is president of Paap Associates and is one of Management Roundtable’s most highly-rated instructors. He serves on the Executive Education faculty of the MIT Sloan School and has taught in executive programs for the Industrial Relations Center (Caltech), the Haas School (Berkeley), and a wide variety of professional and commercial executive workshops globally. He is a Fellow of The Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and a PDMA Certified New Product Development Professional. Jay received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management with concentrations in technology management and organisational change.

Jay has more than forty-five years of experience in innovation and technology management, including consulting and speaking assignments with more than 350 firms in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. His clients include both government and commercial firms from diverse industries, such as automotive, computers, electronics, energy, food processing, biotech, pharmaceuticals, oil, telecommunications, consumer products, aerospace, chemicals, defense, and various government agencies, and federal labs.

Jay received the Maurice Holland Award from the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) for the best article published in Research Technology Management, “Anticipating Disruptive Innovation.” The Corporate Executive Board (CEB) selected the Timken roadmapping process as a best practice and cited Jay’s CFTP landscaping mapping process as one of the key building blocks of the Timken approach.


Dr. Jay Paap



This masterclass provided valuable and actionable information that I can bring back to my organisation to facilitate process changes and improvements.

Howard D., Director of Global Program Management, Acco Brands

An intense day with theory, pragmatic solutions, and introspection into things we can try over the short term and longer term.

Eric W., Director of Corporate Programs, LSI Industries

Dr. Cooper, 'The Godfather of Stage-Gate,' does an exceptional job educating us on real life examples of the implementation of the agile method do's and don’t's.

David P., Vice President of Engineering, Hu-Friedy

This masterclass provided several easy-to-apply methods that could immediately be implemented, along with several others that I can take back to management to examine how they may be fit into existing processes.

Mark H., Program Manager, ZF TRW


About The Moon on a Stick

The Moon on a Stick is an innovation management firm that guides people through a journey that makes innovation simpler to understand and use.

As a business we have in excess of 50 years experience in the innovation spaces with companies such as Marks and Spencer, Unilever, Mars, Ford, CPL and Boots Healthcare International.

For more information on what we do, and how we could help you, have a conversation with us by calling +44 (0)7535 669017 or writing to sean@the-moon-on-a-stick.com