Creating Innovation Ecosystems with Thom Martin

Feb 8, 2022 · , United States of America

Developing the innovation capability within a large Agency or organization is a daunting prospect. Difficulties are often linked to a too shallow approach and then expecting the organization to turn into an innovation superstar. Building a sustainable innovation capability requires a more systemic approach to fuel your work while gaining buy-in and support from stakeholders. Developing successful innovations requires orchestrating and gaining understanding/support/resources from a multitude of sources. Join us for a conversation with Thom Martin, Director, Internal Innovation, FedTech, to learn about the benefits of creating an innovation ecosystem.

In this workshop, you will learn:
• What is an ecosystem and its value
• Types of people/roles in your ecosystem
• Ecosystems varying company sizes, types and focus
• How to identify, create and nurture your ecosystem
• Benefits and challenges with ecosystems


6:30 - Introductions
7:00 - Innovation Ecosystem Presentation
7:30 - Ecosystem Map and Matrix Practice
8:00 - Discussion and Reflections
8:30 Event End

About our Presenter
Thom Martin - As FedTech’s Director of Internal Innovation, Thom leverages experiential coaching and learning to empower scientists, inventors and researchers to be more entrepreneurial and commercialize services. As a strategist, innovator, and design researcher with 20 years experience with companies in different stages of growth, Thom has successfully led dozens of new product development, launch and improvement efforts. Thom received his MBA from Northeastern University and completed Stanford’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program.

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