|MIG Webinar: Collaboration & Intellectual Property (IP) Management|
In most cases product development in the MEMS industry is a collaborative effort of several independent companies across the value chain.¬† Customer-tailored functions and specifications, customer in terms of OEM, etc., require a deep involvement of the customer throughout the complete value chain. ¬†
New and emerging application areas, short development cycles, and tight competition are challenges for collaborative product engineering in this field. Typically a product is brought to life by contracting different companies for the development of a specific product or part of a product (then using several partners to collaboratively develop the product).¬† Often the varying stages of the product engineering flow are carried out by diverse companies (or at least different departments) in different locations.¬† This collaboration is accompanied by pitfalls arising from the distribution of tasks and knowledge as well as the interdependencies between the different product parts.¬† In such a development setting the communication, holistic technology information management and IP management become key success factors.¬† To successfully commercialize a new product, business partnerships throughout the supply chain require well managed expectations, clear organizational alignment and a well-structured, clearly defined collaborative engineering process.
The webinar will commence on February 5th,¬†11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET. For more information and registration, please visit http://www.memsindustrygroup.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3446.