Jan Mahy, Technicolor - Qepler's R&D Transformation Summit 2018

Jan Mahy

Group Director New Technology,
Low & Bonar
Arnhem, Netherlands
Leading the world in performance materials | Low & Bonar

After obtaining his PhD in physics at Antwerp University, Belgium, Jan started his career in chemicals industry in the Netherlands as expert team leader high-end analytics. After various roles in R&D, Corporate Business Development and Innovation, Jan was appointed at Low & Bonar, a performance materials & technical textiles company, as Group R&D director. He leads the New Ventures teams and manages the largest R&D centre of the Group, based in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Jan has experience with corporate venturing and open innovation programs with partners from academia, industry consortia and start-up companies. He is responsible for managing Low & Bonar’s IP portfolio, is co-inventor in a number of patents and co-author of over 50 peer-reviewed technical papers. He is frequently invited as keynote speaker. Currently he is visiting professor at the Lectorate of Smart Functional Materials and Innovative Textile Development at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.

Related Sessions:

R&D Transformation
Summit 2018

Review and apply the latest solutions and technologies for greater R&D process efficiency and speed to market.
  • 27-Sep-2018
  • Berlin, DE
  • Technology
Day 2: Friday 28, September 2018
BLOCK: PROMOTING COLLABORATION AND NETWORKING IN R&D.
CASE STUDY: Can start-ups act as catalysts in introducing a more entrepreneurial culture in a corporation: learnings from practice.
  • Disruptive technologies in a traditional business: how to successfully implement?
  • Building on relationships: mutual trust as driver for successful collaboration.
  • Don't forget the details: the importance of upfront detailed agreement on who is doing/owning what.
  • Increasing awareness: the role of the leadership team.

Learning outcomes: attendees can expect to better avoid pitfalls and how to invest in personal relationships (and with whom) to make collaboration work in an "open innovation" setting.

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