BeyondPolio.org, a program of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation and Spencer Trask completed its first Innovation Challenge to identify novel solutions for IPV polio vaccine delivery. Michael Docherty of Venture2 has been one of the primary leaders, along with Dr. Peter Salk (JSLF) and Kevin Kimberlin (ST&Co) in forming and launching this non-profit open innovation effort.
Mike Docherty of Venture2 provided the opening presentation on "Open Innovation" at the China Global OTC Innovation Conference in Kun Ming China, co-sponsored by CNMA (China Non-prescription Medicines Association) and GlaxoSmithKline.
Venture2 received a special award of appreciation and trophy from P&G at its annual business partner event in recognition of Venture2's work to help P&G "connect our connections".
Jo Mohr of Venture2 will be speaking about Evaluating Your Partnering and Open Innovation Initiatives at Management Roundtable's Product Development and R&D Metrics Conference in Orlando, FL
In an on-line article Find Your Perfect (Business) Match Entrepreneur.com featured several quotes from Venture2 President Michael Docherty about building successful businesses through partnering.
Mike Docherty of Venture2 spoke about Open Innovation as part of an executive panel at the Ocean Tomo Fall I/P Auction in Chicago.
Fortune Small Business Magazine featured an article on Venture2's Speed-Dating for Innovation. The event, designed to pair small companies and entrepreneurs with large companies, is Venture2's unique approach to expanding business. SpeedDating_For_Business_FSB_Oct_2008
Venture2 presented at the Next-Generation Innovation Asia-Pacific Summit in Shanghai, China. Michael Docherty was selected as an innovation expert to share his presentation entitled "Open Innovation Networks: Creating and managing an ecosystem for innovation". This event was part of Innovation Excellence Week, hosted by InnoEnterprise China.