Commercializing Innovation: Technology Scouting
Learn more about technology commercialization from an expert in the field and enjoy pizza while networking with other Harvard innovators. As part of our multi-part series, Kevin See will address the topic of technology scouting. Open innovation is now recognized as a critical paradigm for companies to accelerate growth, and the rapid pace of change in emerging technology markets heightens the importance of scouting for technologies from the innovation ecosystem.
Kevin See is a Senior Analyst at Lux Research who manages the Energy Storage and Autonomous Systems 2.0 practices. He and his teams provide strategic advice to a global client base regarding new business opportunities for emerging technologies and business models in these areas. In addition, he has led and conducted studies around best practices in open innovation and technology scouting, through Lux Research’s partnership with the Industrial Research Institute (IRI). He has been cited frequently in the press, in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and has been an invited speaker at conferences across the globe. Prior to joining Lux Research, Kevin was a joint postdoctoral researcher at The Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and The University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on novel nanocomposite materials for thermoelectric conversion of waste heat into electricity. Kevin obtained his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and has authored articles in leading journals on subjects including nanocomposites, organic electronics, sensors, and thermoelectrics.