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The Problem.

At the conclusion of a three-year, $12.5 million multi-institutional research collaboration with academic partners, Intel Labs commissioned a comprehensive program evaluation to determine efficiency and effectiveness of its partnership with social science researchers.

The Solution.

During a six-month engagement at Intel Labs’ facility in Hillsboro, Oregon, Neosynapse conducted 54 in-depth interview nationwide with participating project personnel at Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Intel Labs, New York University, and University of California-Irvine. Neosynapse also collected, organized, and analyzed over 300 research-based products generated by the collaboration. Through qualitative analysis techniques, several key factors contributing to project dynamics were identified, in the following areas:

  • Project Management
  • Goals and Expectation Setting
  • Roles and Positions
  • Coordinating Activities
  • Extracting Ongoing Value

From these topics, a set of 34 strategic principles for future collaboration with academic partners laid out a foundation for structured and transparent communication, management, reporting, and decision processes that translate research results and business value throughout the organizational management structure of Intel Labs. By addressing the alignment of differing incentive structures between industry and academy partners, higher value in innovation investments for research can be captured and transferred to Intel’s production culture.

 The Benefit.

As Intel Labs engages in future collaboration with academic partners, it is better informed to create management, accountability, and productivity structures at the onset of large-scale projects.

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CEO Croix Connect
[David] has a unique talent of finding and surrounding himself with gifted people, and fostering a collaborative environment where ideas can incubate, which has resulted in a track record of delivering exceptional products to his customers.
Grace Staples,
Grace-Hill Consultants
Cory’s interdisciplinary background gave him the ability to see patterns and solutions across different domains that were not apparent to others on the team. These valuable insights have led to opportunities for improvement in the way Intel manages its relationships with academic institutions. I am looking forward to my next occasion to work with Cory.
Ken Anderson, Intel Corporation
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Network Access Solutions
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Santa Barbara Bank and Trust