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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.

What our clients are saying:

I hired Cory to lead the design and development of a website documenting the research network. Cory identified a great designer/ developer and managed the project perfectly. The design and content were outstanding, and the website launched on schedule. Simply put, Cory is outstanding and I will hire him again.
Carl DiSalvo, Georgia Institute of Technology
David drove the project to completion and was extremely effective in a difficult corporate environment. I would hire him again without question.
Warren Schlichting,
SVP Comcast
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
Wish AOL hired David to be CTO.
Mark Goldstein,
Senior Director, AOL
David's ability to quickly identify and implement key project requirements in a timely and accurate manner was astonishing, and rarely seen.
Jason Goodman,
AOL