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April 23-26, 2018
Seaport World Trade Center,
Boston, MA


The carefully curated 2018 Front End of Innovation agenda helps you merge innovation processes and corporate culture into a powerful engine that dominates markets.

Over the course of 4-days, more than 600 Innovation, R&D and Product Development executives will walk away armed with concrete structures, processes and connections to accelerate their organization’s ability to identify and act on signals of change that can lead to exponential disruption.

FEI 2018 Highlights

Content the Entire Innovation Team Can Take Action On

Startups, VC’s and You

The future of innovation requires you to work in new and more collaborative ways. Uncover strategies to de-risk innovation and external collaborations and usher in more efficient pathways into core organizations. These sessions will help you ensure future innovation success.

Innovation Labs, Incubators & Accelerators

Learn how to succeed with innovation labs, incubators and accelerators. All you need to know on strategies for setting them up, managing them, generating new ideas, and using them to shorten timelines and get your products into market faster and cheaper.

Corporate Intrapreneurship

Organizations are seeing the importance of empowering employees with the funds, time, and freedom to establish and launch new business within the existing company. Identify the right approach for your team and see how creating a space for intrapreneurship has revealed new areas of growth for many companies.

Leadership, Culture & Teams

Think beyond the day to day process, and aspire to create a collaborative, creative, and solution driven environment where innovation flourishes. Uncover the leadership styles and environment needed to inspire high performing teams and drive growth.

Business Model Innovation

Reinventing and successfully implementing new business models is a powerful way ensure you remain competitive. This is what separates leading companies from the followers.

Customer-Driven Innovation

Whether a new product or service is a market success or failure, it is vastly dependent on the users. Understanding your consumers needs and placing them at the center of your innovation process can increase chances of success.

Design Thinking

Provide a hands on approach to developing solutions that will increase your agility and adoption of the product or service. Create product and services that customers want to use.

Make it Faster, Better, Cheaper… and Measure It

Stay ahead of the game by thinking beyond current product development models. Timelines are constantly becoming shorter and disruptors to your industry are rapidly taking over. Gain an understanding for how you can reduce project timelines, minimize failure and create a product/service that is better and cheaper than the rest.

Next Gen Tech & Trends

The pace of technology is constantly changing, with everything from VR to AI, how do companies implement these various forms of tech to drive their business? Explore what’s coming next in tech and the trends that are driving consumer behavior and should be top of mind for innovation teams.

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