SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) — Join WWJ Technology Editor Matt Roush and panelists gathered by the Southfield accounting and business advisory firm Plante Moran for a webinar on a novel idea for getting innovation into your organization — buying it.

The event takes place Thursday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time online.

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The webinar builds off the results of Plante Moran’s just-released 2013 Innovation Survey, which indicate that seven out of 10 organizations are convinced that they would be more successful with innovation if they collaborated.

The majority of survey participants had a history of collaborating with suppliers and customers, but some were branching out and looking at small entrepreneurial companies and universities to collaborate with on innovation.

Plante Moran and some of its partners in the survey have designed a webinar to help you explore the possibilities to further your innovation efforts.

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At the conclusion of this webinar participants will know:
• About research available from universities
• How new business incubators work
• What an ecosystem for innovation is and how it works

Continuing professional education credits are available for participating in this event. Register at this link.

The presenters will be:
• Michael Camp, founder of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Institute at Ohio State University, and former vice president of research for the Kauffman Foundation, the world’s leading foundation in the advancement of entrepreneurship.
• Pedro Guillen, a contributor to the World Industrial Reporter, and managing
partner of Kinetick Partners, a boutique innovation consulting firm with offices in Detroit, and Barcelona, Spain.
• Brian Langham, a Plante Moran partner and pro bono advisor to early stage
digital and tech start-ups in incubator projects like Catapult Chicago; 1871, housed in the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center; and Built in Chicago, the online community for Chicago startups, entrepreneurs and innovators.

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The moderator will be Matt Roush, editor of The WWJ Technology Report at CBS and technology editor at WWJ Newsradio 950.