Turning on the Light Bulb – Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation

Turning on the Light Bulb – Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation

ACS Webinars: Chemical Entrepreneurship Series

Turning on the Light Bulb – Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Dr. Nick Conti, Quest Diagnostics and moderator Lynn Leger, GreenCenter Canada.



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Have you ever wondered why some people and organizations appear to consistently come up with “good ideas?”  It isn’t just luck.  Join us to learn some simple techniques you can use to increase the generation and evaluation of actionable ideas!


This is a second in the 7-part series of ACS Webinars on Chemical Entrepreneurship.


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What You Will Learn

  • Idea generation and evaluation are separate processes that should not occur at the same time
  • Idea generation can be facilitated using processes
  • No process can lead to “perfect” idea evaluation
  • The best evaluation identifies the risk that is the basis of the idea’s value
  • And much more…

Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts

Nick Conti, PhD,  is responsible for the licensing, strategic alliance and business development activities for Quest Diagnostics, a $7 billion diagnostic testing corporation.  He has been in business development, management and R&D positions with Becton Dickinson and Union Carbide.  He had held visiting and adjunct faculty positions at Rutgers (Chemistry) and Seton Hall (Finance).  He serves on several boards of start-ups and is an advisor to funds.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida, a B.S. in Chemistry from Notre Dame, and an MBA from The Wharton School.


Lynn Leger is a Director of Commercial Development for GreenCentre Canada. She has more than two decades of commercialization experience at DuPont, from automotive coatings to disinfection technologies. Her roles have included technical manager, marketing manager and sales manager. She has been a Project and Market Leader for a range of new technologies in the chemical industry and is a named inventor on several patents.  Ms. Leger is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a recipient of the DuPont Global Sustainable Growth Award and a $EED Grant for Entrepreneurial Development. She is the former Chairperson of the Advisory Board for Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety at the University of Guelph, and has been a frequent speaker for DuPont and GreenCentre Canada.


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2 Responses to “Turning on the Light Bulb – Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation”

  1. Usoro friday says:

    First of all i wil comend this site been avery interactive.

  2. matt says:

    Bulb is already fused, needs replacement

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