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Why are Core Values Important for Your Consortia?

Introduction Core values are a fundamental aspect of any organization. They define its culture, help to guide decision making, and give employees a clear sense of what's important to the company. But even though they're so important, many organizations don't spend enough time thinking about them or communicating them effectively. That's why this article is here to help you figure out [...]

2023-03-08T22:11:09+00:00March 8th, 2023|ISTO Blog|

What is Quorum and How to Achieve It

Quorum is a common but necessary term in corporate, academic, and organizational settings. But what does it mean? And why does it matter? Let's take a look at the definition of quorum and what factors play into its determination. What is a Quorum? Quorum is the minimum number of members required to be present at a meeting in order to [...]

2023-03-08T22:07:49+00:00March 8th, 2023|ISTO Blog|

How to Create a Membership Program

Introduction Membership programs are a great way to help your organization grow. They can be a source of revenue, and they also serve as a tool to build community and foster engagement among members. The key to running an effective membership program is having a solid plan in place before going into it. This article will walk you through how to [...]

2023-03-08T22:03:05+00:00March 8th, 2023|ISTO Blog|

How to Choose the Right Board Members for your Association?

Introduction The function of a board is to govern an association or organization. Board members provide direction, set policy, and oversee strategy, finances, operations and personnel. It is important to have the right people on your board to manage these critical components of an organization. Board members need to know how their decisions impact the consortium or organization as a [...]

2023-03-08T21:59:40+00:00March 8th, 2023|ISTO Blog|

5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Consortium

Almost every organization functions as a consortium of some sort. It's the working relationships that allow an organization to achieve its mission and goals, while overcoming challenges and driving innovation. But what exactly is a consortium? And why is it important for organizations to start one?  First off - What is a Consortium? A consortium is a group of companies [...]

2023-06-26T17:18:25+00:00March 8th, 2023|ISTO Blog|

Why are Intellectual Property Rights Important?

When collaborating on your group’s work product, intellectual property rights (IPR) are important to consider. They are legal rights given to inventors and creators of new ideas, technology, writings, artwork or any other form of expression. These rights protect your creations from being copied without permission and can be used to monetize the original idea or work. Let's look at [...]

2023-03-08T21:48:40+00:00March 8th, 2023|ISTO Blog|

Why the DOD Approached ISTO To Form a Consortia and Develop Standards

Introduction The Department of Defense (DoD) is one of the most influential forces in shaping national technology standards. The DoD provides funding for many standards development organizations and participates directly in standards processes. The DoD approached ISTO to help them form a consortia in order to facilitate and expedite the publication of a standard. What was the result? We will break [...]

2023-03-08T21:43:56+00:00March 8th, 2023|ISTO Blog|

How to Perform a Landscape Analysis for your Technology Alliance in 5 Steps

An important component to any successful consortia or technology alliance is understanding your landscape. For industry and collaborators alike, it is important to understand who is doing what in your ecosystem/marketplace as it can (and often does) directly impact the work of your organization. A competitive analysis will help you do just that, by providing a comprehensive overview of the [...]

2023-03-08T21:36:35+00:00March 8th, 2023|ISTO Blog|

IMPALA article featured in IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Big Data Could Accelerate Drug Approvals Roche and other pharmaceutical companies work together to streamline the QA process KATHY PRETZ 14 FEB 2023 It can take up to 15 years to get a new drug through the regulatory-approval process before it becomes available to patients. One of the reasons is the time it takes to analyze the mountains of data generated [...]

2023-02-17T17:03:20+00:00February 17th, 2023|ISTO Blog|

The Art of Stakeholdering: A Critical Prerequisite to Successful Collaborations

by Michelle Hunt, Director, Alliance Management Operations We all know what a “stakeholder” is. Generally, it’s someone with an interest in the activity and/or decisions of an organization (think holding a stake in something). Now let’s talk about “stakeholdering”, a term used less often.   Stakeholdering, in and of itself, is a communications process. It refers to communicating to a [...]

2022-08-11T18:54:37+00:00August 11th, 2022|ISTO Blog|
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