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The Promise & Pitfalls of Outsourcing Technology Development

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

If technology is your secret sauce, can it really be entrusted to a third-party? Offshore development holds great promise, but there are horror stories as well. Join us for a lively discussion between Dave Durfee, founder of Bay Computer and adjunct professor at Brown University, and Aidan Petrie, founding partner of NEMIC (New England Medical Innovation Center) and co-founder of Ximedica, as they offer a primer based on decades of experience, including in medical device development — in many ways, the most challenging product.

Durfee and Petrie will explore the intricacies of outsourcing, including:

— When does paying more per hour actually save you money?

— When does paying the lowest possible price for prototyping actually spell disaster?

— How does intellectual property change the dynamic?