Membership Agreement

The Disruption Lab (The Lab) is an innovation and growth lab for corporations and offers membership services to corporate executives, innovation leaders and entrepreneurs.  This agreement outlines the purpose of The Lab, the Services included, the Cost and other Terms of Membership.

Purpose:

  • To empower members to embrace change and innovation, improve lives, and drive growth in their companies.
  • To enable members to stay current in the science and application of corporate innovation.
  • To support members in both recognizing disruption vulnerabilities and executing transformational innovation in their organizations.
  • To provide forums for members to learn from peers and experts about successes and failures in implementing innovation.
  • To experience through interaction with other members, educational events and field studies the innovation strategies and practices of thought leaders and exceptional companies globally.
  • To build relevant innovation connections through The Disruption Lab Community and engage members across The Lab’s global innovation ecosystem.

Included Services:

  • ACCESS TO THE DISRUPTION LAB COMMUNITY: Through our digital portal, members are able to engage our professional network and growing global innovation ecosystem, and through our online platform access exclusive innovation resources including the ability to:
    • Send and receive messages directly to other members
    • Follow other members who are influencers and thought leaders
    • Make introductions and request meetings
    • Opt-in to mentor or be mentored by other members
    • Share articles and videos, make comments, and engage in dialog with other members
    • Post questions related to innovation topics, and crowdsource thought leadership and solutions
    • Access our Digital Directory of members and global innovation partners
    • Form sub-groups focused on a key challenge within an industry or disruption enabler, such as Healthcare, Food, Higher Education, Blockchain and AI
    • Access our Digital Library and Archives of innovation resources (coming soon)
  • PEER LEARNING, MENTORING AND NETWORKING: Members are able to connect and network both online and in person with other members, establishing peer learning and mentoring relationships.
  • THE DAILY DISRUPTION: A daily information feed on innovation lessons, studies, cases and news.
  • SPEAKERS SERIES: In cities where The Disruption Lab has a presence, members can attend presentations by executives and recognized experts in the field of innovation, or access globally most presentations online through livestream and video recording.
  • INNOVATION RESOURCES: Members are provided with continually evolving and curated lists and links to the latest innovation resources, including books, articles, white papers, Lab presentations, innovation talks, lectures, and video materials.

Services Available at a Discount for Members:

  • EXECUTIVE INNOVATION PROGRAMS: The Disruption Lab leads executive programs to domestic and global cities to experience and study the latest in corporate innovation.
  • INNOVATION TRAINING COURSES: The Disruption Lab offers training courses on disruptive innovation and related topics.

Additional Available Services for Members’ Companies:

  • CONSULTATION ON INNOVATION STRATEGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION: Consultation engagements on innovation strategies and management of innovation initiatives are available to members' companies.
  • CUSTOMIZED TRAINING IN CORPORATE INNOVATION: Members can schedule customized training in innovation for their companies.

Cost:

Disruption Lab Membership - $500 paid annually or $50 paid monthly. *

*Membership prices are subject to change with 30-days’ notice.

Confidentiality:

You acknowledge that one of the benefits of participation in the services and programs offered by the Lab is the opportunity to share ideas and work collaboratively with other participants.  You also acknowledge that an obligation to maintain confidentiality of information relating to other participants’ businesses and an obligation to respect the intellectual property rights of other participants is necessary to maintain such an open and collaborative working environment among the participants in the Lab.  Accordingly, simultaneously with the execution of this agreement, you agree to the nondisclosure and intellectual property policy attached as Appendix A.

Non-solicitation and Community Engagement:

You acknowledge that The Disruption Lab is a professional community and members are key decision-makers for their organizations. As such, they are often subject to uninvited solicitation for business. As a member of The Disruption Lab, you agree to not solicit any other member for business purposes. If you are invited by a member to discuss business services that you may be able to provide, then you are free to enter into that discussion. You are not, however, free to enter into such discussions without being invited to do so. As a professional community, all interactions should support a healthy and vibrant community. It is your responsibility to report any activity that violates professional standards or may represent an illegal act immediately to [email protected].

Policies:

You agree to comply with any and all policies and procedures that the Lab may post or otherwise provide to you or other participants regarding participation in the Lab's programs and Services, use of the Lab's facilities or equipment, or otherwise.

BY CLICKING THE "AGREE" BUTTON, YOU (A) ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT; (B) REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; AND (C) ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY BOUND BY ITS TERMS.

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Appendix A: Nondisclosure and Intellectual Property Policy

  1. “Confidential Information” means any and all tangible and intangible information (whether written or otherwise recorded or oral) of the disclosing party that (a) derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use and is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy; or (b) that the disclosing Party designates as confidential or that, given the nature of the information or the circumstances surrounding its disclosure, reasonably should be considered as confidential.  Confidential Information includes, without limitation (i) nonpublic information relating to the disclosing Party’s technology, customers (including customer lists), business plans, promotional and marketing activities, finances and other business affairs, (ii) third-party information that the disclosing Party is obligated to keep confidential, (iii) any information described in this paragraph that is received from, belongs to or relates to any affiliate of the disclosing Party, and (iv) any files, memoranda, reports, data, notes, drawings, or other tangible or electronic material containing any information described in this paragraph, whether created by the receiving Party or otherwise.  “Confidential Information” includes any of the foregoing information that relates to an entrepreneur or company that is participating in any program offered by or through the Lab.
  2. Notwithstanding the above, the term “Confidential Information” does not include any information that is:
    • available from public sources or in the public domain, other than as a result of a breach of a non-disclosure obligation to the disclosing party; or
    • received at any time from any third party without breach of a non-disclosure obligation to the disclosing party; or
    • readily discernible from publicly-available products or literature; or
    • approved for disclosure by prior written permission of a corporate officer of the disclosing party.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any protected health information or personally-identifiable Confidential Information about any individual person is not subject to any of the exceptions noted above.

  1. Each party shall use Confidential Information solely in connection with participating in one or more programs offered by or through The Lab and shall not disclose Confidential Information to any other persons without the disclosing party’s express written authorization.  Notwithstanding the first sentence of this paragraph, a receiving party may disclose Confidential Information to those of its officers, directors, employees, or other affiliates, agents, or professional advisors (including financial advisors, accountants and attorneys) who need to know such information for the purpose of evaluating or implementing the business purpose set forth above and who are otherwise bound by a duty or obligation of confidentiality to the receiving Party (“Representatives”).   The receiving party shall inform its Representatives of the confidential nature of the Confidential Information.  The receiving Party is responsible for any unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information by its Representatives.
  2. The receiving party may disclose Confidential Information as required by law, provided that the receiving party (i) must give the disclosing party reasonable advance written notice to allow the disclosing party to seek a protective order or other appropriate remedy (except to the extent the receiving party’s compliance with the foregoing would itself be a violation of law), (ii) must disclose only such Confidential Information as is required by law to be disclosed, and (iii) and must use commercially reasonable efforts to obtain confidential treatment for any Confidential Information so disclosed.
  3. If a disclosing party so requests at any time, the receiving party shall return promptly to the disclosing party all copies, extracts, or other reproductions in whole or in part of the Confidential Information in the possession of the receiving party or its Representatives.
  4. The receiving party shall notify the disclosing party immediately upon discovery of any unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information, use of Confidential Information other than in pursuance of the Business Purpose, or any other breach of this agreement.  The receiving party shall cooperate with the disclosing party in every reasonable way to help the disclosing party regain possession of its Confidential Information and prevent further unauthorized use.
  5. Intellectual Property Rights.
    • “Intellectual Property” means any invention, modification, discovery, design, development, improvement, process, software program, work of authorship, documentation, formula, data, design, technique, know-how, trade secret, idea or other intellectual property right whatsoever or any interest therein, whether or not patentable or registrable under copyright, trademark or similar statutes or subject to analogous protection.
    • Each participant agrees that any Intellectual Property rights that (i) arise from any recommendations or feedback provided to another participant (“Beneficiary”), and (ii) relate solely to such participant’s business or actual or demonstrably anticipated research or development at the time of disclosure, and (iii) do not also relate to contributing participant's business are the exclusive property of the Beneficiary, and each participant hereby assigns to the Beneficiary all rights in any such Intellectual Property rights, unless the relevant parties agree otherwise in writing.
    • In the event of a dispute between participants in the Lab regarding Intellectual Property rights, the president of the Lab, or an individual or committee appointed by the president for this purpose, shall give each participant a reasonable opportunity to explain their concerns, and then the president, appointee, or committee, as applicable, shall resolve the dispute.  The Lab's decision on any such matters is final and binding on all of the involved parties.  The parties shall keep confidential the existence, substance, and results of any such proceedings.