Discovery is getting more difficult. As technology progresses, subsequent innovations require increasingly specialized knowledge, greater resources, and unique, diverse technical capabilities. Organizations also don’t have a monopoly on knowledge in their field, so they must source and invest in outside technologies and expertise.
Finding and disseminating ideas is necessary and costly. Leading innovators “know what they know” by maintaining clearly shared knowledge among team members.
Ad-hoc practices and spreadsheets don’t scale. World-class innovation emerges from systematic and purposeful efforts. Information in disparate databases and shared drives across the organization inhibit progress.
Wellspring delivers a systematic software toolset that makes visible the critical intellectual assets within your organization and your broader network. Our powerful reporting and search tools illuminate patterns and histories that empower a more productive and pioneering organization.
Founded in 2003 as a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University, Wellspring soon became the preeminent tech transfer solution provider for universities and research institutes. Wellspring later acquired Flintbox, the world’s largest online exchange of early-stage technologies.
As a natural extension of our involvement in open innovation, Wellspring developed purpose-built software for technology scouting, corporate venturing, sponsored research, and licensing. Today we are proud to count successful clients at leading companies, hospitals, government agencies, and universities.
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Our corporate values represent core principles at the heart of Wellspring. Each of our values is interdependent: no single value is sufficient on its own. We are each personally accountable for demonstrating these values in our actions, communications, and relationships.
Wellspring provides tools to manage knowledge and expertise; software is our medium. We invest time and energy in developing our functional expertise and a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses, opportunities, and challenges.
We are fearless, engaged, and resilient in our pursuits. We celebrate accomplishments, learn from failures, and deliver on commitments. We develop innovative products and services, and we strive to exceed all competitive alternatives.
Collaboration is rooted in thoughtful respect and appreciation for the goals, challenges, and perspectives of our clients, our partners, and our fellow Wellspringers. We embrace conflict and creative tension in the spirit of respectfully challenging conventional assumptions.
We are open and candid because we embody the spirit of collaborative innovation. We share information and provide thoughtful feedback to one another.