How Do Chemical Industry Leaders Innovate?

February 24, 2016
      Employ Technology Scouting and IP Management For many industries, innovation is a slow and costly process. This is especially true of capital-intensive verticals such as chemical manufacturing. Yet, innovation remains a top priority for corporate bosses in the chemical industry and a major... Read More

New, Better Way to Search for Technology

November 18, 2015
You are tasked to find that all-important next big thing—how do you find it amongst the deluge of information on the web? It’s like finding a needle in a haystack, and the haystack keeps getting bigger. Crowdsourcing and Google searches are shotgun approaches to idea gathering and can take huge... Read More

5 Tips for Successful Industrial Research Partnerships

October 29, 2015
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You’ve Probably Forgotten Your Best Innovation

August 05, 2015
  “You Need an Innovation Strategy” is the title of a recent article in the Harvard Business Review; it is also a statement of fact. An organization without one is, as author Gary Pisano notes, a “grab bag of much-touted best practices” that will only become successful through sheer luck. Pisano... Read More

Operations of Innovation: What R&D Can Learn from Manufacturing

May 28, 2015
For the past three decades manufacturing firms have embraced supply chain management as the backbone of a scale-driven, competitive, and increasingly global economy. The value of a streamlined process was first demonstrated when Sakichi Toyoda implemented the Toyota Production System (TPS) in the... Read More

3 Keys to Effective Technology Scouting

April 28, 2015
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Adios Paper, Streamline Document Approvals with DocuSign

April 07, 2015
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3 Keys to Smart Innovation

January 14, 2015
Is Your Idea Bulb Burning Out? Read More

Sophia User Group Meeting 2014: Let’s Do This Again

August 19, 2014
Wellspring is a pretty entertaining place to work. With all of the passionate people here, focusing on exciting projects, it’s hard for me to nail down my favorite thing about what we do. Read More

Tesla, Patents, and Open Innovation -- Oh My!

July 11, 2014
Few people can start a buzz quite like Elon Musk.  Even his cars get people to stop and stare as they drive down the street.  Me? I actually offered a guy at my gym money if he’d let me drive his Model S around the block.  (He declined. Turns out if you spend $70,000 on a car, you’re not willing to... Read More
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