Mid-market Firms Need Innovation

December 12, 2018
While the innovation prowess of the top-performing companies are well known, the “big business” side of the market only represents one-third of the $30 trillion dollars in private sector gross receipts. The mid-market, representing another third, is largely defined as firms with annual revenues of... Read More

Developing and Maintaining Innovation Networks

December 05, 2018
Maintaining an innovation network is easier said than done. With 150 scientific articles, 720 patents filed, and 80 startups founded every 30 minutes, even the most lavishly staffed innovation teams cannot parse this level of data. Read More

Effective communication is the essence of open innovation

November 01, 2018
Industrial agriculture is a highly complex operation. We've practiced agriculture for some 12,000 years, and in that time have continued finding innovative ways to feed a growing population. Dow AgroSciences is very open about the complexity of their R&D pipeline. They told Grainews in 2016 that,... Read More

Westinghouse: building a step-ladder to usable innovation

September 20, 2018
There's a reason research and development funding accounts for about 3% of GDP. It's the same reason Amazon, despite already being among the world's leading global enterprises, spent $22.6 billion on R&D last year, and why the pharmaceutical industry as a whole dedicates 18 percent of its entire... Read More

Is your finger on the pulse of your industry's innovation?

August 09, 2018
There’s a seismic shift underway in the nature of innovation management. All the momentum that was once with the wealthiest, most resource-rich enterprises has changed hands; it’s now at the command of organizations that pay the closest attention to externally originating innovation opportunities. Read More

Innovation as a process: Why crowdsourcing ideas isn’t enough

July 17, 2018
Crowdsourcing isn’t new as an innovation technique. We can find large-scale examples of it going as far back as the 1700s, like when the British government offered more than $26,000 to whoever could figure out how to determine longitude at sea. It’s the way we go about crowdsourcing that has... Read More

Patent Quality Over Quantity

June 05, 2018
2017 USPTO stats show a slight increase in patent grants compared to 2016. However, fewer patent applications are being published. Why? These numbers illustrate a shift in mindset towards patent applications among intellectual property (IP) teams that has appeared in recent years.  Read More

How to Grow Your Open Innovation Network

March 26, 2018
The 2017 R&D Trends Forecast by the Industrial Research Institute estimates that global R&D investment will increase by 3.4% in 2017 to $2.066 trillion with academic institutions and federal labs making up a significant portion of that total. Government and academic researchers play a critical role... Read More

Preparing for AUTM 2018

February 08, 2018
As a long-time sponsor of the AUTM Annual Meeting, Wellspring is looking forward to meeting attendees in Phoenix this year. Whether this is your first event or you’re a regular at AUTM, it always helps to prepare for the four days of professional development and networking. With so many engagement... Read More

Wellspring, IPRIS, And IP Pragmatics Announce Integrated IP Partnership

February 06, 2018
As the global leader in technology transfer and technology scouting software, Wellspring connects innovators to one another around the world. As of January 24th, these connections expand to further corners of the globe with the announcement of a formal partnership with IPRIS, a leading provider of... Read More
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