Establishing University Partnerships

January 14, 2019
For innovation teams, establishing academic partnerships is a promising investment in the future of its R&D efforts and long-term viability as an organization. As the competitive pressure increases, it becomes increasingly important for innovation teams to identify promising new technologies before... Read More

4 Aspects of Managing an R&D Pipeline

January 03, 2019
For most organizations, the R&D pipeline represents the aspirations and goals of the company. As such, it is typically the sole source of future product developments and potential innovation, as most organizations do not fully realize the potential of external innovation to complement their... Read More

How the Internet of Things Drives Innovation

December 20, 2018
Within the innovation space, one of the key points of expansion is the application of leaps in information technology to the physical world. Just as the internet revolution brought about change by networking computers, another similar revolution seeks to bring about change by networking and... Read More

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

The Basics of Invention Disclosures

February 05, 2018
What are Invention Disclosures? Invention disclosures are the beginning of the patenting process. At its core, an invention disclosure is the first notification that an invention has been created, and establishes the description and chronology of an invention. Read More

How Organizations Can Manage Innovation

January 22, 2018
In the last thirty minutes, 700 patents were filed, 150 scientific articles were published, and 70 new start-ups were founded. Read More

IP Docketing Software is a Necessity, Not a Luxury

October 30, 2017
To some, IP docketing software may seem like a luxury rather than a necessity. Team leads may think that software would be nice, but spreadsheets have worked fine so far, so why change? However, with so much of IP docketing dependent on maintaining strict filing deadlines, relying solely on ad hoc... Read More

Why Your Innovation Program Needs a System of Record

October 30, 2017
While many organizations undertake serious innovation efforts, there are a number of issues that can cause the effort to stall or fail. One key point of failure is structural misalignment between the innovation team and the core product teams. Since any open innovation effort depends on a... Read More

Embracing Organizational Ambidexterity

October 19, 2017
Although open innovation serves as a path towards greater openness in product innovation and organizational growth, it is not immune to the typical failures that can be found within any business system. Failures in open innovation programs don't necessarily mean that open innovation itself is... Read More
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