Wellspring is ISO Certified. That’s a big deal.

November 15, 2019
As the leading innovation software company, we at Wellspring are committed to keeping up with the latest and leading information security standards. That’s why we are proud to announce our ISO 27001 certification. Read More

Pulse of Innovation: Upgrading an Established Innovation Program

November 11, 2019
Every so often we ask our community to sound off on popular topics in innovation and share their best tips, tricks, and advice in hopes that their answers may inspire others in the field. We’ve gathered these insights by email, over phone calls, at events and roundtables, and catching up with... Read More

Save Money on Patent Costs: Steps To Take Today

November 06, 2019
There is a continuing expectation from senior leaders that teams managing intellectual property (IP), whether corporate IP counsel or academic tech transfer, need to do more with less. Unfortunately, IP budgets across many industries are staying the same or, worse, shrinking. At the same time, IP... Read More

The Alphabet Soup of Professional Organizations and Conferences

October 29, 2019
There are a lot of organizations out there that help build and strengthen relationships between universities and corporations, bridging the gap between theory and application. These relationships are critical for both parties. For corporate innovation teams, establishing academic partnerships is a... Read More

Pulse of Innovation: Managing Innovation Across Multiple Sites

October 15, 2019
Every so often we ask our community to sound off on popular topics in innovation and share their best tips, tricks, and advice in hopes that their answers may inspire others in the field. We’ve gathered these insights by email, over phone calls, at events and roundtables, and catching up with... Read More

“Innovation Ops” had been an oxymoron. Now it’s a best practice.

September 18, 2019
Even just a few years ago, conventional wisdom held that “innovation” and “operations” didn’t belong in the same sentence. Performance targets ruin the creative impulse. Science needs space, time, and freedom to flourish. Innovation can never be bottled into an efficient, machine-like operation. Read More

The Necessity of Open Innovation and Collaboration in Healthcare

September 04, 2019
Healthcare, like many other fields, is an increasingly collaborative industry, with most organizations looking outside their internal silos for new ideas, innovations, and expertise. As we’ve highlighted in other works, co-patenting—when two or more parties collaborate to obtain a patent—has risen... Read More

IoT and Construction: Building Tomorrow’s World Today

August 01, 2019
When most people think of IoT and construction, they will think about newly developed “smart homes” outfitted with security systems and a network of cameras. Or futuristic thermostats with the ability to learn from patterns of behavior and adjust the temperature automatically. However, most of... Read More

Why the Corporate Antibodies are Innovation’s Best Friend

July 24, 2019
There’s a repeated conversation that happens among corporate leaders, whispered in the halls of conferences and passed among friends like a rite of passage: “Watch out for the corporate antibodies,” goes the refrain. “They’ll kill your innovations faster than anything else.” Read More

Breaking Down Silos: What universities can learn from corporate “liaison” roles

July 15, 2019
University technology transfer has been around for decades and is a mature function in most institutions. In contrast, corporate relations – defined as those offices that manage all company engagement and not only fundraising – is a relatively new field. In the vast majority of cases, these two... Read More
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