How to Avoid "Convenience-Mart" Tech Scouting

October 28, 2020
Every week, we meet a few more companies that are transitioning Technology Scouting from an implicit, under-the-radar activity into a formal, dedicated innovation practice. That’s a smart move – and long overdue for many old-guard corporations. The problem is that too many companies get stuck... Read More

Tidying Up - The Greening of Cleaning

October 13, 2020
As concerns for personal and environmental health continue to build, a growing proportion of consumers have chosen to replace traditional cleaning products with green, eco-friendly products. Despite early skepticism that consumers would actually change their purchasing habits, this shift in... Read More

Innovation’s Perception Gap

August 18, 2020
In business culture today, there is still a broad, albeit implicit, belief that innovation is innate. Whether you’re a person or a company, you either have it or you don’t. If Steve Jobs is your CEO, high-flying innovation is inevitable. Otherwise, you’re destined for mediocrity. Read More

Pulse of Innovation: Innovating through a Crisis

July 21, 2020
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

Tips for Intellectual Property Alerts

July 07, 2020
As your organization’s researchers innovate, your intellectual property (IP) portfolio exponentially grows over time. However, that does not always mean that the number of staff members in your TTO grows alongside it. As a result, it is necessary to develop new strategies to make your team’s... Read More

The Future of 3D Printing in a Post-COVID World

June 23, 2020
Of the many procedural and technological changes in manufacturing over the past few decades, 3D printing is one of the more futuristic concepts to emerge. When the world stabilizes from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects, 3D printing is one emerging technology with a trajectory that may... Read More

WEBINAR: How Innovation Problem-Solving Can Build Better Teams

June 08, 2020
WITH GUEST SPEAKER Michelle Cohen Director of Innovation at CME Group The CME Group’s innovation team follows best practices that should be familiar to many corporate innovators: driving structured, collaborative, and creative thinking that creates value for their customers and the business. Along... Read More

Announcing the COVID-19 Research Collaborative

June 01, 2020
Wellspring is pleased to announce the public availability of a free community website devoted to pooling worldwide research and technology efforts in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, also known as the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Read More

Thinking with Portals

June 01, 2020
Organized workflow management can make or break an office. As soon as a staff member logs into Sophia, they play a role in enabling your team to develop and grow a robust portfolio of technologies and IP. How can you support this process as a system administrator? Read More

Why Companies Need Their Innovators Now More Than Ever

May 08, 2020
By now, it’s a well-established fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting every aspect of society, including business. Companies are suddenly faced with a fully remote workforce, shifting corporate priorities, disrupted supply chains, and, in some industries, layoffs and dramatic drops in... Read More
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