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

All Wrapped Up? – Developing Biodegradable and Eco-friendly Packaging

July 09, 2019
Evidence of the global waste crisis - and its causes - are everywhere. No corner of our world is safe, from littered beaches on a secluded islands to overpopulated cities with garbage bins overflowing with cardboard boxes and packaging materials. While there’s no denying that prepackaged and... Read More

How Organizations Can Build Incubators

June 25, 2019
Open innovation has hit the insurance sector, and many of the established giants are feeling the pressure. With industry giants like Nationwide, State Farm, Allstate, and AXA forming internal incubators and innovation programs to deal with the challenge from upstart competitors, the importance of... Read More

WEBINAR: Customer Driven Technology Development

June 17, 2019
WITH GUEST SPEAKER ERIN SPRING DIRECTOR OF NEW VENTURES AT GOODYEAR Projecting the future is hard enough. You’re dealing with incomplete information, fighting multiple sources of bias, and trying to integrate a wide range of weak signals. Building the future is tougher still: tensions with the... Read More

Hidden in Plain View: Seeing More in Medical Images with Artificial Intelligence

June 11, 2019
In today’s hospitals, healthcare providers including radiologists, pathologists, emergency doctors, and others must analyze tens to even hundreds of medical images a day. The pressure is high to analyze these images both quickly and accurately. Yet, because clinicians are human, mistakes and missed... Read More

Food For Thought: Is Nutrition the Best Medicine?

May 28, 2019
With the rise of obesity, diabetes, arthritis, and other health woes, many individuals are turning to food rather than medicine to cure or relieve their ailments. This is not a new phenomenon. For centuries food has been used in lieu of medicine. Turmeric and curcumin have long been accepted as... Read More

Understanding Tech Scouting's Split-Competency Model

May 14, 2019
Imagine you are the leader of a newly formed External Technologies Sourcing team at a large company in the heavy equipment industry. A product group has come to you, asking for help. They are building a new generation of self-repairing machines. Progress has been made, but the product group lacks... Read More
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