Pulse of Innovation: Encouraging Risk, Navigating Uncertainty, and Embracing Failure

March 02, 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

5 Ways to Avoid Innovation Theater

February 03, 2020
Anyone reading the typical startup-world commentary about Innovation Theater might be tempted to make one of two assumptions. First, big companies are clueless about how to innovate. Second, they must be screwing up innovation on purpose – playing a cynical game just to convince outsiders... Read More

About-Face: How AI and Augmented Reality is Transforming Skin Care

January 07, 2020
The personal care industry has seen many trends come and go over the years. With promises to revitalize and rejuvenate, clarify and cleanse, or depuff and detoxify, marketers have effectively built associations between certain ingredients, like charcoal or cucumber, and these claims/promises.... Read More

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
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