Don’t Stagnate, Innovate.

June 13, 2017
Although large multinationals can no longer maintain the R&D and innovation monopolies they enjoyed in previous decades as displayed by research centers such as Xerox’s PARC, there nonetheless remains a disparity in the level of investment between firms. A phenomenon has emerged where dominant... Read More

10 Learnings for Tech Scouting

June 06, 2017
With over 140,000 novel compounds analyzed before selecting one for commercialization, Dow AgroSciences depends on technology scouting to continually fill its global R&D pipeline with new opportunities. Even with 8,000 employees, this is a task too large to be done solely through internal research. Read More

Technology Scouting – Horizon Scanning Processes

May 23, 2017
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How to Manage your Innovation Process: The Stage-Gate® Framework

May 23, 2017
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Common Problems with Collaborative Innovation Projects

May 18, 2017
For many organizations, success is largely based on the speed with which they can bring products to market. Especially in markets where competitors can easily gain a foothold, first mover advantage helps solidify leadership and establish an effective competitive advantage. Read More

The Blurring Lines Between Corporate Venture Capital and Open Innovation

April 25, 2017
With the dilution of the R&D monopoly most Fortune 50 company could wield through mass corporate research parks such as Xerox’s PARC, organizations have begun to compensate through external technological innovation. Given the reality that no single organization has more than 1% of the global R&D... Read More

What New Tech Scouting Teams Need To Know

April 04, 2017
New tech scouting teams need to establish a clear scouting process early on to avoid mistakes down the road. Most scouting units are less than three years old, and as such, many are still experiencing growing pains and uncertainty. If your company has recently formed a scouting unit, there are some... Read More

Crowdsourcing Is Not The Answer

March 27, 2017
  Open innovation has been positioned as a solution to myopic internal R&D efforts, with crowdsourcing being the primary means with which large organizations are willing to outsource their internal R&D. While crowdsourcing is effective in solving small problems such as coloring and naming of... Read More

Sourcing Tenants for Research Parks

March 21, 2017
With a growing emphasis on developing clusters of innovation through public/private partnerships, universities have increased investment in technology centers and research parks. However, given the constraints placed on research parks in terms of financial and personnel resources, institutions need... Read More

Measuring Impact for Research Parks

March 21, 2017
How does a research office demonstrate economic, technological, and social impact? Given the high expectations placed on research parks in terms of innovative capability and economic impact, being able to automate data management and reporting is crucial to identifying whether current efforts and... Read More
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