Olympic Innovations: How Technology Impacted Swimming

August 17, 2016
Nearly every Olympics, we hear about a new broken world record in one sport or another. While much of this can be attributed to better training, coaching, and dietary techniques, the headlines never focus on the impact that technology has on these records. Although we like to believe that new... Read More

5 Tactics to Improve Your Technology Scouting

August 08, 2016
Identifying cutting-edge technology is simply the first step of technology scouting. The key to effective tech scouting is to capture the right opportunity at the right time. We assembled a list of five tactics to help you streamline your process. Read More

Evaluating Technology Readiness —A Formal Equation

August 01, 2016
Is it time to rethink the nearly twenty-eight-year-old technology readiness level (TRL) framework? The TRL is by far the most popular evaluation framework for corporate technology scouts, but although it can easily be applied to a wide range of opportunities, the generality of the system ignores... Read More

Scouting Innovations to Transform Power

July 22, 2016
The electric utility industry is experiencing sweeping, radical restructuring. Legacy bulk-power grid systems are becoming obsolete. As the bulk-power grid wears out, investment is failing to keep up with deterioration. Add on a growing population and more extreme weather, and the power grid is... Read More

How Does Amazon Push the Envelope?

July 01, 2016
Knowledge assets are the critical inventions, patents, or personal expertise that catapults your innovations to market. This could be a collaborative discussion or the discovery of a new formula leading to your company’s most competitive product. In an increasingly innovative world, companies must... Read More

How Do Technology Silos Form in CPG?

May 13, 2016
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Three Ways to Manage Collaboration in a Safer Environment

May 02, 2016
Companies are entering new markets based on technology or consumer behavior trends to remain competitive, which requires collaboration with external partners. Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Device unit that saw a quarterly sales increase of 1.3 percent to reach $6.1 billion last year credits the... Read More

Tech Scouting Assets - The Technology Landscape Map

April 19, 2016
Having difficulty sorting through external technology in a way that easily translates into a business strategy? Scouting teams are faced with the difficult challenge of scouring through an ever-increasing pool of external innovations and identifying which ones have the potential to create a... Read More

What Transformative Technologies Will Shape the Future of Agriculture?

March 31, 2016
Global food production must increase by 70 percent in order to feed 9.2 billion people by 2050 (1). That places a lot of pressure on farmers to reduce waste, increase crop yields, and search for scalable and novel technologies. Innovative technologies and techniques will help farmers make more... Read More

Survey Results: What are your greatest challenges in corporate venturing?

March 25, 2016
While hosting a recent webcast with Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), we sought to uncover what major challenges corporate venturing groups face in managing their portfolios. We posted a survey from GCV and reached out to corporate venturing groups before the webcast to learn what was keeping them... Read More
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