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

Tech Scouting’s New Normal – and What You Can Do

April 24, 2020
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to ripple through the economy, many tech scouting teams are facing a new and evolving reality. As a wide variety of industries are racing to keep the core business intact, new innovation projects have taken a backseat. We’ve seen many teams re-order their... Read More

Dialing In - The Impact of Video Conferencing and Virtual Collaboration Technologies

March 17, 2020
As countries around the world brace for - or are currently dealing with - the impact of the COVID-19 virus, companies, government and religious organizations, schools, and other social groups have been looking for ways to protect their communities. Many have begun to promote and encourage social... 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

Blockchain’s International Footprint

January 14, 2019
Sometimes, when a breakthrough technology emerges, expertise is concentrated in a small group of specialists, and one or two regional ecosystems dominate the landscape. In the past, tapping into that knowledge base might have meant attending a few conferences, working the Valley’s network, and then... Read More

Is your finger on the pulse of your industry's innovation?

August 09, 2018
There’s a seismic shift underway in the nature of innovation management. All the momentum that was once with the wealthiest, most resource-rich enterprises has changed hands; it’s now at the command of organizations that pay the closest attention to externally originating innovation opportunities. Read More

Innovation as a process: Why crowdsourcing ideas isn’t enough

July 17, 2018
Crowdsourcing isn’t new as an innovation technique. We can find large-scale examples of it going as far back as the 1700s, like when the British government offered more than $26,000 to whoever could figure out how to determine longitude at sea. It’s the way we go about crowdsourcing that has... Read More

Preparing for AUTM 2018

February 08, 2018
As a long-time sponsor of the AUTM Annual Meeting, Wellspring is looking forward to meeting attendees in Phoenix this year. Whether this is your first event or you’re a regular at AUTM, it always helps to prepare for the four days of professional development and networking. With so many engagement... 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

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
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