financial strategy

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    How Does Brexit Impact Your Innovation?

    June 24, 2017 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    With the Brexit and doubts of Theresa May’s suitability and approachability as a key negotiator, there is uncertainty of the UK achieving a progressive deal with the EU. How will the continued negotiations impact product-oriented businesses and innovators – particularly once discussions begin in a few months’ time?

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    How to Get Your Innovative Idea off the Ground in the Current Economic Climate

    June 1, 2017 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    Incredibly, business confidence in the UK is continuing to rise, despite the spectre of Brexit and its potential implications on citizens. Many experts have attribute this to the growth of the manufacturing sector, which recorded a Credit Manager’s Index (CMI) score of 62.7 during the first quarter of 2017 and a 1.5% increase from the previous quarter. This hints at significant growth potential for product-oriented firms, which are currently able to increase exports due to a more competitively priced (and fundamentally weaker) pound.

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    The European Crowd Experts: Italy & Cypres

    June 7, 2016 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Life Cycle Processes, News

    The second edition of Crowd Dialog Europe is coming up in September, where participants from all 28 European members countries will discuss the phenomenon of swarm-based innovation processes, alternative financing scenarios and future of work models for practical insights to potential new business fields as well as an international context on trends and its relation to praxis. In preparation for the event we sit down with two of the experts to discuss crowd-related business in Italy and Cypres.

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    What’s The Buzz About Innovative Tax Incentive Solutions?

    October 7, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    With concerns about cash flow, sales, access to credit and employee insurance reforms paramount on the business scene, taxes may be off your radar screen. However, taxes have a direct impact on your profitability – the more earnings that your US-based business keeps after taxes, the more it boosts your bottom line.

  • The CFO: the Innovator’s Best Friend

    The CFO: the Innovator’s Best Friend

    April 16, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    The front end of innovation offers organizations engagement. Engaged people bring more of their gifts to the table. The back end of innovation offers organizations ideas that, when implemented, bring relative advantage. Each idea has its own story of relative advantage and risk. How do you tell the back end story in a valid, credible way? In this article innovation architect Doug Collins commends people who practice collaborative innovation to their organization’s chief financial officer. Having heard many, many tales of the back end, she can guide you. You can help her, too.

  • The 2012 Global Innovation 1000 Study: Making Ideas Work

    R&D Spending Returns to Pre-Recession Levels, Finds Strategy& Global Innovation 1000 Study

    November 7, 2012 | By: | In: Reports

    Year after year, our Global Innovation 1000 study has demonstrated that it is not how much companies spend on research and development that determines success — what really matters is how those R&D funds are invested in talent, process, and tools. In addition to our recurring analysis of R&D spending trends, our eighth annual study of the world’s 1000 largest corporate R&D spenders focuses on the “fuzzy front-end” of the innovation process — the tools, mechanisms and networks companies use to generate ideas and effectively convert them into commercialization projects.

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    Financial Innovation and its Undeniable Role in Society

    September 20, 2012 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Innovation in the area of financial services has undergone increased criticism since the start of the difficulties in international banking. This has fueled a general negative perception of innovation in financial services. In this article Dr. Anne-Laure Mention argues that innovation is not something to be feared as such, actually it is a driver of competitiveness and that the full benefits for society might not yet be visible.

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    Why HR and Finance will Love Collaborative Innovation

    August 7, 2012 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    It’s good to have friends in high places as you transform the world through the practice of collaborative innovation. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins introduces you to your buddies in human resources and finance. Say hello!

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    Financial Management for Innovation

    May 16, 2012 | By: | In: Blogs

    Seldom spoken about, the capacity to capture, allocate, control and utilize financial resources is fundamental to innovation. Without strong financial management, innovation might come to a dead stop, might never happen or might just cost much more than it should. In this blog Caspar van Rijnbach asks the questions to take into consideration when managing finances for your innovation portfolio.

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    Rethinking the Financial Drivers in Innovation Culture

    October 11, 2010 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Recent reports in the Harvard Business Review question the efficiency of the traditional Silicon Valley venture capital innovation funding model and more emphasis is now being placed on how to manage the innovation process in a low finance environment. In this article we look at one grass roots movement that is providing a model for creating the widest possible innovation culture, at the same time bringing this new innovation management thinking into the mainstream.

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