strategic partnership

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    The Frustrated Innovation Team: What Should They Do?

    February 3, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Many executives talk a lot about innovation, but they don’t really know how to make it happen. A corporate innovation team asks themselves: How do we “educate” our executives on innovation management and develop stronger corporate innovation capabilities together?

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    Organizing within Networks of Collaborators

    January 27, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    Our existing organization needs to envisage a changing world full of disruption that calls for radical change. To meet different challenges, to be highly adaptive it needs to begin to organize around ecosystems to deliver on a vision that recognizes it has to be part of a greater collaborating network to thrive in this highly connected world.

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    Picking the Right Stakeholders for Open Innovation

    January 19, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    What external stakeholder groups can you tap into to build value for your innovation initiatives? Are your relationships with these external stakeholder groups solid or do you need to do additional work to build good, mutually beneficial working relationships? Are there potential stakeholder groups that you have not yet tapped at all? If so, what is your plan for reaching out to organizations within these pools so that you can further expand your innovation ecosystem? Are your channels for communicating with your external stakeholders strong or do they need further work?

  • a-quick-guide-to-external-collaboration

    A Quick Guide to External Collaboration

    January 6, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    Working with external partners to bring better products and services to market faster and/or develop better intellectual property has never been more popular in the world of business than what we see today.

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    The Four Essential Steps Towards Open Innovation Success

    January 2, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Although ‘open innovation’ is the talk of the town in R&D circles, leveraging external sources of innovation remains challenging for most companies. In 2013, researchers Dr. Joel West (Keck Graduate, Institute of Applied Life Sciences) and Dr. Marcel Bogers (University of Southern Denmark) suggested a four-phase model for inbound innovation projects. They emphasized that open innovation needs to go further than just obtaining external ideas. Integration, commercialization and the interaction between the firm and its collaborators are just as important. This post explores the four essential steps towards open innovation success.

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    The New Race for Business Model Evolution

    December 22, 2016 | By: | In: Interviews

    Today we have the capabilities – and the increasing customer expectation – to have everything immediately available, easy to use or handle, but still totally tailored to each of us individually. We live in an age where personal tailoring on industrial scale is becoming the norm, not the exception. Michael Bednar-Brandt, Director Digital Transformation EMEA at Oracle, discusses the move from products to service models and how it has naturally started to impact business models.

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    The Importance of Collaboration in the Digital Economy

    October 27, 2016 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, News

    What’s the future for the connected car, for digital financial services, or for smart and sustainable cities in the new industrial reality? How are innovations and technical developments in 5G, the Internet of Things and spectrum management impacting on future networks and future businesses? And if meaningful, affordable connectivity is the single best bet for accelerating socio-economic development and meeting the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs), how can we ensure we reach the billions of unconnected most in need?

  • Challenges and Opportunities in a Converging World

    As New Entrants Stake Out Space in the Auto Sector, Patent Partnerships are the Industry’s Future

    May 20, 2016 | By: | In: News

    Automotive industry insiders admit to seeing potential new market entrants from Silicon Valley as a “competitive threat”, and say the only way to stay ahead of the game is through partnerships and collaborations between both the traditional auto players and other IP owners. These views, and many more, were expressed at IAM’s recent event on IP in the auto industry, which Auto Harvest co-hosted with World Trademark Review at the start of this month.

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    Navigating the Make versus Buy Decision: A Crowd Sourced Check List

    February 16, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Product managers facing the make versus buy decision for their organization have a lot to consider. Biases abound. In this article, the innovation architect Doug Collins shares what was on the minds of senior product management leaders on this topic when they convened, recently. Their top 10 factors follow below.

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    Sound Judgment and Strategic Partnerships

    July 24, 2015 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Creative Leadership

    Business alliances remain a tricky thing. On the one hand, alliances allow companies to tap into new markets and growth platforms. At the same time, forming alliances is risky, as it demands trust building and deep knowledge sharing with external parties. This article provides a pathway for successfully managing business alliance formation.

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    Be Ready for the Next Major Technology Shifts in Your Industry

    March 11, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    Technological and industry shifts are important drivers of innovation. Look no further than the advent of the mobile broadband Internet and the shift to the era of intelligent, connected devices. Even though shifts are difficult to anticipate, they often lead to fundamental business changes. Staying up to date with these changes is vital.

  • What Cleaning Your Closet Can Teach You About Complexity In The Workplace

    What Cleaning Your Closet Can Teach You About Complexity In The Workplace

    December 20, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Is your workplace cluttered? Not in the physical sense, but the figurative one. Do you have a bunch of old tasks and procedures taking up space without adding much value? Just like you have to dig through your closet every so often and get rid of questionable items that you once thought were good purchases, sometimes you have to assess the mental clutter that has built up in the workplace over time and recognize when policies have gone out of style. Tasks and rules that were once must-haves can build exponentially and increase complexity until employees have time for little else, like innovation.

  • To Approach Change Differently, Change Your Approach

    To Approach Change Differently, Change Your Approach

    December 2, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Why do so many corporations operate under the assumption that change initiatives must come from the top down? Mandated change is often out of touch with the everyday work of employees, so it’s met with resistance as they immediately anticipate the additional work these programs entail.

  • Innovation: An Outside-In Approach

    Innovation: An Outside-In Approach

    October 22, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Every organization wants to be thought of as “innovative” and although cliché, there is something said about thinking outside of the box to help you get there. However, simply asking your employees to think outside of the box at your next internal planning session or brainstorm meeting may not be enough to get to those game-changing ideas. To get unique solutions, you need to look at things in new light. The following seven strategies are tactics that will help you take an outside-in approach to innovation, to help you come up with unexpected, richer solutions.

  • Negotiating Win-Win Strategic Innovation Partnerships

    Negotiating Win-Win Strategic Innovation Partnerships

    August 5, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies, Support for SMEs

    Recognizing that every collaborative endeavor is unique and should be evaluated on its own merits, companies must do their homework before starting to work together. Successful innovation collaborations start with a clear understanding of how each company wants to benefit from the partnership, and how they will work toward a win-win outcome. This article highlights matters to be considered and memorialized in this formative stage of a partnership.

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