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10 of Japan’s Top Robotics Companies Leading The World Into 2020

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The revolution in robotics has had a seemingly mild-mannered leader pushing forward with new technology and revolutionary innovation. This leader has acted as the industry powerhouse over the last several decades powering the advancements we see today. The leader? Japan.

15 Agtech Startups to Watch in 2020

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The world population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, which means we need to increase global food production by 70% to prevent massive famine according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.

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The 6 Don'ts of Corporate Innovation

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One of the biggest challenges I hear from corporate innovators is getting internal buy-in from executive leadership for the projects they envision. This is, by far, the most mentioned barrier faced by innovation directors, managers, and analysts.

Why San Francisco Remains The Top Innovation Hub

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San Francisco attracts people for many reasons: the Golden Gate Bridge, the Warriors, 49ers, or Giants, and, of course, technology. Tech continues to be the number one reason people flock to the Bay Area.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Health Technology Startups Changing the Landscape of Healthcare

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Global health care spending is projected to reach $10.06 trillion by 2022. There are several factors that can explain the dramatic increase in spending such as growing and aging global population, rising life expectancy, and increasing incidents of diseases.

Best Innovation Books to Read in 2019

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One thing noticeable amongst corporate innovation leaders is that they are constantly reading and discussing new concepts, models, and ideas. corporate innovation services blog corporate innovation books innovation books books on innovation top innovation books 2019 best books on innovative thinkin

24 Innovative Startups Making Climate Change Impact in 2019

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The devastating effects of climate change are undeniable. We’ve all witnessed heartbreaking viral news: a starving polar bear , whales washing up on shores with car parts in their stomachs , the deadliest wildfires in California history , and the worst tornadoes in Alabama in 30 years.

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7 Global Food Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

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The global food market is blazing. Last year was a golden year for food tech startups. According to PitchBook, 2018 set a decade-high record for VC investment in the space with food startups such as unicorn DoorDash and Instacart valued at $4.4B.

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The Advantages of Fundraising with an ICO

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10 Things Your Corporate Venture Capital Arm Must Do

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Pursuing external innovation can be difficult within an organization, as many lack the team and tools to do so. Corporate Venture Capital can spur an organization’s growth by opening doors to new technologies while mitigating risk.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

6 Aerospace Startups to Watch in 2019

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Technology is propelling us into the future of transportation — that means not only autonomous vehicles but new modes of flight as well. So far this year, investment in aerospace startups reached nearly $1billion.

Cracks in Unicorns — Why Corporate Innovators Should Take Heart

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It is now 8 years since Marc Andreessen penned his famous essay “ Why Software is Eating the World ” in The Wall Street Journal. Since this time, tech titans have continued to grow like weeds through their “ blitzscaling ” strategy and the “uberification” of everything.

3 TED Talks That Anyone Working in Transportation Innovation Needs to Watch

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2018 was a bumper year for mobility technology and for transportation.

Packaging Innovation in 2019: Corporate Innovators and Startups Leading the Way

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Since plastics were first introduced, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced. Due to their functional properties and low cost, the use of plastics as packaging feedstock was integrated into all global economies and its production increased twenty-fold over the past half-century.

6 Foundational Success Factors to Establish Corporate Innovation Culture

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11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

15 Startups to Watch in Food-Tech

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Why Diversity and Inclusion Driving Innovation is a Matter of Life and Death

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Diversity and inclusion. These two words are amongst the most important topics in today’s culture. Simply look at the Google trend for the search term “diversity and inclusion” over the past 15 years worldwide. In fifteen years, it has grown from nearly 0 to 100.

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Raising Capital for Your Startup? 5 Things Investors Are Looking For

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Fundraising is a process. It takes time and energy — more time and energy than you might think. And based on the conversations that we've had with experienced startup founders, raising capital for your startup, on average, takes three to six months. Startup Services

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Who Are the Best Corporate Event Planners in London?

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Hosting a successful corporate event in London requires the expertise of a skilled corporate event planner. When it comes to planning events, time management, resource allocation, and communication across multiple teams are absolute necessities.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The World's Top Emerging Innovation Hubs to Watch in 2019

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Top 5 Innovation Trends in 2019

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80% of executives think their current business models are at risk to be disrupted in the near future and 84% say their future success is extremely dependent on innovation. So, what are the five top innovation trends that will mark 2019, and where should businesses be placing their bets?

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3 Things Your CIO Must Do

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Innovation is not about avoiding being Blockbuster — it is about looking at where you have an unfair advantage and building a strategy around it. That is why the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO) is such an integral part of a company.

3 Retail Trends Shaping the World in 2020

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The future of retail is unfolding before our eyes. Nike recently introduced a subscription model for children’s tennis shoes. Alibaba’s Freshippo markets defined the potential of offline-to-online user experience while also dedicating over 40% of retail space for dining and cooking classes.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

The Future of E-Commerce: Visual Search

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Imagine, you are on the train, and you see the person opposite you wearing the jacket you never knew you wanted. You turn to your phone to see if you can find it online, but what to type? How to describe this jacket? Blue, with white stripes? White with blue stripes? Mid-to-short length?

4 Steps to Build a Thriving Innovation Ecosystem

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RocketSpace is an established ecosystem connector working together with corporations, startups, and investors to identify opportunities and foster innovation. As a consultant at RocketSpace, I work to identify pain areas and provide cross-industry, cross-technology solutions.

Unicorn Farmers: How the Richest Farmers in the World Can Accelerate Innovation in Agriculture

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The global unicorn club has been making waves across news channels for the past 10 years. Tech Titans like Uber, Airbnb, and Coinbase, valued at over $1 billion, are synonymous with disruption, and consequently, are crowd favorites when it comes to venture investment.

5 Breakthrough Computer Vision Startups to Watch in 2019

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Vision is a dominant sense used to interpret the world. Computers now have the same capability. Computer vision enables a machine or computer to obtain data and information from images or multi-dimensional data sources to transform them into valuable insights.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Mobility Startups to Watch in 2019

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The transportation industry is taking it up a gear. The value chain is no longer delineated by traditional players and their skill sets —instead, a more holistic mobility ecosystem is developing. As part of this evolution, there are several players vying to build a strong position from incumbents such as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier one manufacturers to “new-school” tech-startups and opportunistic venture capitalists.

Corporate Innovation Maturity: The Innovation Benchmarking Brief, Part I

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Corporate innovation is an elusive yet imperative term that reverberates at the core of Fortune 1000 companies today. Take a look around. Samsung recently announced record-setting data transfer harnessing the power of AI and 5G to shape the future of connectivity.

Six Lessons From Corporations With The Best Innovation Culture

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8 Imperative Questions to Evaluate Your Corporate Innovation Maturity

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Corporate Innovation Maturity Scale: Evaluating Internal and External Innovation.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Entering its Fourth Cohort, TERRA Food + AgTech Accelerator Builds on Success to Tackle Food and Packaging Waste, Food Safety, and More

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Research and Development Innovation: The Shift from Traditional R&D to Corporate Venture

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In 2017, $782 billion was spent globally on R&D, an 11% increase from 2016 , which was largely driven by Chinese efforts as well as by global conglomerates, such as Amazon.

A New Earth: Why Our Planet Demands Innovation in Agriculture

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The world is on fire all around us, and the problems can seem too huge and insurmountable to be fixed. Thankfully, agricultural innovation has many keys to the solutions, and consumers are increasingly supporting these innovations with their pocketbooks.

5 Smart Energy Startups You Need to Know in 2019

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With rising temperatures, a number of studies are urging mankind to lower global energy consumption. One of the top sectors producing pollution is construction.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”