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CEO to CEO: Tips for Corporate Innovation Success

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Are you a CEO of a corporation that is looking to innovate to remain relevant in today’s market? Here are some tips on how to successfully achieve innovation in your corporation from RocketSpace’s CEO, Duncan Logan, who sits in the middle of corporate innovation every day.

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The Ultimate Corporate Innovation Playbook

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The largest companies by market cap have a common denominator —they’ve leveraged cutting edge technology to transform their business and industry from the inside out.

How Corporate Innovators Master Startup Outreach

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How does a corporate innovator approach startup sourcing and startup outreach? How does a corporation direct an innovation campaign to properly align with the technology startup ecosystem?

Top Firms Driving Corporate Innovation

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As industries consistently change with new technologies emerging, companies need to adapt to these changes in order to maintain success. Where can organizations turn when they want to know how to remain competitive in their respective industries, even when they have limited expertise in innovation?

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

What is All the Buzz Around Innovation Consultants?

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The corporate innovation space is booming. Companies are setting up new innovation offices, incubators, or accelerators, and hundreds of internal and external hackathons are being organized around the world.

Which Corporate Innovation KPIs Are Right for You?

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There are many easy ways to measure success for startups — customer acquisition cost vs lifetime value being two key measures, with monthly recurring revenue (MMR), monthly burn, and runway being important considerations.

The Ultimate Corporate Innovation Playbook

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The largest companies by market cap have a common denominator —they’ve leveraged cutting edge technology to transform their business and industry from the inside out.

Top Firms Driving Corporate Innovation

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As industries consistently change with new technologies emerging, companies need to adapt to these changes in order to maintain success. Where can organizations turn when they want to know how to remain competitive in their respective industries, even when they have limited expertise in innovation?

The World’s Top Innovation Hubs for Corporate Innovators

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For corporations and startups alike, achieving success and growth depends on a support network and ecosystem in which to collaborate. In this article, we explore eight different innovation hubs and how they help support both new enterprises and innovation-minded corporations. FinTech San Francisco China Melbourne Japan Stockholm Sweden Cities Cybersecurity Innovation Australia Tokyo Shenzen Hubs New York City Tel Aviv IoT Hardware Unicorn

Why Innovation Mentors Matter for Corporations

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Technological advances and rapidly changing consumer preferences are forcing corporations around the world to become more innovative in order to remain relevant. Startups are disrupting every industry with innovative products and creative solutions.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

The World’s Top Innovation Hubs for Corporate Innovators

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For corporations and startups alike, achieving success and growth depends on a support network and ecosystem in which to collaborate. In this article, we explore eight different innovation hubs and how they help support both new enterprises and innovation-minded corporations.

Why Innovation Mentors Matter for Corporations

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Technological advances and rapidly changing consumer preferences are forcing corporations around the world to become more innovative in order to remain relevant. Startups are disrupting every industry with innovative products and creative solutions. This has left corporates wondering: “ What makes disruptive startups more innovative?”. Intrapreneurship Corporate-Startup Partnerships Productivity Leadership Mentorship mentor Innovation

4 Essential Building Blocks of Intrapreneurship for Corporate Innovation

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Corporations across the world are scrambling to figure out how to innovate and grow in an increasingly competitive business environment. Intrapreneurship, the concept of cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set from within an existing organization, is enabling many large companies to extract value through employee-powered corporate innovation. Intrapreneurship Team management Leadership Culture Innovation Models

What is All the Buzz Around Innovation Consultants?

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The corporate innovation space is booming. Companies are setting up new innovation offices, incubators, or accelerators, and hundreds of internal and external hackathons are being organized around the world. Facebook has organized more than 50 hackathons to support innovation within the company since its beginnings. So, its no wonder that this trend has opened the market for a new breed of consultants dedicated to innovation.

2016 Year in Review: Corporate Innovation Trends and Implications for 2017

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2016 was an eventful year, marked by unprecedented political polarization, hacked emails made public by WikiLeaks, Brexit, two huge Yahoo security breaches, and even exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. But hidden among the uncertainty lies a year of unparalleled technological advances.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Cohort 2 of the RocketSpace Mobility Tech Pilot Program founded by BP Kicks Off in San Francisco

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The second cohort of RocketSpace’s Mobility Tech Pilot Program officially kicks off today in San Francisco, bringing together 10 innovative international startups with a value chain of leading global corporate collaborators. Open Innovation Corporate-Startup Partnerships Business Development Innovation Models Mobility Electric Vehicle

How Should You Budget for Corporate Innovation?

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Budgeting for corporate innovation initiatives can be challenging, so corporations often fall back on the subjective judgement of CEOs and their executive team about where their company stands in the overall marketplace and how they think it will evolve.

How Cisco Works with Startups to Drive the Innovation Pipeline

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Major corporations don't need to be told to collaborate with startups and small firms to innovate – that message is being received loud and clear. But how they collaborate and what they learn from those collaborations can mean the difference between barely innovating enough to survive and being on the cutting edge of competitive innovation. Working With Startups Open Innovation Corporate-Startup Partnerships Innovation Models

Selecting the Best Innovation Partner: 3 Keys to Success

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Choosing the best startup to collaborate with is about more than just checking out the market. A corporation needs to be innovation-ready, attuned to the needs of prospective partners and able to keep the relationship going.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

More Corporations Are Looking to Corporate Venture Capital to Access Innovative Startup Technologies

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Innovative startups pose a constant threat to corporations. To integrate some of the dynamism and energy of fast-moving startups, many companies invest in internal R&D, consider mergers and acquisitions, or set up partnerships with new and nimble players in the market.

Big Business Wants To Cowork Too

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Coworking spaces have exploded onto the office scene and it's not just entrepreneurs and freelancers who've noticed – big business wants in on these innovative work environments too.

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Cohort 2 of the RocketSpace Mobility Tech Pilot Program founded by BP Kicks Off in San Francisco

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The second cohort of RocketSpace’s Mobility Tech Pilot Program officially kicks off today in San Francisco, bringing together 10 innovative international startups with a value chain of leading global corporate collaborators.

Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster

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Startups are innovating. Corporations are reinventing. We take a look at both in Riding (and Surviving) the Innovation Roller Coaster.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Convince Management to Support Innovation: 8 Brilliant Reads

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Having trouble convincing your management teams to support corporate innovation? If so, you're not alone. Corporate innovation is a delicate balancing act. You might not always know where you'll land with an experiment that you're running.

Corporate Innovation: 5 Trends Not to Ignore in 2016

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Whether it was fear or greed, an increasing number of big brands woke up and introduced internal innovation programs in 2015. And, for good reasons: fear that a new startup could launch a disruptive new technology and steal market share, pressure to create new revenue streams — or both.

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3 Steps to Outsmart Corporate Innovation Failure Rates

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Corporate innovation teams are notorious for being money sinks and run the risk of being financial drains to organizations.

Run Corporate Hackathons that Catalyze Innovation

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Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

How to Set Up a Pilot or Test Case for a Startup/Corporate Partnership

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Disruption is commonly associated with startups. Corporations tend to lose the ability to take smart risks and move quickly once they reach a certain level of growth and success — but it doesn't have to be this way. Large companies can combat stagnation by engaging with high growth startups.

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Don't Let Your Corporate Accelerator Fail—a Blueprint for Success [Part II]

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Corporate accelerators are invaluable for helping large, complex organizations stay agile into today's fast-growing economy.

How to Get Management Buy-In for Corporate Innovation Experiments

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Does the following conversation resonate? Corporate innovator: We should pursue idea “X” because there’s a viable market opportunity right now. Manager: Yes that’s a great idea. C-suite: Yes that’s a great idea.

Innovation Watch: 5 Hot U.S. Cities for Startups

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It's a common misconception that outside of Silicon Valley and a few other places, there's not a lot of innovation going on in this country. The reality is that innovation has penetrated many corners of America.

Embedded Analytics, Everywhere

Speaker: Dean Yao, Director of Marketing at Jinfonet

What's the next big trend in analytics software and applications? You've probably used it without even knowing: embedded reporting and analytics. Software development teams more often now are embedding 3rd party analytics solutions into their products and applications to let them focus on other core areas of their software. They also want to provide what their users ask for: reporting and analytics from within the context of the applications they are already using. Dean Yao will talk you through powerful strategies and best practices in embedded reporting, dashboards and analytics that will add value to your products and applications while giving you an analytics partner you can rely on. Empower users with better data presentation and exploration for deeper insights into their data.

3 Ideas For Scaling Up Your Corporate Innovation Practice From NYTimes, Lufthansa, and GE

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From in-house accelerators to open innovation models, every company has unique constraints when it comes to validating new ideas and exploring new product lines. Every business model, workforce, and future outlook is different.

Lean Startup: Why Every Corporate Innovation Team Should Consider It

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While Lean Startup methodology is employed most often by high-growth startups, the iterative “build-measure-learn" process that makes it so popular among tech entrepreneurs also makes it a great framework for corporate innovation teams to test concepts.

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Corporates are Finally Taking Young Startups Seriously

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Corporate collaboration with startups was once only for the brave few, but in no time at all, working with startups through mentoring, partnerships, investments or acquisitions has become mission-critical for large companies. Corporate Innovation Working With Startups Corporate-Startup Partnerships

3 Ways Corporates can Work with a Startup: Investing, Acquiring, or Partnering

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Ah, the lure of fresh tech. Keeping abreast of—and working with—startups is a powerful way for corporations to stay competitive in an ever-changing and quickly innovating market—that much should be obvious.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?