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For our latest research report, we wanted to understand how some of the top-performing organizations in the world design strategies to engage with startups. We gathered quantitative data from 115 large organizations, and interviewed innovators from 15 companies, including Royal Dutch Shell, The Shubert Organization, the US Air Force, and more! The 50-page report, sponsored by Techstars, is available to IL members now.
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Upcoming IL events and conferences

Innovation Leader’s one-day Deep Dive conference in NYC will feature two tracks for participants at two different stages of the innovation journey. The “Year 1” track will focus on the foundations you absolutely need to get right in the first year of an initiative. The “Year 3 and Beyond” track will focus on the upgrades and refinements that happen after an innovation initiative has been in place for three or more years.

Our London Field Study will bring together leaders from the UK, Europe, and beyond to share their approaches to creating more open, experimental cultures within large, long-established organizations. We’ll discuss how marketing and customer insights are changing; how to fund, govern, and measure innovation impact; how to create global networks of innovation “champions” or “catalysts”; how to overcome regulatory, legal, and compliance hurdles in highly-regulated businesses; and how to find productive ways for corporate and startup professionals to work together.

Innovation Leader’s annual Impact conference is back – and better than ever, hosted this time in San Francisco on October 23-24, 2019. Two days. 65+ sessions. 100+ companies. 350+ attendees. All of it dedicated to helping you create impact in your company. And as always, Impact is the only conference designed just for corporate innovators – no consultants, no software vendors, no sales pitches.

IL Research & In-Depth Reports

Our Latest Report: Startup Engagement

For our latest research report, we wanted to understand how some of the top-performing organizations in the world design strategies to engage with startups. We gathered quantitative data from 115 large organizations, and interviewed innovators from 15 companies, including Royal Dutch Shell, The Shubert Organization, the US Air Force, and more! The 50-page report, sponsored by Techstars, is available to IL members now.

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Master Class: Building the Right Foundation for Innovation
Join us on May 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET for our Master Class with Nancy Tennant, a professor at the University of Notre Dame and the former Chief Innovation Officer at Whirlpool. In her latest book, Tennant explores the idea of the Innovation Universe — a unique framework that helps leaders absorb the wide array of offerings in the innovation marketplace and customize them for their company’s needs. During the call, Tennant will cover the four foundations of Innovation Universe.

Thursday, May 2 from 1–2:00 p.m. ET — Learn more and register »

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Lab Visits, Advice from Corporate Innovators, Webcasts & More

Looking to see how other companies have set up innovation labs — or to better understand how your CEO thinks about innovation? Our video series brings you front lines insights on how large companies approach innovation. Plus, replays of our past webcasts.

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From Our Strategic Partners

Pointers: Expert Advice on Innovation Strategy
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Latest Thought Leadership: White papers, research reports, and articles from Innovation Leader’s Strategic Partners.


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