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There are limited spots available for our upcoming Teach-In conference, a two-day learning event at the renowned Harvard Innovation Lab in Boston. Join us on October 26 & 27 as leaders from Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, GE, Lowe's, P&G, ESPN, Home Depot, and many others bring you inside their innovation programs and share lessons learned.
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One of the things we try to do at Innovation Leader is provide as much guidance and data, and as many case studies and concrete examples, as we can. Once a quarter, we compile a handful of the most useful and compelling pieces into Pointers, a downloadable collection of the best recent insights into how you can have more impact on your organization, all created by our partners.

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Upcoming live calls: Ernst & Young, Northrop Grumman, more

Our next Innovation Leader Live conference call is on Thursday, October 6th, 3 p.m. EDT with Jeff Saviano, an innovation leader within EY’s tax practice for the Americas. Jeff will discuss how his firm has built an innovation function from the ground up.

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More upcoming Innovation Leader Live conference calls:
  • Nov. 16th: How R&D and innovation coexist at Northrop Grumman
  • Dec. 1st: How businesspeople and creatives can work together

Our fall print magazine is on its way to you

Packed with Innovation Leader’s award-winning content, our print magazine continues our mission of providing useful guidance, comparables, case studies, tactics, and strategies for innovation and R&D leaders at large corporations. Our fall issue features case studies and articles on Airbus, MasterCard, MetLife, Domino's Pizza, and others. Plus tons of thought leadership, lean startup survey data, and more.

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All you need to know: Digital Innovation

Our coverage of digital innovation doesn’t attempt to track each new technology trend or buzzword, but rather we explore the way large companies are organizing differently to identify trends and build new digital products and services that meet real market needs. Our new “topic” page compiles our best articles, live calls, and resources on digital innovation.

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Our latest downloadable reports

Innovation Leader publishes in-depth quarterly special reports on a variety of topics. Our latest reports are listed below. Reports are available for members only.

  • Innovation Labs Report
  • Innovation Benchmarking Report
  • Innovation Metrics Report
  • Innovation Hiring Report
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    Buyer's Guide to Innovation Management Software

    Innovation management software has evolved beyond idea generation. With new tools and features, knowing what to expect out of your software can be challenging. Download the Buyer's Guide to learn the critical criteria to take your program to new heights. Download buyer's guide here »

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