We compiled a list of the most active cities for corporate innovation around the world. We examined an array of factors that create a constructive context for big companies that want to engage in ecosystems outside of their home turf.
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Upcoming IL events and conferences

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.

Our Boston Field Study will hone in on the commitments, investments, and partnerships required to be a true industry leader in a time of change. How do you tune into shifting customer desires and satisfy new demands? How do you get real alignment and collaboration happening between innovation and R&D groups and the rest of the company? How can you become a first-mover rather than a last-follower? We’ll visit companies in Boston that have established positions of true industry leadership, and hear from corporate speakers who have concrete approaches to share on how you get there.

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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Live Call: What NASA Has Learned About the Power of the Crowd
Join us on July 17 from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET for a webcast with Steve Rader of Nasa’s Johnson Space Center. Conversation topics will include: the power of the crowd to help organizations innovate; advice on using crowd and freelance resources; case studies of different ways NASA has leveraged the crowd for innovation; and the mandate for NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation.

Friday, July 17 from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET—Learn more and register »

IL Video

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
The most useful and compelling pieces of expert advice from our Strategic Partners. Have a look »

Latest Thought Leadership: White papers, research reports, and articles from Innovation Leader’s Strategic Partners.

Directory of Innovation Firms