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"Startups need to live in the future. They create roadmaps, build products and continually upgrade them with an eye on next year — or even a few years out. Big companies, often the target customers for startups, live in a much more near-term world. They buy technologies that can solve problems they know about today, rather than those they may face a couple bends down the road. In other words, they’re driving a Dodge, and most tech entrepreneurs are driving a DeLorean equipped with a flux-capacitor."
"The mission from Day One has always been, let's put content out there about some of the best practices if you're trying to innovate in a big company, and sometimes the worst practices — the stuff that gets shut down, or that doesn't really go anywhere."
"Any time the fire alarm klaxons are blaring, it’s hard to plan for the future. That has put the innovation, research and development and advanced concepts groups in many organizations under pressure. While everyone else is scrambling to support next week’s priorities and continuing operations, innovation-oriented teams face questions about their true value."
"Innovation labs, technology scouting outposts, and accelerator programs to invest in startups have become ubiquitous in large companies, as have regularly-scheduled hackathons or idea challenges that invite employees to develop and pitch new ideas. Yet, in some companies, all of that activity adds up to nothing more than “innovation theater.” In others, it actually yields a stream of internal improvements; new products and services; experiments with different business models; and investments in fledgling companies that are connecting with new customer segments. What’s different in these two groups?"
"The report from Innovation Leader looks at the top 15 cities around the globe (excluding cities in North America) that are helping to promote innovation. To make its rankings, the website took into consideration factors like the presence of startups and venture capital funding, nearby top-notch universities, corporate headquarters of large companies, the presence of incubators and accelerator programs, the economic competitiveness of the country, and government support for entrepreneurship, venture capital, and innovation infrastructure."
"Innovation Leader, the Boston-based information provider that assists large companies in innovating faster, smarter, and cheaper. Innovation Leader regularly tours executives inside these labs, as part of their Field Study series....[Innovation Leader] has been researching the traits of highly successful labs – and the pitfalls to avoid when building them."
"I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jon McNeill at the Innovation Leader Impact 2018 conference. McNeill is perhaps best known for becoming Lyft’s Chief Operating Officer earlier this year, and before that for his role at Tesla as the company’s President of Global Sales, Marketing, Delivery & Service. But before moving out to Silicon Valley, he was one of Boston’s most well-known startup founders and company leaders."
"Research from Innovation Leader found that the vast majority of corporate innovation executives see measuring innovation as critical, but differences exist on what or even how to measure it....Innovation Leader's research found that most large companies simplify the challenge of measuring innovation by focusing on two types of data: activity metrics and impact metrics."
"Innovation Leader, which, as the name implies, is a magazine and website focused on innovation in large companies, has just released its 2017 list of the top North American cities for corporate innovation. To make its determination, the magazine looked at not only startups and entrepreneurship, but also the amount of resources that big companies like Ford or Disney were dedicating to research-and-development and innovation activity in each city."
"In a survey fielded earlier this year for Innovation Leader, an online resource for corporate innovation teams, we asked about the most common obstacles to innovation in large companies. (To be constructive, we also asked about the things that foster innovation.) The responses, from 270 corporate leaders in strategy, innovation, and research and development roles, were illuminating."