Reports & Research

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.

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New Data About the Market for Innovation-Related Jobs

We asked 159 innovation professionals about the hiring happening in their organizations — or how long they’ve been hunting for a new role. 

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What the Future Looks Like

For our latest report, our team asked members of the innovation community and futurists to forecast what our “new normal” might be. Respondents discussed what aspects of life before the crisis they think will return, and which aspects of the world will be permanently altered.

More Research Reports

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    Changing Culture in Large Organizations

    In our view, fostering a culture that is supportive of innovation has never been more important than right now. 2020 will be a year of tremendous stress, pivots, and reprioritizing in every organization. Will your organization be able to source and act on the best ideas — ideas that may come from anyone? Test them fast enough? Get them deployed with help from colleagues who are working from home? 

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    Quick Wins: Data and Case Studies on Delivering Results Fast

    What role should quick wins play in your innovation or R&D portfolio? That’s the question we set out to answer with a survey and a set of qualitative interviews in our most recent research report. 

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    How Innovation, R&D, and Strategy Executives Get Paid

    If you’re doing innovation-related work in a large organization, how much should you be earning? 

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    Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2020

    Data, insights, and advice from more than 200 of your peers to help you overcome innovation challenges.

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    Startup Engagement: Best Practices for Large Organizations

    Learn how some of the top-performing organizations in the world design strategies to engage with startups.

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    Co-Creation & Ecosystem Development

    Get data from 275 innovation professionals on co-creation and ecosystem development.

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    Innovation & Risk

    How well-aligned is your innovation group with colleagues in legal, compliance & security? Our 50-page report is packed with advice.

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    Best Innovation Coverage of 2018

    We pulled data on the most popular reports, case studies & resources that our team produced in 2018. Get insights from our 12 top resources and another 15 from our partners.

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    Blueprints for Corporate Innovators

    One of the big projects we’ve been working has been building tools, templates, and other resources to help people working on innovation in large organizations…

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    Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018

    Innovating inside large organizations is not easy. So how do you deliver concrete, tangible impact — over the short-term, medium-term, and long-term? Innovation Leader and KPMG have collaborated to create the go-to resource on corporate innovation, based on detailed survey data and interviews with senior executives at Whirlpool, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Southern Company, General Motors, and more.

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    Healthcare Innovation from the Leading Edge

    Healthcare organizations are an extremely complex environments for innovation. Our report explores how healthcare companies have set up new initiatives that deliver results.

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    Scouting Trends & Emerging Tech

    How do large companies scout the trends and technologies that will be most relevant to their future success? Ourreport collects advice from executives...

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    Governance, Reporting & Communications

    This report collects the best insights from innovation execs at companies like Johnson & Johnson, ExxonMobil, and others, including recommendations from our members…

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    Innovation Teams & Business Units

    Our report on building productive relationships between innovation groups and the business units includes insights and advice from AIG, Ralph Lauren, W.L. Gore and more.

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    How Much are Innovation Execs Paid?

    We fielded a compensation survey that analyzed the base pay and bonuses of nearly 250 executives responsible for innovation at large corporations. Get data here…

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    Getting Connected Products Right

    We surveyed companies active in, interested in, or developing connected products. Here’s the downloadable PDF report summarizing what we found.

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    Making Lean Startup Work

    Our 83-page downloadable report is filled with advice, case studies, articles, interviews, and results from our recent survey of Innovation Leader members on lean startup deployment.

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    Innovation Software Survey Results: Who’s Using What?

    We analyze the results of our Q1 survey of 115 innovation executives, which explored how they're using innovation software — and what software they're using...

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    Innovation Labs: Getting Started & Delivering Results

    What exactly is an innovation lab? For our report on innovation labs, we talked to more than 20 executives at companies like Walmart, Home Depot, IKEA, and others.

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    How Innovation Teams Bring on Top Talent

    This report explores how companies are getting the budget they need; describing the roles they’ve created; and more. It also includes more than 20 recent job descriptions.