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Reports & Research

InnoLead publishes in-depth quarterly special reports on a variety of topics.

Our latest reports are listed below. Reports are available for members only.

MORE RESEARCH REPORTS
Retooling R&D for a New Era
Amidst stressful and unpredictable business and societal conditions related to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, R&D organizations are feeling new pressures. They are trying to fill gaps on their team in a tight talent market; solve problems with essential company operations while also building for the future; bring on new vendors…
Delivering Value Through Emerging Tech & Innovation
The emerging tech landscape is perenially noisy — and overhyped. Companies first need to develop a clear set of problems they are trying to solve, or experiences they are trying to create, for internal or external customers. This report collects advice from 200-plus corporate professionals, along with senior leaders at…
The Changing Landscape of Corporate-Startup Engagement
How are the interactions between Global 1000 companies and startups changing? How do large organizations build the case for greater involvement in the startup ecosystem? What resources do they put in place? To answer those questions, and others, we conducted a survey in Q3 2021 whose respondents included both leaders in…
Design as a Competitive Advantage
This series of interviews, surveys, and case studies explores ways that organizations like PayPal, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, and Campbell’s Soup are leveraging design as a competitive advantage. 
The New Imperatives: Innovation, Agility & Openness
For some, the period between March 2020 and March 2021 may have been a time in which innovation accelerated. But for other companies, spending a year or more in “fast twitch” responsive mode, versus planning for future growth, may have created an innovation deficit. Get data about how 250+ of…
Developing Innovation Metrics & Reports That Really Matter
To shed light on how large companies are creating metrics and reporting approaches that work well, we surveyed 196 professionals in large organizations in the first quarter of 2021.
Benchmarking Innovation Initiatives in Financial Services
From late September through the end of October, we interviewed innovation leaders at 15 firms within the financial services ecosystem to benchmark their innovation and incubation activities.
Digitizing the Innovation Team
Get insights and recommendations for innovation leaders seeking to get the most out of digital tools, and also for tool developers seeking to build productive relationships with those leaders.
CxOs & Innovation
In April 2020, we began planning this research initiative, CxOs and Innovation. It will consist of two mini-reports, interviews with corporate leaders, and thought leadership essays by our sponsor, KPMG LLP. The objective: to be helpful to C-Suite leaders and those professionals responsible for driving innovation inside large organizations.
The Changing Role of the InnoLead
How is the mandate for corporate innovation professionals evolving? What outcomes are C-suite leaders expecting? How does diversity, equity, and inclusion connect to innovation? This research report, part of our “CxOs & Innovation” series, features quantitative data and interviews with executives at Johnson & Johnson, Stanley Black & Decker, John…
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.
State of Innovation 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic has led to shelter-in-place orders and sharply reduced economic activity, innovators are wondering about what the future could look like for their teams, organizations, and industries. To better understand what’s happening in corporate innovation and R&D right now, we fielded a survey from April 27-May 4,…
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…
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? 
Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2020
Data, insights, and advice from more than 200 of your peers to help you overcome innovation challenges.
Startup Engagement: Best Practices for Large Organizations
Learn how some of the top-performing organizations in the world design strategies to engage with startups.