Research Reports

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    Digitizing the Innovation Team

    2020-08-21T21:18:00Z

    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.

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    CxOs & Innovation

    2020-08-10T23:13:00Z

    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.

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    What the Future Looks Like

    2020-06-10T13:14:00Z

    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.

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    State of Innovation 2020

    2020-05-11T15:25:00Z

    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, 2020.

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    Changing Culture in Large Organizations

    2020-03-30T13:20:00Z

    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

    2019-12-11T15:07:00Z

    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

    2019-10-21T13:00:00Z

    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

    2019-09-16T16:21:00Z

    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?

    2016-11-17T17:02:00Z

    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.