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    List of Corporate-Supported Startup Accelerators

    A spreadsheet describing 25 startup accelerators either run by corporations or with substantial corporate involvement, across industries like aerospace, retail, and tech. Includes a shorter list of corporate accelerators that are defunct or on hiatus.

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    Home Depot: Actual Intelligence Built on A.I.

    Overview of how Home Depot is approaching artificial intelligence, given the complexity of many home improvement projects. Includes three lessons learned so far.

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    Worksheet for Scouting Trends and Emerging Technologies

    The goal of this worksheet, a component of Innovation Leader's 2017 research report on scouting trends and emerging tech, is to help you think through some of the key questions, participants, risks, and indicators of success when you are setting up or seeking to improve a scouting operation.

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    11 Major Barriers to Innovation, with Proposed Solutions

    Building a successful and enduring innovation program requires that you identify the barriers that may inhibit progress — ideally, before you smash into them at full speed. Working to predict and mitigate the key barriers can make the business more accepting of new ideas. Below are eleven of the most ...

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    CEOs & Innovation: Four Archetypes

    From the Fall 2017 issue of Innovation Leader’s magazine, this one-pager captures the different kinds of CEO personalities when it comes to innovation, including the Visionary, the Cheerleader, and the Advocate. 

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    Idea Evaluation Scorecard

    This offers a complete system for logging, screening, classifying, and scoring ideas that an innovation group might devote resources to. Developed by Aaron Proietti, former SVP of Innovation at Transamerica, it’s an Excel spreadsheet that can be easily adapted for your own use.

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    Anthem: Flavors of Innovation

    Two slides lay out a great way to think about various initiatives, or “flavors of innovation,” that a company might pursue, from a cultural initiative to a workshop series to a venture fund to a spin-out company.

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    Innovation Maturity Guide: Five Stages of Innovation Evolution

    What does progress look like when you’re the team tasked with doing the new stuff? It’s a question that comes up at most of our in-person gatherings. What are the characteristics of each stage of innovation, the things you ought to be focusing on, and the risks that you may ...

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    Six Types of Innovation Lab & the Pros and Cons

    This one-page PDF lays out the six primary types of innovation labs we’ve seen, as well as the pros and cons of each and examples of companies that have launched them.  

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    BNY Mellon: Global Innovation Centers Overview

    Short overview of BNY Mellon’s network of innovation centers, their approach, and focus.    

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    Making the Case for Innovation

    Annotated presentation to help you define the vision for innovation; create a financial justification for investment; detail the benefits; discuss the competitive landscape; set up success milestones; and more. Developed for Innovation Leader by Aaron Proietti, former SVP/Innovation at Transamerica.

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    Sample Monthly Progress Report

    This “straw man” report is designed to provide holistic, near-continuous feedback to stakeholders so that the organization can ensure that the best innovation investment decisions are being made. You can use this template to fit various types of work, from experiments to bigger projects to cultural work to business unit-specific ...

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    Anthem: Innovation Studio

    An overview of Anthem’s innovation approach, team and process. Anthem, based in Indiana, is is the largest for-profit managed health care company in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.   

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    ECMC Group: Director of Innovation Job Description

    A short description outlining the responsibilities of the director of innovation at ECMC Group, one of 35 Federal Family Education Loan Program Guarantors.  

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    Armstrong: Front End and New Product Development Process Flow Charts

    A one-slide document mapping out Armstrong’s processes around front-end and new product development. Armstrong is a manufacturer of flooring products.  

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    Boeing: Innovation Day Pitch Deck

    A slide deck template for participants in Boeing’s Innovation Day competition.  

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    Medtronic: Innovation Framework

    A one-page overview of the company’s innovation framework, from “Needs Definition / Idea Submission” through to “Transfer to Program Development.”  

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    Altria: Ideas to Impact Framework

    A short presentation identifying how the publicly-traded tobacco products company uses its insights to imagine, identify, and capitalize on business opportunities.  

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    Chamberlain Group: Global Innovation Overview

    A well-designed and informative presentation outlining the company’s innovation efforts. Chamberlain manufactures residential garage door openers and gate entry systems  

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    Medtronic: Innovation Briefing

    A general overview of the medical device company’s innovation efforts entitled “Meaningful Innovation for the 21st Century.”