What were the most popular reports, case studies, and resources that the Innovation Leader team produced in 2019? We pulled the data! Below, you’ll find the five most popular pieces of content, along with five reccomended by our editorial team. 

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2019’s Most Popular Articles & Reports

An Annotated Map of 50 Corporate Innovation Hubs in Silicon Valley

Our list of sites for “big company” innovation in the Bay Area looks at the region though the lens of public companies investing in R&D, innovation, or corporate venture capital. Read »

(P.S. We’ll be visiting Silicon Valley on February 27, 2020 for our Deep Dive event on scouting emerging technology and trends. Learn more here.)

The 25 Best Anti-Innovation Quotes Ever

Many of history’s most respected intellectuals — not just the senior leadership at your company — have said silly things about new ideas that had not yet realized their potential. Read »

Top Global Hotspots for Corporate Innovation

For our list of the top cities for corporate innovation around the world, we examined an array of factors that create a constructive context for big companies that want to engage in ecosystems outside of their home turf. Read »

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? And if you’re adding new positions to your team, what should their compensation packages look like? Those are the central questions of our 2019 compensation survey. Read »

These Are the Things That Kill Innovation Initiatives

We compiled this list, with input from current and former innovation executives, as well as consultants who have watched programs coalesce and (occasionally) disband. Read »

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Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2020 Report

If you work in the realms of innovation, R&D, or strategy within a large organization, you already know that making change happen and delivering tangible business results is incredibly difficult. The latest edition of Benchmarking Innovation Impact collects data, insights, and advice from more than 200 of your peers to help you overcome your challenges. Read »

Pointers: Getting an Innovation Program Started 

For this edition of Pointers, we asked our partners to share their best advice on how to get an innovation program started—from creating the right culture, to setting up a corporate accelerator, to understanding which habits and practices you might need to leave behind. Read »

How Coca-Cola Created the Soda Fountain of the Future

The inside story how how a skunkworks team of Coca-Cola engineers created the Freestyle soda fountain back in 2007 — from initial insight to alpha test to Version 2.0. Read »

Innovation at The Nature Conservancy: Growing Impact, Not Profits

Jennifer Chin of The Nature Conservancy discusses the organization’s Sustainability Accelerator, and what corporates can learn from nonprofits… Read »

Podcast: How Royal Caribbean is Deploying New Technologies

Once you’ve identified some promising technologies, how do you test and deploy them in the real world? To find out, we went inside Royal Caribbean’s innovation lab in Miami and on board their ship, Navigator of the Seas, to see the company’s digital transformation in action. Listen »