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How to build a superstar R&D team, according to the former VP of R&D at Medtronic

Every innovative company wants its inventions to lead the pack (and market). But to get there, you need to build an R&D team with the right balance of skills and aptitudes. According to the VP of Innovation and R&D collaboration at Thermo Fisher Scientific, “one of the biggest challenges in coming up with next generation technology is finding the right talent to do so.”

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PatSnap platform upgrade: licensee locator, non-patent literature, patent family tree & new homepage

 

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Your R&D might be worth more than you think, thanks to innovation incentives

Most businesses underestimate what they can claim from innovation incentives. According to the Telegraph, 40% of active companies in the UK generate some form of innovation, yet most business owners have no idea that they qualify for R&D tax credits.

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Overcoming the limitations of stage-gate in new product development (NPD)

The Stage-Gate process can be defined as a framework where large innovation programmes are divided into phases (stage). Each phase is preceded by a review session (gate), where ideas are assessed and deemed worthy of further development or not.  

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Top 3 Tech M&As of 2017: Identifying Threats & Opportunities Using IP Data

Every M&A deal happens because a company wants something and it thinks that acquiring another company (or type of company) will lead to the desired outcome. This article will explain how the acquiring company can use intellectual property (IP) data to:

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PatSnap platform upgrade: smarter decisions with extended families & standard-essential patents

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Businesses that own no patents use patent data to increase revenue, so why don’t you?

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How to solve R&D productivity challenges: 10 innovators share their strategies

It's no secret that R&D and innovation teams are being squeezed harder—as explained in our article on the benefits of R&D collaboration, productivity stats aren't exactly eye-watering.

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Struggling to build a culture of innovation? Maybe it’s you, not them

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mitch Ditkoff, an innovation culture consultant who has worked with GE`s Crotonville Management Development Center, Fuqua School of Business and several Fortune 500 companies.

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