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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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Your Stage-Gate process has holes and the fix is hiding in plain sight

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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Enhance your innovation cycle by knowing customers, competitors and collaborators

Research by CEB reveals that the top priority of R&D leaders is to beat competitors to market with big innovations—but 90% of them also believe their pipelines are slow at turning ideas into successful products. According to the same research, R&D managers report that one third of their projects are behind schedule. Enhancing the innovation cycle is not just about speed to market, it’s also about ensuring your product is profitable so that R&D resources aren’t wasted.

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How does IP data from patents supercharge R&D?

 

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What makes the best TTO and industry collaborators so successful at innovation?

Arundeep Pradhan, former president of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), published on 14 August 2017 an article titled, “Licensing efficiency of academic technology transfer: are there better indicators?”

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GE Fuse: What Modernised Open Innovation Can Teach Traditional R&D

A quote often misattributed to Charles Darwin goes something like, “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.”

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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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