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How to deal with multinationals to develop your idea

Posted 3 years ago

Collaborating with a larger organisation can be a shorter route to get your idea onto the market sooner. I’m the interim CEO of a start-up company…

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Pitch, don't chuck

Posted 3 years ago

What are you really expected to do when you’re asked or instructed to ‘pitch’ an idea? Search the usual sources and you’ll find a range…

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10 questions to quiz an innovation advisor

Posted 3 years ago

The explosion in innovation advisor number and types over the past two years has been amazing. We have met innovation lawyers, innovation accountants, start-up business…

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Why failing fast doesn't teach us anything

Posted 3 years ago

You’ve no doubt heard the mantra 'Fail Fast, Fail Often'. If you have a start-up or an innovation project, turning this mantra into a mandate…

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5 Ways to Engage Successfully with Start-ups

Posted 3 years ago

Many of our corporate clients are concerned about the disruptive impact that start-up companies will have on their industries, either now or in the future.…

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What are ‘idea pathways’?

Posted 3 years ago

Can a process idea and a product idea follow the same pathway? Stage gates are integral to most innovation systems, but many organisations fall into…

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Why Innovation Systems Fail

Posted 3 years ago

Is your innovation program going to fail? Our biggest concern with all the hype about innovation at the moment is that in three years’ time…

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Are you really collaborating or just connecting?

Posted 3 years ago

Collaboration has become a bonafide buzzword. Its meaning is turning fuzzy, so often interchanged with cooperation, connecting, networking. Maybe that’s why a lot of organisations…

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Assumptions vs Facts – the difference start-ups don’t often get

Posted 3 years ago

I’m often asked 'what is commercialisation?' and my standard response is that it’s about replacing assumptions with facts. Then I often have to explain what…

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