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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If your organization is focused on adjacent, incremental or breakthrough technologies you will need a strong scouting team to get the work done. It all begins with budget planning and understanding your market. From there you can make the right decisions on the people, process and technology needed to succeed and ensure that the go to market is a success. In the Harvard Business Review article, Managing Your Innovation Portfolio, the data revealed that companies that allocated about 70% of their innovation activity to core initiatives, 20% to adjacent ones, and 10% to transformational ones outperformed their peers, typically realizing a P/E premium of 10% to 20%.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] 1. Hire a Dedicated Scouting Team: # of team members (2-5 people)   Building a scouting team requires a staff including a Product Manager/Portfolio Analyst, Innovation Manager, and a research team to perform the scouting functions needed to support the effort. We have researched these roles...

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Welcome to our “Technology Scouting Must Haves” mini blog post series. For years, businesses have had to perform Technology Scouting the same old way, with a long drawn-out, and very manual, process. Year-over-year, we talk to hundreds of R&D and Innovation experts across multiple industries and we want to share with you what we hear, time-and-time again. During this mini blog post series we’ll introduce common pain points experts talk about often. We’ll identify the technology scouting must haves and the new solutions that exist today....

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innovation solutions

Innovation can also come in the form of new types of services that offer improvements on old ways of doing things, meet previously unidentified needs or fill gaps in the market. More often, innovation solutions use technology to support and dispatch new services...

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innovation and growth leadership summit speakers (2)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Announcing Innovation & Growth Leadership Summit Speakers Lineup [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today we are excited to announce the Innovation and Growth Leadership Summit Speakers. The conference date is February 27-28, 2018 and will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. The speaker lineup includes:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="15px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Quinault Childs, Research Manage, Food Futures Lab   Quinault is a research manager in IFTF's Food Futures Lab. He comes from a background in food and agriculture entrepreneurship, which most recently includes co-founding a company that uses insects to upcycle food waste into animal feed. He is fascinated by applying systems thinking to explore the interconnected nature of food and society, using storytelling as education, and encouraging everyone to become more adventurous eaters. Quinault holds a B.S. in Human Factors Engineering and an M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment—both from Tufts University in Boston, MA.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="40px"][vc_column_text]Karen Stanton, Global Marketing & Branding Director at International Flavors & Fragrances   A dynamic and energetic leader and change...

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