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Corporate Venturing: How Much to Wait Before Killing an Opportunity? (Breaking Up with a Start-up)

February 5, 2019 • INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Mª Julia Prats, Josemaria Siota, Isabel Martinez-Monche, Yair Martinez, and Celeste Saccomano   Corporate venturing – the collaborative framework between established corporations and innovative start-ups – continues emerging at speed (a recent 42% increase in some cases). Prestigious companies such as AT&T, Schneider Electric, Intel,

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Rethinking Future Higher Education

January 31, 2019 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Paweł Rowinski, Claudio Cisullo, Courtney Abraham and Jan Klimek “Education is a sustainable way for cultural change and transformation.”   The world around us has already changed dramatically, and the pace is

Design Thinking: Eight Mistakes to Avoid

January 21, 2019 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Business Process, Design Thinking, Emerging Ideas, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Josemaria Siota and Thomas Klueter When properly implemented, design thinking can result in higher success rate for innovation. However, one of our studies states that 63% of those involved in innovation processes said design thinking initiatives had not

Building Sustainability into Real Estate

November 20, 2018 • INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Climate Change, Emerging Ideas, Social ImpactComments (0)

By Joanna Radeke, Alexander Boether, and Alexandre Bezzera Both residents and shareholders enjoy the right returns when real estate companies collaborate and innovate for environmental solutions, according to a research project done by the Center for

Corporate Venturing: Challenges and best practices of large firms innovating with start-ups

October 18, 2018 • INNOVATION, Business Model, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Mª Julia Prats, Josemaria Siota, Celeste Saccomano Tommaso Canonici  and Xavier Contijoch Innovation in large corporations, particularly the practice of corporate venturing to innovate with start-ups, is emerging at great speed, increasing the

What Governments Need to Understand About Ethical AI

September 18, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Ideas, Europe's recovery is possible. This is how…Comments (0)

By Josh Entsminger, Dr. Mark Esposito, Dr. Terence Tse, and Danny Goh The increasing application of artificial intelligence across the value chain reflects that such a technological development provides competitive advantages to enterprises. However, as

Fintech: a Force for Disrupting and Democratising Financial Services

August 25, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Artificial Intelligence, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Entrepreneurship, Future of BusinessComments (0)

Fintech is like a snowball on a hill that is getting bigger and bigger and changing finance tremendously. London-based entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya is well acquainted with this scene; particularly with fintech’s ability to disrupt and democratise

An Innovator’s Midsummer Dream Come True

July 5, 2018 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Model, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Ulrich A.K. Betz , VP, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubator, Merck   Organisations are eagerly looking for new ways to boost their innovation capabilities and open innovation is a widely accepted paradigm to achieve this goal. The Merck

Mining Actionable Information with Smart Capture: INTERVIEW WITH ENNO LUECKEL, EPHESOFT

June 9, 2018 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

Companies collect tons of data nowadays, but most of them do not yet profit from that treasure. The situation can be compared to the peak of the California Gold Rush: all of the easily accessible gold had been recovered already and mining the rest had become

Five Leadership Lessons that will Help you Boost Productivity

May 29, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, TECHNOLOGY, Business Process, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Deborah Sherry Today, businesses are presented with a plethora of opportunities arising from digital transformation. However, not all business leaders know how they can turn such opportunities into tangible value for their organisation. The lingering