Corporate Innovation | Accelerated

We believe in needs based innovation. That means starting with a business need. Working with our corporate partners we understand the challenges behind their business needs and explore how best the tech community can be engaged to accelerate solutions. 

Together we set a goal and make an innovation plan to solve their challenges. Then acting as a community facilitator, we tailor and facilitate events, accelerators, knowledge building workshops, tech scouting, patents, and talent engagement opportunities to drive successful innovation outcomes in the tech community. 

We Help Companies Access And Innovate In The Tech Community

    • Start with a business need
    • Explore ways to engage the tech community
    • Create an innovation plan
    • Capture competitive advantage
    • Drive successful innovation outcomes
    • Access a global technical community
    • Accelerate speed to market
    • Increase successful innovation outcomes

Explore What’s Possible

TCH-bulbLet's start your innovation journey by collaborating around a business need that is important to your organization.

Together we will set a goal and proceed to discover how leveraging the technical community fits and helps accelerate reaching the goal.

The deliverable is an innovation roadmap which we will be ready to implement with you detailing how best to engage the technical community.

We develop this roadmap with you in a sprint measured in a couple weeks. Together we will learn what's possible by:

+ Analyzing a business need to understand your current state, challenges, and envision with you what a successful innovation outcome looks like. Together we will set a goal and assess how we can reach the goal.

Patent Landscape+ Landscaping trends and patent study will illuminate industry players and white-space possibilities. Together we will gain an understanding of the broader opportunity by exploring the macro trends moving markets and shaping consumer habits. We link trends with recent patenting activity to uncover where patentable competitive advantage opportunities exist and propose how they can captured. We have lots of patent how-to experience in this area.

Trigger Tech Community Engagement+ Exploring ways to engage the technical community. Events, accelerators, tech scouting, and talent engagement opportunities are some of the ways to trigger activity in the the technical community. Together we will explore how you can reach your goal quicker by creating triggers that will promote technical community engagement around your business needs and challenges.

+ Delivering an innovation roadmap which summarizes study findings. The roadmap is a customized actionable plan focused on solving your business needs and accelerate reaching your innovation goals by strategically engaging the technical community. Each challenge is different and there are lots of ways to engage the tech community such as scouting, events, talent engagement, and accelerators.

Engage The Tech Community

Tailored to your specific needs, implementation of an innovation plan might include some of these activities:

corp-team+ Scouting across universities and startup rich tech communities can identify research and startup opportunities. We turn a business need into a company anonymous, non-confidential challenge brief that we then socialize in the tech community. Challenges can be shared broadly or targeted to specific universities or tech-communities.

Our tech network can reach 1542272 academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and startups at 450+ universities, institutes, and organizations and in 43+ startup-rich technical communities.

tech-community-se+ Corporate Accelerators bring our clients together with the tech community around a strategic focus area. Different from other accelerator models we organize a cohort of companies that can articulate business needs which we then convert into innovation challenges and scout using our open innovation network.

This model is very flexible and allows participants to have a continuous stream of business needs which creates a steady flow of opportunities in which to engage the tech community seeking knowledge, talent, or solutions. You can start you own accelerator or join one that is already running. More information on corporate accelerators appears here.

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+ Events drive tech community participation. Attracting talent, growing community, and building brand equity are a couple ways well designed events can accelerate innovation.

+ Knowledge building workshops bring together Senior Leaders in companies with Researcher who know a whole lot about emerging tech areas.

Pick an area of importance to your company. Let us scout to find knowledgeable Researchers working in that space. We then bring the groups together in a workshop format to learn from each other and help your Senior Leaders build some subject matter knowledge.

 + Protecting ideas is important in open innovation environments. This is an area we can help by identify opportunities and work with you protect your ideas before going into the tech community seeking solutions.

+ Knowledge and insights labs for talent engagement. Develop innovation challenges and scout for talent at universities and tech-communities of your choice. When you find talent you are interested in engaging, perhaps through an internship program, you set them up in one of their home town labs to work on you innovation challenges. The talent and lab become a remote touch point and part of your external network. We call these knowledge and insights labs.

Podcast

NFBR Pre-Show!We recently had the opportunity to talk corporate innovation and the Greater Atlanta technical community.

At an increasing rate, corporations are successfully engaging with researchers and startups to accelerate their innovation programs. It is about increasing successful innovation outcomes. Launching more, researching less, and accessing the brightest talent.

Hear what can happen when the recipe for innovation success is just right and how it can be part of your corporate journey. Podcast show

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Contact Us

Contact us to discuss your innovation needs.

TechConnectHub.com, 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092