Driving Successful Innovation Outcomes

When your ready to engage the tech community we can tailor an approach to meet your business needs and innovation goals. There are lots of ways to be innovative in the tech community. You might be interested in some of these activities:

Find Talent

TCH-softedge+ 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 at specific universities or tech-communities. Our tech network can reach 1569767 academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and startups targeting anyone of 453+ universities, institutes, and organizations and 43+ startup-rich technical communities.

+ Talent engagement. Develop innovation challenges and scout for talent at universities and tech-communities of your choice. When you find the talent you are interested in, bring them into your organization through an internship program to work on the challenge. This is also a great strategy to create innovation outposts.

Establish Innovation Hubs in startup-rich tech cities. Scout talent in cities of interest. Set your talent up in local labs to work on your innovations, as well as be local tech scouts for you, identifying and reporting on relevant startups and interesting technologies they find.

Access Knowledge

workshop-notes+ Knowledge building workshops bring together Senior Leaders in companies with Researchers 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 emerging tech subject matter knowledge.

+ Leverage innovation labs space or offsite meetings to become part of the tech community ecosystem and be among entrepreneurs and startups.

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

Corporate Accelerators

Corporate Accelerators bring the tech community around strategic focus areas important to you and your clients or customers. Some examples of strategic focus areas might include, artificial intelligence, connected communities, next-generation logistics, advanced vehicles, sports innovation, and workplace safety.

Different from other accelerator models we organize a cohort of companies to co-create together by articulating business needs that we 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 to consider and engage the tech community seeking knowledge, talent, or solutions.