Are You Seeking To Innovate More In The Tech Community?
Engaging with organizations to identify and commercialize breakthrough innovation opportunities, we analyze business challenges, identify competitive advantaged opportunities, patent protect ideas, architect innovative solutions, and organize entrepreneurial talent from the technical community to build, deploy, and as needed operate the solution.
Don't waste your time and budget sitting at events or running around trying to meet startups, let's be innovative together and accelerate your successful innovation outcomes. We will collaborate with you to execute tailored innovation strategies to help you reach your innovation goals.
Delivering External Innovation Services You Need
Identify Breakthrough Opportunities | Patent Engineering | Open Innovation
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Are you ready to anticipate your industry's next move, find new business models, build a story to sell internally, or identify a competitive advantaged position ahead of your competitors? We have developed a very entrepreneurial methodology for discovering and capturing breakthrough ideas.
+ Capture breakthrough invention opportunities through a patent/macro-trend study with workshop. Results create an idea map and patent strategy.
+ Facilitated invention capture workshops are a great way to explore opportunity areas that are important to a business.
+ Landscapes that illuminate white-space and competitive advantaged opportunities.
+ Macro-trends analysis explore the interrelationships between Consumer, Technical, and Business insights and link relevant social trends with patentable ideas to envision and capture the future.
Your business needs a patent strategy. An in-house program is flexible and can be designed right into your innovation processes. Bringing the creation of patent applications closer to your technical team gets them involved in the process which in turn makes better quality patent applications. Shorten the distance between conceiving and protecting a breakthrough idea. Patent more, pay less, break the by-the-hour law model.
+ Fractional IP services to draft and prosecute patent applications.
+ Engaging senior and technical leaders to be part of the process.
+ Workshops to harvest ideas in your company.
+ Strategies to bundle ideas, protecting more in fewer applications.
+ Building patent portfolios for licensing, industry disruption, blocking competitors, and protecting your own innovations.
Scouting and Innovation outposting are open innovation strategies that put (low cost) tech talent interns to work on your innovation challenges. Use them to establish a global tech-scouting presence in startup-rich tech communities and at top-tier institutes.
+ Scout a job description as an innovation challenge and find top-talent looking to deliver a solution.
+ Find talent globally; keep them local to provide a tech-scouting point-of-presence in desirable geographies and universities/institutes.
+ Build a trusted tech-scouting network in multiple geographies/institutes.
+ Import top tech-talent through your organization’s existing intern program.
+ Leverage low-cost, highly skilled tech-talent interns to grow your organization’s capabilities.
Different from other accelerator models, we organize a company and at least one of their partners or clients into a cohort to co-create together around a strategic focus area by articulating business needs that we convert into innovation challenges and scout using our open innovation network TechConnectHub.com.
+ Stakeholders are organized into a cohort (i.e. like clients, partners, business units, or other corporates).
+ Business needs are identified and refined into innovation challenges.
+ Innovation challenges are rapidly scouted in the tech community to access knowledge, talent, and technical solutions from startups and researchers. The process repeats as new business needs are identified.
+ Pick from what is found, Partner with what’s of interest, and Pilot with stakeholders to accelerate innovation. Bring opportunities into the lab to be developed.
We organize entrepreneurial talent from the technical community to build, deploy, and as needed operate the solutions. In sourcing talent from the technical community, such activities can be organized to support a company’s women, inclusive, or other entrepreneurship initiatives.
+ Bring your ideas into our innovation lab, and develop solutions.
+ Overcoming frustration, sometimes executives know exactly what to do and just can't make innovation happen inside their organizations.
+ Be your own startup. We like to partner with executives transitioning (or thinking of transitioning) out of corporations who have great ideas of their own.
Join the mission to create 100,000 innovation opportunities for entrepreneurs that deliver a meaningful business impact by bringing companies with needs together with entrepreneurs who have solutions.
+ The Business Need | Anonymous and non-confidential business needs are received from corporate executives and crafted into innovation challenges that are then shared in the technical community.
+ The Solution | Entrepreneurs develop concepts for products and solutions that solve the innovation challenges.
+ The Meeting | Executives and entrepreneurs meet anonymously at the Big Genius Idea Pitch Expo Event. If an executive likes what they see, a product development team can collaborate in a product review to bring the idea to life.