Understanding the Innovation Landscape
Innovation is a key focus for businesses looking to stay competitive. Many corporations hunt for new ways to gain an edge and have noticed that there are lots of exciting actors in their local (and even wider) innovation ecosystem.
But how does one begin to understand this far-reaching and dynamic innovation industry?
Through information. In our latest installment of our Insights Series, we discuss how companies Activate Business Intelligence as a first step to tapping into the exciting innovation ecosystem.
Getting at quality information enables corporations to make informed decisions with which to base their actions.
Download Activate Business Intelligence, for a closer look. Case Study #3 highlights how Intesa Sanpaolo and A.T. Kearney sought insight into the complex innovation landscape to support their business offerings.
Overall, the report provides a thought-provoking look at how large organizations are identifying and embracing innovative startups through impactful collaborations.
Local Innovation Ecosystems, Global Trends
Intessa Sanpaolo Group, the leading provider of financial products and services in Italy, needed some business intelligence specifically around
emerging trends in Fintech, data security, identification, blockchain, voice technology, 5G, quantum computing, AI, and other verticals in financial innovation.
A.T. Kearney, a global management-consulting firm with 60 offices in more than 40 countries, publishes the Global City Index. In this report, they map innovation ecosystems and present information on the respective startup scenes.
Both companies needed a credible source to understand the business incubators and accelerators, and local dynamics. They also wanted to identify startups and innovation trends.
Earlier this year, we introduced The 2019 Innovation Landscape to provide an overview of sectors and startups set to disrupt the market.
In sum, companies understand that insight would help their own teams be innovative, as well as, support their business ambitions. The trick is to find the right, knowledgable partner to teach and guide.
The latest installment of our Insights Series, Activate Business Intelligence discusses how UBI Global helped both companies get smarter with business intelligence- and why smart decisions should be based on targeted insights.
Innovation Research and Insights
Interest from corporations into the world of business incubators and accelerators- and their associated startups- is evident. However, where innovation is happening, in what areas, and by whom is not as clear to the untrained eye.
This is why it is important to engage with a guide that knows the players in the worldwide innovation ecosystem.
This guide must be skilled in analyzing and benchmarking the actors.
Besides insightful reports that rank the world’s best business incubators and accelerators, or spotlight top startups, UBI Global prepares custom analysis based on corporations’ specific questions. Knowledge is based on biennial studies of the innovation ecosystem called The World Benchmark Study.
Additionally, bespoke research and consulting is a service offered to support corporations’ ambitions. Whereas some companies look to engage with the right actors (incubators and startups), others look to pinpoint up-and-coming tech hotspots.
UBI Global is dedicated to enabling worldwide collaborations that impact innovation. Our network, supported by original research and proprietary benchmarking methods, consists of over 1200 incubators and accelerators located in over 90 countries. Our members represent over 20,000 startups worldwide!
Download Activate Business Intelligence.
Previous Installments of the UBI Global Insight Series:
Oct 12, 2020 Corporation Meets Startup!
UBI Global Matches Corporations to Programs in our Global Community and their Startups! This is how YOUR program can participate! From boosting brand awareness to creating new innovation ecosystems, corporations seek innovative startup partnerships for many reasons. UBI Global is a regular facilitator for corporate innovation teams, using our expert methodology to find the most […]
Oct 04, 2019 The Question is… What is the Question?
What methods do corporations use to seek startup partners? Technology has leveled the playing field of business. Today’s startups are just as likely to come up with the next innovation that consumers “must-have” as a corporate innovation team. It’s all about having the right idea at the right time – and the resources to make […]