World Incubation Summit 2019

May 20 8 Reasons Incubators and Accelerators Attend the World Incubation Summit

Activate Your Innovation with the World Incubation Summit 2019 (WIS19) Attending a conference, symposium, or industry event is exciting on a personal and professional level. The networking and experience are invaluable for your program, but you need to justify the time away from daily responsibilities and the cost, which is easy with a quality event […]

May 10 Download: Lessons in Corporate Innovation – 7 Case Studies on Activation with UBI Global

Activate Corporate Innovation Join us as we tell our journey through seven compelling areas of innovation featuring real-world case studies of corporations that relied on UBI Global research and partners to gain a better understanding of the global innovation landscape. We know that innovation is top of mind for businesses looking to stay competitive. In […]

5 Reasons Corporations Seek Startups for an Innovation Infusion

May 06 5 Reasons Corporations Seek Startups for an Innovation Infusion

A Question of Innovation… Corporations may recognize that they could use a good dose of innovation, and some seek startups as a shortcut to creative thinking. They may become enamored by a startup’s product, service, or even social focus. However, they must understand that an investment in time and money needs a more solid justification. […]

2018 Year in Review: The Global Innovation Landscape – of and by Corporations

Nov 28 2018 Year in Review: The Global Innovation Landscape –  of and by Corporations

The Corporate Challenge: How to gain and maintain competitive advantage? Our 2018 Year in Review looks back at the innovation landscape with a focus on corporations. After all, what types of innovation these players want; where they invest their resources; and what they ultimately bring to market, influences activities by business incubators and accelerators—and their […]

How Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing For Innovation

Oct 26 How Corporations Embrace Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing For Innovation

Anyone doing business today knows that the rules change regularly, making it difficult to keep up with the latest trends. Startups in particular keep turning their heads to follow the next great opportunity. When working with startups, keep in mind the words of Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn founder and investor in all things tech, who said, […]

Best Practices for Successful Incubator-Corporation Partnership

Aug 22 Best Practices for Successful Incubator-Corporation Partnership

Incubators and corporates collaborate for many reasons, not the least of which are funding, expertise, networking and innovation. During this collaboration, many partnerships face challenges that can make or break the relationship. There may be a culture clash, struggle for control or even a search for independence that can distract from the main goal. Fortunately, […]

Jul 02 Local Connectedness: What is it and why is Google interested?

As a professional in the corporate world, your “to do” list is longer than your daily agenda. On top of this, you are expected to network with peers, stakeholders and competitors. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to create that connected ecosystem that all the professional development magazines tell you […]

Nov 17 4 Steps to Develop a Startup – Corporate Accelerator Collaboration

Corporate accelerators are a link between corporations and startup companies that provide benefits to both sides. Corporations who participate in business accelerators gain new, exciting innovation, growth within their market, new market opportunities and a rejuvenation of their company culture thanks to the startup collaboration. Startups, in turn, receive resources to drive their company forward, […]

Nov 10 5 Lessons for Corporations for Better Collaboration with Startups

Need for New Ideas One thing about the business landscape that has proven to always be true is that it is an ever-changing, dynamic set of rules that gets re-written often. The consumer wants and needs to grow and evolve, with technology and innovation rising up to meet the requirements. When working with a startup, […]

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