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Salvaging Genius: Reviving rejected Innovation projects with the Stage-Gate Model

From From trash to treasure: A checklist to identify high-potential NPD projects from previously rejected projects, Qin, Jian and van der Rhee, Bo in Technovation (2021). In the ever-changing landscape of today, companies need to ensure that they continue to innovate to create long-term sustainable advantage. New Project Developments projects (NPD projects) are the cornerstone …

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Understanding Digital Transformation: Have You Been Using The Term Correctly?

From Developing a Unified Definition of Digital Transformation by Gong, Cheng and Ribière, Vincent at Technovation (2021). Watch our video on Digital Transformation by Reese Lim With the rise of technology and modernization, it’s common nowadays to hear new jargons that pop up here and there. Although some professionals and academics take time to understand …

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Building Innovation Capabilities through the Academe

In recent years, a growing number of degrees centered on innovation have emerged. These innovation degrees are being offered by major educational institutions, universities, and business schools around the world.  The programs seek to provide innovators with the skills needed to identify emerging signals, trends, and business opportunities. These programs also help innovators develop their …

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The Rise of Venture Builders

The takeover of startups threatens the existence of traditional business models. As with most competitive markets, the fast-paced displacement of large institutions is real and apparent. It is being filled with startup empires, turning it into an innovation-driven environment that most companies had feared.  But as the space has evolved over the past few decades, …

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Journey of a Startup: The Story of Airbnb

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”  – Steve Jobs Creating a startup business is no easy task and requires many skills to succeed, such as the Founder’s Skills. On top of having excellent leadership skills, a founder needs a skilled team that can …

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The State of CVCs Globally

The State of Global Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) and Corporate Accelerators Corporate Venture Capital Large companies have long seen the value in Corporate Venture Capital and the many benefits it brings to corporations, both strategically and financially. Corporate venture capital is the practice of directly investing corporate funds into external startup companies, usually done through …

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