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Successful open innovation
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Successful open innovation tactics

Companies applying the right tools and processes for successful open innovation are better equipped than competition to meet the many challenges ahead.

Innovation watching and tech scouting
Open Innovation – bringing the outside in 2560 1708 Ingrid Willems

Open Innovation – bringing the outside in

Corporates that want to stay ahead of their market, can’t just rely on own internal knowledge and resources. Collaboration across the boundaries of their own organisation is crucial to drive…

Engage in Ecosystem Strategies to Stay Relevant and Gain Market Share 5760 3840 Ingrid Willems

Engage in Ecosystem Strategies to Stay Relevant and Gain Market Share

Changing circumstances drive companies to rethink their product and service offering, to develop new partnerships, innovate their value chains and to engage in a broader ecosystem that will boost their competitive strength.

CleanTech innovations require an ecosystem approach 8192 5881 Ingrid Willems

CleanTech innovations require an ecosystem approach

Earth’s climate is changing faster than the planet can adapt. A global zeitgeist of risk and insecurity has emerged. The 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identify the moral and…

Competitive Intelligence
Benefits you get from building competitive intelligence 1600 1066 Ingrid Willems

Benefits you get from building competitive intelligence

Recent studies showed that 89% of the participants recognize competitive intelligence as a strategic asset, a must-have. But why? What are the benefits of competitive intelligence? Can it help you…

Competitive Intelligence leads to more consistent business decisions 3654 5473 Ingrid Willems

Competitive Intelligence leads to more consistent business decisions

Competitive intelligence is often neglected. Although executives confirm that gathering, analyzing, consolidating and sharing intelligence about sweet spot customers, competitors, strategic partners supports them in strategic decision making. What is…

The Future belongs to ecosystems 3989 2992 Ingrid Willems

The Future belongs to ecosystems

We are no longer living in a “fast-changing world,” but rather a VUCA environment — Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. Companies who do not adequately prepare for this world cannot…

Innovation is not a sprint but a marathon 3032 3790 Ingrid Willems

Innovation is not a sprint but a marathon

An “outside-in” customer-centric approach is a systematic way to drive sustainable innovation. Customer value creation is the key to success. Gaining situational awareness is mandatory when embarking on new ventures…

Situational awareness: discover the most important element of your business plan 3660 4575 Ingrid Willems

Situational awareness: discover the most important element of your business plan

A business plan is a necessary tool if you want to grow in a sustainable way. Too often it is seen as a required document, put together, before you go…