Innovation programs that engage with employees, customers, suppliers or the world (open innovation) are great but only the large multinationals seem to super charge their innovation programs through technology scouting.
There seems to be a perception that technology scouting is too hard to do; or only identifies early stage technologies that need a lot of R&D to bring them to market. This however is not the case.
Too hard? – Not when engaging organisations that have the contacts. The Impact Innovation Group regularly scouts for small, medium, large and multinational companies.
Too early? – Not always the case. While some technologies are early stage there are a number of others that are very close to market for the right partner.
Whether using ideation style innovation platforms or running innovation workshops – supercharge your program by introducing a technology scouting element. Contact us to find out how.