Open innovation: can it really work?

Opening your soft, R&D underbelly to a collaborator can be risky and run counter-intuitive to your instincts. How do you protect your intellectual property? How do you decide which projects to invest the not-inconsiderable time and resources needed to explore creative collaborations?

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Ditch the nerves and pitch the power

What price did Warren Buffet put on becoming a more confident public speaker? Here are five indisputable reasons why you should learn how to manage ‘pitch fright’ + five ways to nuke your nerves.

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Luck versus long-sighted strategy

What if someone has found a formula that could positively improve your return on innovation activity and investment? What would be different if your job, position on the board and your retirement income all were able to be positively impacted by innovation? Would you want your company, your share portfolio, and the companies you manage to start delivering?

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Leaders as innovation coaches

The more you think about it, the more you realise the challenge is not about leaders being the wellspring of innovation themselves, but rather being the facilitator of conditions that enable innovation to occur.

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Preparing for War – 9 tips to protect & defend your IP

Securing your company’s IP is like preparing for war: you need to ensure you have a defensible position in case someone attacks your territory. You need to be able to assert your ownership if someone crosses into it and starts exploiting it without prior agreement. Here are nine tips to prepare you for war and avoid casualties.

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Living VUCAriously

What is a VUCA world and what can you do to drive your company effectively in such ‘interesting times’?

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Show me the money

Here’s an overview of some common investment options, to help you decide which ones are best for backing your innovative ideas and innovation-led growth plans.

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New innovation advisory service

Impact Innovation and the Queensland Government’s Department of Science, IT and Innovation (DSITI) are helping small businesses understand how to get their idea or invention ready for launch with the free My Innovation Advisor service.

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Wise move for in-house innovators

Impact Innovation Group has brought Springwise to Australia, so that innovation managers, CEOs and other senior managers can identify opportunities from around the world for pumping up the pipeline flow.

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A capital idea for crowdfunding

The way Australian businesses can raise capital has just changed, with SMEs now able to raise up to $5 million a year via crowdfunding. Impact Innovation’s John Mathew (DBiotech – Crowdfunding) explains what this means for innovation investment in Australia.

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Power of the patent

Understanding intellectual property factors is important to optimise the value of your ideas, whether you are a start-up working on a new venture or an intrapreneur or innovation manager within an existing business. Here are two recent webinars on different aspects of patenting.

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STOP gambling with innovation!

Why would you take a punt with your hard-earned $KKK when the odds of making money are 200:1? To generate real, measurable value from innovation, the following understandings are key.

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