How Microsoft scaled its student boot camps by going online

A successful recipe… Microsoft has positioned itself as a learning company. Its culture is shifting from “we know everything there is to know about our business” to “we don’t know everything but we are willing to learn”. This change of posture has given birth to multiple initiatives aimed at fostering innovation and good ideas from everywhere in the

The Great Innovation Wall of China: A Benefit or Hindrance?

Last week’s launch of China’s Chang’e-4 spacecraft to the dark side of the moon showed that the sky’s the limit for China’s achievements and ambitions in technology and innovation. China’s online economy is booming, there are over 802 million Internet users (out of a population of 1.6 billion), and many companies want a slice of

Lab Rats: Why are Companies Experimenting with Innovation Labs in Singapore?

This month, three global banks opened up their own innovation labs in Singapore. The fact that Bank of China, Australian Westpac and Deutsche Bank have all opened innovation labs in Asia demonstrates the shift in mentality for larger corporates and institutions towards innovation and an increasingly common pivot towards the East. Why Singapore? It’s not

5 keys to successful open innovation competition

After more than 500 challenges organized since the beginning of our adventure, we are always happy to hear that our customers have found more than what they’ve hoped for through their open innovation challenge. Complacency you said? Actually, 3/4 of our clients renew their open innovation challenge. Among them, some success-stories deserve to be told.

Looking East: Innovation in Asia

It is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in innovation in Asia. In an increasingly connected world, there is a fast-developing community of innovators and entrepreneurs in Asia. According to the 2017 Top 100 Global Innovators report, Asian companies are outperforming the rest of the world in terms of commercializing and creating more impactful

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The hits and misses of talent recruitment in 2018

The talent war is raging on. And on this particular market that is employment, high standard candidates are gold and companies are ready to do anything to recruit them in order to boost their employer brand. It’s no secret, job market undergoes profound change: a permanent rise of passive job seekers which represents two thirds

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What Are The 5 Most Promising Innovation Models?

Priorities in corporate strategies vary but there’s an obvious pattern to be recognized. Successful companies use creative initiatives to stay ahead of competition Joint ventures and acquisitions are no longer the leading go-to approaches. Innovation labs, intrapreneurship programs and online hackathons are winning over the hearts of organizations and innovative individuals alike.  In today’s competitive,

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Sponsoring and Disrupting: How to Achieve Breakthrough Innovation

Innovating is hard, but forming a dream-team doesn’t have to be. Through disruptive innovation, new technologies emerge that penetrate the market from below and rapidly overtake established businesses. Online innovation challenges help companies develop disruptive innovation, or sponsor startups that do so. Let’s take a look at the why and the how:   The Ugly

Why Big Companies That Act Like Startups Make Tremendous Profit
Why Big Companies That Act Like Startups Make Tremendous Profit?

First thing first: take a look at the Fortune 500 companies in 1955 v. 2017: only 60 firms (12%) that made the list in 1955 are still on the list in 2017. 88% of the companies have either merged (or were acquired by) another organization, gone bankrupt, or still exist but have fallen from the

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Going Digital: How Can My Company Do It Right Now?

“Digital transformation is expected to deliver both operational and financial results within 18 months on average” says Fujitsu’s digital transformation PACT. The biggest drivers of this transformation are the customers by 58%.   How can my company start going digital today? Tough one. If 85% of companies are putting a digital strategy together, only 26%