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Pushing the Limits: The Story of Teijin’s Open Innovation & Behind the Scene

The Teijin Group was established in 1918 as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer, and has ceaselessly transformed itself for over 100 years. The Group operates in three different business fields: Materials, Healthcare and IT, making it one of the most unique textile and chemical manufacturers in the world. In a time of rapid change, Teijin has

Amplifying Social Impact through Open Innovation: An Interview with Charles de Belen from GoodGovPH

Open Innovation is a paradigm that encourages the integration of internal and external knowledge to facilitate the development of businesses, technologies, product development or for the purpose of social justice. Running a challenge is an effective way to gather ideas and identify the ideas that are worth investing in, hence accelerating the development of social

3 Key Success Factors for Corporate Startup Collaboration

Since the introduction of open innovation developed by Chestbrough, many corporations have been adopting open innovation strategies to improve their innovation process efficiency by leveraging external talent. Startups and corporates bring each other immense opportunities through collaborations that, if harnessed correctly, create win–win situations for both parties. However, successfully implementing open innovation is not easy.

Meet the Changemakers of Healthcare: Augmented Bionics & Articulate Labs

Digital disruption in the healthcare sector is occurring at an unprecedented rate through the discovery, invention and revolutionisation of innovative solutions to approach global healthcare. Medical and pharmaceutical companies, such as Astellas Pharma, are at the forefront of such change. Their collaboration with startups has engendered a limitless potential within the HealthTech industry waiting to

SLINGSHOT 2020 Global Startup Competition: Interview with Grand Winner Nextbillion.ai — Ajay Bulusu

Organised by Enterprise Singapore in collaboration with Agorize, SLINGSHOT 2020, one of Asia’s largest startup competitions has now officially come to a close. With over 7,500 applicants participating worldwide, SLINGSHOT 2020 offered global startups the opportunity to showcase their solutions and products to global investors and industry leaders. Nextbillion.ai, an AI-powered hyperlocal solutions startup based

AWS Hackdays Online 2020: Interview with Winning Team SymbloT

Hot off last year’s success, “AWS Hackdays Online 2020: Build Tomorrow!” drove over 2,300 participants with 4 new ASEAN participating countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar and Pakistan. Participants were encouraged to bring digital solutions to tackle challenges in the fields of Sustainability, Learning and Development, Automation and Security in Southeast Asia. The application phase in

8 Types of Corporate-Startup Engagement Models with Examples

Powered by digitalisation, entrepreneurial spirit and the agility to pivot swiftly, startups are seen as potential partners for corporations across all sectors to engage. For innovative initiatives in particular, more corporations find it far more valuable to leverage the innovative technology that startups have developed through mutually beneficial engagement models. Yet in all of these

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5 Steps to Successful Corporate-Startup Engagement

Here’s a brutal truth about corporate-startup engagement: A study conducted by 500 Startups and INSEAD has shown that 68% of the top 100 Forbes Global 500 companies are constantly engaging with startups. Corporate-startup engagement (CSE), in one form or another, is a hot topic. However, with terms like accelerator, incubator, open innovation, hackathons and corporate

Why Big Companies That Act Like Startups Make Tremendous Profit
8 Things Your Company Should Do like Startups to Accelerate its Growth

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

10 startup habits every major group should adopt
10 Startups Habits that Every Major Group Should Adopt

Not all startups are alike. And they don’t all operate in the same way. But nonetheless, there are a number of common denominators that most of them share. We ought to know here at Agorize. After all, we’re a startup ourselves, and we work with big companies, helping them to collaborate with other startup businesses.

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