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Technology Transfer: Commercializing Discoveries at Research Centers Through Linked Innovation 

Date: 04/07/2019 Author(s): Siota, Josemaria; Dávila, Antonio Collaborator(s): Opinno; Sponsor(s): European Commission; Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph A new report on technology transfer offers 18 best practices and 12 business models to help research centers commercialize their discoveries, for linked innovation that's economically sustainable. More information Read related article

Business Angels 2019 Report - Spain 

Date: 27/05/2019 Author(s): Roure, Juan; de San José Riestra, Amparo Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph Overview of angel investment in startups in Spain for the past 12 months. Identification of angels' profile, investment capacity, risk diversification, or portfolio building. The research also investigates into investment trends such as startup valuations, activity sectors, co-investment patterns or expected trends for the coming years. More information Read related article

Open Innovation: Corporate-venturing success cases tackling the most common challenges 

Date: 27/02/2019 Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Martinez-Monche, Isabel; Martínez, Yair Collaborator(s): BeRepublic; Sala, Óscar; Saccomano, Celeste; Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph How companies such as Adidas, Intel, SAP, Siemens and Telefónica are tackling the most frequent challenges applying corporate venturing? Based on 120+ interviews with firms? chief innovation officers and those in related roles in the United States, Europe and Asia, the study sets out 22 cases whose protagonists describe the barriers they faced, how ... More information Read related article

Open Innovation: Balancing the autonomy and the impact of your corporate venturing unit 

Date: 21/02/2019 Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Martinez-Monche, Isabel; Martínez, Yair Collaborator(s): BeRepublic; Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph When established firms and startups collaborate on innovation, getting the right mix of autonomy, control and integration is not easy. Based on over 120 interviews with chief innovation officers and those in related roles in the United States, Europe and Asia - this report explores how to setup these aspects and processes to maximize its impact. More information Read related article

Open Innovation: Increasing Your Corporate Venturing Speed While Reducing the Cost 

Date: 30/01/2019 Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Martinez-Monche, Isabel; Martínez, Yair Collaborator(s): BeRepublic; Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph How much should it cost (in time and money) to integrate opportunities' value into the parent company using corporate venturing mechanisms? How can those costs be reduced, while increasing the speed? Do the costs differ according to mechanism? Which mechanisms are quicker? And which are the most cost-effective? How long should a chief innovation officer ... More information Read related article

International Search Funds - 2018: Selected Observations 

Date: 26/09/2018 Author(s): Kolarova, Lenka; Dávila, Antonio; Johnson, Rob; Kelly, Peter Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph This note is a biannual study completed by IESE Business School on search funds formed outside the United States and Canada. It was undertaken in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business. More information Read related article

Nepal Biogas Support Program (BSP): Cooking with Clean and Affordable Energy in Rural Areas 

Date: 14/09/2018 Author(s): Paola Giordano; Leticia Pelizan; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social; EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Occasional Paper Back in 1992 only 40% of the population in Nepal had access to electricity and some 88% relied on traditional biomass fuels for cooking and heating. Difficult geographical terrain in hilly and mountainous areas, socioeconomic underdevelopment and a sparsely distributed population all represented difficult challenges in providing modern energy solutions, ... More information

Knowledge Diversity and Coordination: The Effect of Intrafirm Inventor Task Networks on Absorption Speed 

Date: 09/2018 Author(s): Moreira, Solon; Markus, Arjan; Laursen, Keld Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We combine the absorptive capacity and social network theory approaches to predict how intrafirm "whole" network characteristics affect the firm's rate of absorption of external knowledge to produce inventions. We start from the widely accepted view that distant, externally-developed knowledge is difficult to absorb into the focal firm's own knowledge ... More information Read related article

Open Innovation: Building, Scaling and Consolidating Your Firm's Corporate Venturing Unit 

Date: 03/05/2018 Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier Collaborator(s): Gironza, Alfonso; Prats, Jordi; Saccomano, Celeste; Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph The practice of corporate venturing is emerging at a great speed. In 70% of the cases, large firms are increasing investment in their innovation units, 60% of which were created in the last five years. Particularly, the use of some innovation mechanisms of corporate venturing (the collaboration between established companies and innovative start-ups) ... More information Read related article

Organizational agility 

Date: 26/04/2018 Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Gillespie, David; Singleton, Nicholas Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph We live in an age of agility, and organizations that want to survive, let alone thrive, need? to increase their speed, adaptability, and innovation. It is a challenge many are not well equipped to meet. In a survey of chief innovation officers and related roles which the authors conducted for this white paper, nearly 90 percent of respondents said ... More information Read related article
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