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Incubators, Accelerators, Venturing, and More - How Leading Companies Search for Their Next Big Thing

Author: Brigl, M.; Roos, A.; Schmieg,F. & Watten, D.
Date: June 2014

Most corporate-executive suites are packed with all manner of state-of-the-art technology. But one low-tech instrument is in demand in nearly all of them: a periscope. Not a literal one, perhaps, but CEOs would no doubt welcome the ability to see around corners and spot the approaching forces that could disrupt their businesses or give them an innovation advantage over their peers.

In this report, the Boston Consulting Group takes a close look at tools already in use at some of the corporate world’s innovation leaders to identify and explore new pathways to growth, including business incubators and accelerators, corporate venture investing, and strategic partnerships.

Drawing on our extensive experience in the field, we offer insights into their most effective applications and describe how they can best be used in concert for maximum strategic advantage.

Geography: Global

Type of study: International organisation

Relevant for: LP, GP All, Fund of funds, Associate

Source: bcg.perspectives