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Qscout

Innovation Technology Scouting Software

Leverage unlimited innovation intel. Tap into a global network of endless growth opportunities and collaborate with key stakeholders to manage an intelligent deal-flow process involving startups, experts, academia, partners, and more.

Why Technology Scouting Software?

Manage Your
Scouting Portfolio

Easily track and control your strategic innovation & technology scouting efforts

Master Your
Pipeline

Examine and evaluate your scouting opportunities against predefined deal flow KPIs

Engage
Decision Makers

Digitally recruit and communicate with key stakeholders and business owners

Unearth Amazing
Opportunities

Deliver the next ground-breaking solution for your company

How Does it Work?

Challenge
Scout
Engage
Evaluate
Commercialize
Challenge
01 / 05

Challenge

Optionally, you can launch a scouting challenge or hackathon to crowdsource solutions around a strategic opportunity, question, or pain point.

  • Create an engaging landing page for your challenge containing all the information your audience needs to participate, including pictures, videos, challenge sponsors, and more 
  • Invite any audience to join, and segment them however you like. Want to include customers or partners? No problem. The more the merrier! 
  • Customize the idea submission form to ensure your users are focused on what matters. Feel free to use your own idea generation methodology or framework 
  • Assign campaign managers to govern their campaign by setting specific moderation rules, defining the challenge timeframe, and communicating with the campaign audience
Scout
02 / 05

Scout

Populate the platform with your newly discovered scouting opportunities. You can have separate areas for startups, partners, patents, research, and more.

  • Research millions of data points to identify the most relevant startups, technologies, and solutions for your organization through Wellspring innovation data base
  • Submit opportunities using a configurable submission form, with start-up company data automatically populated via CrunchBase
  • Gather and organize solutions that have been crowdsourced through a scouting challenge

 

Engage
03 / 05

Engage

Automatically identify and communicate with key stakeholders both internally and externally to help build a business case for your innovative solution.

  • Build relationships with your solution providers to establish a proof of concept and manage your deal flow process
  • Gain critical expertise and approval from key internal decision makers through custom submission forms and intelligent expert recommendations
  • Link opportunities across the Qmarkets ecosystem for further evaluation and incubation
Evaluate
04 / 05

Evaluate

Run comparative analysis against your KPIs to identify the most promising opportunities.

  • Invite experts to provide invaluable insights through scorecard evaluation and token voting
  • Intelligent AI clustering to intuitively evaluate solutions by theme and concept grouping
  • Leverage our powerful sonar visualization tool to gain a clear strategic perspective of the most impactful opportunities
  • Advanced scouting software analytics allow you to reach decisions using both quantitative and qualitative evidence
Commercialize
05 / 05

Commercialize

Manage the transition of your matured scouting opportunities into innovations that impact your business.

  • Use the interactive Kanban board to easily manage the progression of your innovations through the innovation funnel
  • The system automatically recommends an owner to assign across the team and along the opportunity lifecycle
  • Create and track tasks to build a proof of concept for your innovations, including experiments, prototyping, and more
  • Use powerful analytics & reporting tools to measure & share your innovation ROI across the deal flow

Successful, Together

With Qmarkets you are never alone. Your very own Customer Success Expert is always there to share best practices, and help you take full advantage of the platform. As part of every project, we help map out your requirements against our features, before tailoring the platform and workflow to your unique needs. You will even be supported by your peers from leading organizations around the world as part of the Qmarkets Community.

Scouting Features At Your Fingertips

Intelligent
Free-Search

Search across the platform – and even across different languages – before filtering the results to find exactly what you’re looking for

Scouting
Sonar

Gain a strategic overview of your portfolio and pinpoint the best opportunities with this dynamic visualization tool

Role
Management

Create and assign custom roles with responsibilities and settings to suit your process

Automated
Transition

Innovations can progress through workflow stages and between different stakeholders based on custom transition rules and criteria

Deal Flow
Management

Create a collaborative deal-flow process that you can control to a precise degree

Innovation
Hackathons

Create a time-sensitive innovation challenge to gather solutions quickly from different audiences

Customizable Landing Pages

Build engaging landing pages to promote your innovation initiatives

Private Discussion
Threads

Create private comment threads on any submission, involving only the relevant stakeholders that you select

Custom Submission
Forms

Define forms according to your chosen criteria to ensure you get all the information you need

Essential Innovation Scouting Software Integrations

Essential Innovation Scouting Software Integrations

Wellspring

Wellspring allows you to scan millions of data points and sources, covering startups, patents, SEC filings, academic research, grants, and proprietary information to maintain holistic profiles of innovative companies, startups, technologies, and experts.

Crunchbase

Crunchbase auto-populates your startups records with information directly from their extensive database of over a million businesses across the globe. With Q-scout you can easily research and import all the relevant data you might need to create a growing innovation scouting portfolio.

What is Innovation Technology Scouting?

Delivering innovations in-house is a real challenge for every business. Innovation scouting exists to help business overcome the various barriers to innovation, such as a prolonged time-to-market, a lack of resources or expertise, and high levels of risk. To find out more about how the innovation scouting process empowers organizations to work with external partners to drive their innovations forward, visit our full guide to the topic.

Your Own Innovation Ecosystem

Unlock your organization’s full potential with software that powers all of your innovation management activities. Gather and manage trends, technologies, ideas and more, and develop them into a portfolio of innovations that deliver real ROI for your business. Start small and scale up if, how, and when you choose.

Trend Management
Trend Management

Keep your place at the cutting edge. Build a collaborative trend knowledge base to pinpoint the innovations that can have an exponential impact on your company bottom-line.

Technology Scouting
Technology Scouting

Leverage unlimited innovation intel. Tap into a global network of endless growth opportunities and collaborate with key stakeholders to manage an intelligent deal-flow process involving start-ups, experts, academia, partners, and more.

Idea Management
Idea Management

Don’t just talk about innovation, make sure it happens. Nurture a culture of collaboration to gather, evaluate, and implement impactful ideas that deliver ongoing value for your organization.

Continuous Improvement
Continuous Improvement

Operate at your maximum potential. Embed a streamlined process to continuously discover opportunities for improvement and operational excellence across your business.

Innovation Portfolio Management
Innovation Portfolio Management

Step into your personal innovation cockpit. Ensure your innovations translate into impact by tracking your whole innovation portfolio and measuring the value it delivers over time.

Trend Management
Trend Management

Keep your place at the cutting edge. Build a collaborative trend knowledge base to pinpoint the innovations that can have an exponential impact on your company bottom-line.

Technology Scouting
Technology Scouting

Leverage unlimited innovation intel. Tap into a global network of endless growth opportunities and collaborate with key stakeholders to manage an intelligent deal-flow process involving start-ups, experts, academia, partners, and more.

Idea Management
Idea Management

Don’t just talk about innovation, make sure it happens. Nurture a culture of collaboration to gather, evaluate, and implement impactful ideas that deliver ongoing value for your organization.

Continuous Improvement
Continuous Improvement

Operate at your maximum potential. Embed a streamlined process to continuously discover opportunities for improvement and operational excellence across your business.

Innovation Portfolio Management
Innovation Portfolio Management

Step into your personal innovation cockpit. Ensure your innovations translate into impact by tracking your whole innovation portfolio and measuring the value it delivers over time.

Start Your Technology
Scouting Journey Today

Get in touch with our team of innovation experts to see how we can help unlock your innovation potential.