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Empowering Innovation 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.

Why Innovation Trend Management Tools?

Stay at the Cutting Edge

Research strategic trend opportunities and ensure you never miss out on the next big thing

Automate Trend Engagement

Share trends automatically with experts and stakeholders for evaluation and enrichment

Collaborative Knowledge Base

Crowdsource trends from your entire workforce or from a selected audience

Gather Innovation Inspiration

Use the trends you discover to fuel further innovation across your ecosystem

How Does it Work?

Scan
Observe
Prioritize
Act
Scan
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Scan

Research for micro, macro, and megatrends, or enable employees to submit their own trends directly through a custom process.

  • Research a rich database of trends, patents, publications, and research through integrated & embedded data points
  • Receive automatic updates about new trends and developments around topics you are interested in ✨
  • Build a collaborative knowledge base of trends through a manual submission from employees or external stakeholders
Observe
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Observe

Monitor and assess emerging trends and discover how they can benefit your business. 

  • Use the clustering view to see a strategic overview of relevant trends, and pinpoint the ones that are most relevant for your needs ✨
  • Easily collect & share information around the impact & potential application of different trends from internal stakeholders
  • Our trend sonar allows you to prioritize & break down the trends to align with your company goals

 

Prioritize
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Prioritize

Use dynamic evaluation methods to determine how new trends should be incorporated.

  • Gather expert insights through advanced voting tools, including score-cards, impact-assessment, & more
  • Facilitate strategic decision making by reporting on your user data, trend workflow, and tasks, with a fully customizable dashboard
  • Publish organization-wide or business unit-specific trend reports, automated weekly or curated on a monthly basis
  • Your solutions are enhanced through strategic AI anlaysis with custom fields and criteria ✨
Act
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Act

Create new campaigns or projects based on the most relevant trends that you have identified. 

  • The Kanban tool makes it easy to move trends from one stage of your workflow to the next
  • Internal stakeholders are automaticaly recommended to adopt the trend or technology and report on feasibility ✨
  • Integrate trend data into your idea management platform for further enhancement and evaluation by your crowd of users
  • Open a hackathon and invite start-ups to collaborate and partner with you in relation to your chosen trend

AI-Powered Innovation
at Warp Speed

Discover how our intelligent AI features and smart automations can help you take your innovation program ‘where no man has gone before.’ With features including:

  • AI-Writing Assistant
  • Image Generation
  • AI Evaluation Fields
  • Auto-Risk Assessment
  • Intelligent Clustering

And much more…

Trend Management Tools At Your Fingertips

Alerts, Reminders, & Escalations

A variety of automated communication tools to notify users regarding any relevant action, update, or activity

Review
Committee

Gather insights from a group of managers or experts using custom or pre-defined criteria

Advanced Permissions Control

Define which users or teams can access which content to a precise degree

Automated
Clustering

Gain an overview of the themes and topics being raised either on a campaign or company-wide level

Scorecard
Evaluation

Create a custom scorecard to evaluate ideas according to your specific criteria

Trend
Sonar

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

Knowledge-Base Management

Easily find what you’re looking for across the entire platform, depending on your permission level

Predictive
Analytics

Assess the effectiveness of your process across teams and business units with custom KPIs

Competitive Landscape Tracking

Custom campaigns and reports to manage the solutions or initiatives of your competitors

Successful, Together

With Qmarkets you are never alone. Your very own Customer Success Expert is always there to share best practices, offer friendly advice, 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.

Essential Innovation Trend Management Integrations

Essential Innovation Trend Management Integrations

TREND ONE

Automatically import mega, macro, and micro trends relating to your line of business. TREND ONE’s Trend analysts receive over 1,500 suggestions from a wide variety of sources for new trends every month, which are then analyzed and clustered before being shared with customers.

Wellspring

Scan millions of data points and sources, covering startups, patents, SEC filings, academic research, grants, and proprietary information, to maintain holistic profiles of relevant companies, startups, technologies, and experts.

What is Innovation Trend Management?

Trend management refers to all the activities involved in scouting for and acting upon trends to fuel an organization’s innovation efforts. The process begins with researching and identifying global trends in innovation, technology, and society that are relevant to the organization. Then, those trends are evaluated based on their relevance to the business and the opportunities that they present. Those considered to have the highest potential will then be selected to guide the direction of the organization’s innovation activity.

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 Innovation
Trend Management Journey Today

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