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Powering Corporate Innovation in Finance: Industry Insights
We often hear about sectors ‘facing disruption’, but few industries today are experiencing it at the same level as the finance industry. Fintech startups are changing the face of finance with new technologies that are making banking easier, faster, and more intuitive. Their growth is outpacing that of the traditional players in the industry: the value of fintech bank assets grew by more than 105% between 2013 and 2022, compared to 75% among traditional firms in the sector. The growth of these companies, coupled with developments across decentralization, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and so many other areas, sends us a clear

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How to Increase Employee Engagement and Productivity at Your Business
You’ve probably heard the term ‘Quiet Quitting‘ being thrown around by the media recently. It refers to employees who do the bare minimum required of them and nothing more. It’s an issue that might have been exacerbated by the pandemic and economic uncertainty, but...
Striking Gold: The $40m Idea Unearthed Through Crowdsourcing
Hochschild Mining is a leading silver and gold mining company based in Lima, Peru. In business for over a century, the company continues to be run by the Hochschild family to this day. In 2020 alone, it produced almost 10m ounces of silver and...
Idea Generation in Business: Eight Techniques to Supercharge Creativity
Ideas are vital to innovation. They are the seeds from which every innovation grows. When it comes to overseeing an idea management program involving thousands of employees or customers, it is crucial that the process is structured in a way that helps participants to generate the best ideas. In this blog, we highlight eight techniques for idea generation in business that will help your idea management participants to reach their creative potential. We’ve all been there. Your manager has asked you to come up with a few quick wins and, under pressure, your creative well has suddenly run dry....
Open Innovation vs Closed Innovation: Here’s the Lowdown
“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” Margaret Heffernan – Entrepreneur, CEO and writer Few would disagree with the notion that innovation is driven by the sharing of good ideas. Where open innovation and closed innovation models differ...
Improvement vs Innovation: Which Is Better For your Business?
How much time should you spend improving your existing processes as opposed to innovating new ones? Should you focus on incremental improvements, or go big and try something completely new? There are two types of companies: those who innovate and those who improve. The...
The 7 Seeds of Idea Management Platform Success at Barenbrug Group
In our last blog for Qmarkets we introduced you to the concept of Three Horizons and explained how this methodology can help you create a balanced long-term innovation portfolio. We also touched on why you might need to invest in a system to support...
How to Manage Innovation Exploration With the Support of an Ideation Platform
In this era of change, both small and larger companies are starting to realise that they will not be able to survive if they continue to exploit existing business models without exploring new ones. As such, more and more of these companies are thinking...
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Questions & Answers with an Innovation Management Leader from Intel: Viki Almog-Ayzenberg
Last month we hosted a webinar with Viki Almog-Ayzenberg from Intel on the topic of Scaling Innovation Success. This insight-packed session told the story of Intel’s experience implementing a decentralized approach to innovation across various business units at the company. A recording of this webinar is now available to view on demand, so if you haven’t already watched it, be sure to check it out by registering here! One of the most inspiring parts of this webinar was the Q&A portion – questions were raised during the webinar and of course at the end. In fact, we received so...
5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy
Innovation — a necessary component of any successful business in the modern world. Without it, our companies would fail to grow and evolve with the ever-changing markets that we are serving. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team...
Why Your Innovation Funnel Needs an Overhaul: A Step-by-Step Guide
Traditionally the Innovation funnel is a stage-gate process that organizations use to define their approach to ideation. Businesses that adopt this usually start off by narrowing down their challenges, gathering ideas around them, reviewing said ideas, and then implementing them. However, here at Qmarkets...

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