What is Technology Scouting & Corporate Venturing?

Large organizations are often faced with huge barriers to continuously researching and delivering new innovations. Smart companies are beginning to look outwards, implementing technology scouting processes to search the market for external disruptive business opportunities. So, what is technology scouting and corporate venturing all about? Read on to find out!

Key Challenges of
Corporate Scouting

Efficiently managing a scouting portfolio made up of constantly evolving opportunities

Measuring, tracking & showing a clear ROI for each of your M&A scouting initiatives

Effectively connecting strategic corporate needs and the right external business opportunities

Securing project buy-in from internal company decision makers and experts

What The Experts Say...

"M&A and divestitures are increasingly critical to business success."

"Large companies must develop a new M&A strategy that’s more in tune with how progressive companies do business if they hope to keep pace with digital disruption."

"Digital disruption will only intensify. As it does, companies in all industries will increasingly consider M&A as a way to adapt."

"Companies need a new M&A playbook to generate value: The top two success factors in acquiring innovative startups are integrating the acquired technology or service (71%) and maintaining the target’s innovative culture (62%)."

Launch and Sustain Your Scouting Mission

By failing to keep up with the rapid pace of technological evolution, even the largest, most well-established companies can face disruption. The agility and adaptivity of tech startups affords a competitive advantage over larger companies when it comes to offering cutting-edge products, services, and processes. This has led to the trend in enterprise businesses of adopting an innovation scouting process. By strategically identifying partnership and M&A opportunities with tech startups, larger companies can ensure their offerings are responsive to changing customer demands. Having a tech scouting platform is pivotal for leveraging an effective innovation scouting process.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Establish KPIs and generate reports to analyze business development M&A opportunities, which can deliver a huge impact on your company’s competitive edge.

Scouting Your Way to Success

Utilize a corporate innovation scouting process as a part of your product development plan, identifying technologies which can enhance or revolutionize your offering.


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Read G2's 2020 Spring Grid Report for Idea Management Software

Read Gartner’s 2016 Market Guide for Innovation Management Solutions

Read Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Solutions, 2016

Read MWD Advisors' report on Qmarkets’ packaged approach to innovation, 2018

Read the Info-Tech vendor landscape “Innovation Management Solutions” report

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