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50 years of bringing brilliant ideas from lab to market

Hebrew University’s tech-transfer company, Yissum, partners with the likes of J&J, P&G, Merck, Roche, Novartis, Microsoft, Intel, Coca-Cola and Monsanto

The many groundbreaking products that came out of the labs of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) – including the blockbuster drugs Exelon and Doxil, as well as the hardy cherry tomato – may never have moved from academia to market without Yissum Research Development Company, founded in February 1964 to protect and commercialize HUJI’s intellectual property.

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Having a good idea is only a fraction of what is required to succeed

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Leadership for Innovation will assist in a voyage of discovery to maximise your leadership potential. It incorporates elements that helps new leaders discover their skills and gives them the tools they need to elevate their effectiveness.

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How to generate and select the best idea in 15 minutes the Google way

Innovation is about selecting the best idea for implementation.

This 7-step process designed by Google Ventures is simple and proven to be effective. It is called the “note-and-vote.” The next time you need to make a decision or come up with a new idea in a group, call timeout and give the note-and-vote a try.

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Can outsourcing innovation work?

Is strategic outsourcing the answer to internal innovation doldrums?

When should companies try to come up with new ideas themselves- and when should they give the job to outside experts?

It's a question many companies are facing these days. As budgets tighten, businesses are outsourcing research and development and the creation of new products as a way to slash costs, speed development time and tap into top talent outside the company.

But it can be tough to strike the right balance between internal and external efforts at innovation. How much outsourcing is too much, or too little? What amount produces the best results?

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