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Let’s speak the same innovation language

We’ve created two new resources to help you understand and explain what key innovation terms mean. Use our Innovation Glossary and Innovation Taboo game to interpret complicated themes and find jargon-free ways to break them down for interdisciplinary teams.

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Hollywood inspires a new way of making investment decisions

Decision-making for new business models does not have to be as unsuccessful as a casino trip to Vegas. Who better to analyze data than unemotional machines?

It’s time to go from gut-based to evidence-based decision making!

Read on to discover the latest venture capital tools and algorithms to supercharge new business investments.

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5 Steps to create an international team of innovation catalysts

5 Steps to create an international team of innovation catalysts

In early 2019 Cigna International engaged Board of Innovation to help accelerate their innovation capability by establishing a global innovation network. Not only did we recruit and build an international, cross-functional team of Innovation Catalysts, their journey was kick-started with a hands on, 3-month sprint introducing Design Thinking tools and innovation mindset where teams applied the theory to tackle one of Cigna’s critical business challenges.

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5 innovative ways to hack your business model

Innovation is often associated with the creation of new products and services. However, this type of innovation fails to provide the highest return on investment. Take a look at these 5 unique business models and learn why innovating your business model is a great investment.

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Confessions of a newcomer

In a few short weeks since my arrival at Board of Innovation, I’ve learned that this is a workplace culture that is exceptionally good at nurturing the full potential of its staff.

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Laws in the driverless future: what to expect

The future of mobility is a much-discussed topic as the automotive industry races to get to Level 5 automation (no driver required). But a somewhat less-discussed issue around autonomous vehicles is how governments will shape public policy once cars become 100% hands-free.

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10 innovative FinTech business models

From opening accounts to insurance underwriting and credit profiling, FinTech startups are piggybacking on the various services of traditional banks and flipping the conventional business models in the financial industry.

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Orange Fab startup accelerator: one year later

One year ago, Orange Belgium launched its first “Orange Fab” with Board of Innovation’s help. Part of an international network of customized accelerators, the 3-month program offered startups a chance to test their business on the Belgian and Luxembourgish markets.

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Executive pitch do’s and don’ts

We believe that the best business idea should result in stakeholder buy-in. If the pitch is right, and the solution is validated and the business case makes sense, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t. But this isn’t always the way it goes. That’s why we’re sharing our know-how so that the jury’s only choice is to say yes.

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First we take Manhattan…

It’s time we got square. We’re expanding our international presence, one city at a time. First stop: New York City. Here’s how we plan to get down to innovation business in the City that Never Sleeps.

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