Innovation

Förderung neuer Innovationen: Studie zum Status Quo & neuen Ansätzen

by alex • January 17, 2018

Im modernen Innovationsprozess bildet der Bereich Forschung & Entwicklung (F&E) nicht mehr notwendigerweise den Ausgangspunkt für Innovation. So zeigt sich in der Praxis, dass sich vor allem in den letzten Jahren, wegen der stark zunehmenden Dynamik und den damit schwer prognostizierbaren Märkten, der Innovationsprozess angepasst hat und selten das Ergebnis linearer Prozesse ist. Um mit den […]


Future of Mobility

The Future of Mobility – Challenges for the Automotive & Energy Industry

by Alexander • October 27, 2017

The automotive and energy sectors are preparing for disruption. New players such as startups are entering the market and innovative solutions, emerging from current megatrends, are challenging the status quo – making innovation a number one priority for established corporates to stay ahead of the game and shape the future of mobility. In this article, […]


Intrapreneurship

6 Intrapreneurship Programs For Your Business

by Alexander • October 19, 2017

There are many different ways to innovate within a company. Which one of these six intrapreneurship programs is the most suitable to reach your business goals? Typical intrepreneurship programs last from a few days to several months and are composed of the building blocks with different emphases. Before we go into detail, here is an […]


5 Tools Every Innovation Manager Needs

by Alexander • October 6, 2017

A company’s infrastructure will make or break corporate innovation. To set up an effective innovation process, it’s crucial for an innovation manager to create an atmosphere that lets your team communicate efficiently, work on concepts and share files collaboratively. Here are the 5 essential tools every innovation manager needs. 1. Communication It’s certainly no secret […]


A Game-Changer For Intrapreneurship

by Alexander • September 20, 2017

Key benefits for intrapreneurship 1. Be lean and minimize risk Know your customer: lntrapreneurship teams want to develop valuable solutions for existing or new customers. Therefore, it is essential to know your potential customers. The validated six-­step process directs teams to reflect upon their ideas early on in the process and helps them to get […]


Step 2 Build your Solution

Step 2: Build Your Solution – 6 Steps To Turn Your Business Idea Into Success

by Alexander • February 27, 2017

In our blog series “6 Steps To Turn Your Business Idea Into Success” we focus on how to avoid the mistakes of the others by validating them. The previous step was all about getting to know your customer, because: no customer means no business. You have defined the major customer segments you want to address, elaborated […]


Step 1 Understand Your Customer

Step 1: Understand Your Customer – 6 Steps To Turn Your Business Idea Into Success

by Alexander • October 7, 2016

In our blog series “6 Steps To Turn Your Business Idea Into Success” we focus on how to avoid the mistakes of the others by validating them. The first big step is to understand your customer, because: no customer means no business.   Do you understand your customer in depth? Do you know where they come from, what they […]


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How To Choose The Right Financing For Your Startup

by Alexander • September 13, 2016

Guest Post by Roman Rericha Roman Rericha is a partner at BTP and specializes in M&A transactions, financings, corporate and capital markets law. He is in charge of complex and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, both on the vendor and customer sides, and advises national and international companies on reorganizations and financing. Their initiave BTP Nährboden supports startups […]


6 Steps To Success

6 Steps To Turn Your Business Idea Into Success – Intro

by Alexander • August 9, 2016

How to avoid the mistakes of the others by validating them. The beginning of every business idea is usually marked with super-excitement. You are convinced that your idea is the next big thing. And maybe it is, if you follow the next 6 steps and know how to validate your ideas. We developed this 6 […]


10 Business Models That Will Inspire You

by Alexander • June 27, 2016

Innovative business models are changing the world as we know it. Airbnb is the biggest accommodation provider worldwide without owning a single room, Uber is the biggest cab company without owning a single cab and Alibaba is the biggest retailer with no stock at all. All of them have come up with new business models […]