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The Building Blocks of Corporate Innovation — Part 1 of 3

Four basic tactics for growth & change

Innovation risk is a function of operational and financial commitment
Operationally-focused innovation approaches include R&D and business development
Licensing is a variation of business development in which a corporation can take a passive role or exercise partial control
Equity-focused innovation tools include M&A and corporate venture capital
Joint ventures can result from internal R&D efforts an often include characteristics of business development, venture capital, and M&A
The more time and money committed in innovation activities, the greater the risk

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Scott Lenet

Founder of Touchdown Ventures & DFJ Frontier, USC & UCLA adjunct professor, father of twins, Philly sports Phan, Forbes & TechCrunch contributor