Kellogg on Corporate Innovation

Kellogg aims to help business leaders stay on the cutting edge by challenging the norm in order to produce truly innovative products, services and processes that create lasting value. From startups, to middle-market companies and corporations, Kellogg faculty share thought leadership on what it takes to ignite innovation, and maintain that momentum.

How to Achieve Focused Growth

An interview with Sanjay Khosla and Mohan Sawhney about their new book, Fewer, Bigger, Bolder.
Kellogg professor Robert C. Wolcott on technology convergence and the future of business.

Distributed X, Technology Convergence and the Future of Business

Distributed X Transforms the World. As master of ceremonies, Professor Robert C. Wolcott has never formally presented during KIN Global before. He'll share thoughts about fundamental dynamics transforming value relationships across industries and geographies.
Kellogg alumna Bridgette Heller '85 on growing through corporate innovation

Growing through corporate innovation

When it comes to growing a new business within a larger company, you have to focus on people, processes and goals, says Bridgette Heller '85.

The First Eighteen Months

An interview with Professor Robert C. Wolcott about surviving as a corporate innovator.


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Built to scale

Executives at middle-market companies must build the right organizational capabilities to combat the limitations that accompany the pursuit of long-term growth. Embracing the mindset to scale and making an enterprise-wide commitment to innovation are critical components of a successful strategy.

The matchmakers

Kellogg Professor Tom Kuczmarski and alumnus Luke Tanen ’14 work to change how innovation happens through the Innovators Connection

Interactive: Growing the med tech industry

Use this interactive infographic to explore how the FDA approves medical devices, then meet Kellogg alumni — from doctors to incubators to angel investors — working to grow the market.

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    What Is Intrapreneurship?

    Article features Professor Karin O’Connor who discusses the benefits of intrapreneurship, and what it means to innovate from within.

    Business Because, 28 May 2021

    Trucking payments startup wins Northwestern University’s 2021 VentureCat

    Article features Kellogg Executive MBA student Jaime Tabachnik ’22, winner of this year’s VentureCat competition. His startup, Por Adela, won the annual pitch contest claiming over $150,000 in funding. Also covered in Evanston Now and The Daily Northwestern.

    Chicago Inno, 27 May 2021

    The Big Role Older Entrepreneurs Play In Business Innovations

    Article mentions Professor Benjamin Jones and his research which found that peak success for entrepreneurs and researchers is more often happening when they’re middle-aged, versus their twenties.

    Forbes, 14 May 2021

    Northwestern Gave These Students $45K To Solve A Painful Reality For Older Women

    Article features current MMM student, Nicole Cuervo, ’22, who discusses how Kellogg and Northwestern’s entrepreneurship resources and network have allowed her startup, Springrose, to expand immensely within its first year.

    Poets&Quants, 12 May 2021


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