Innovation Pioneer Joseph Jaffe Joins Forces with The Innovation Scout

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Using artificial intelligence and start-ups to accelerate corporate growth.

The Innovation Scout announced today that innovation industry pioneer and well-known author Joseph Jaffe is joining their team. Joe joins as an advisor and will focus primarily on Innovation Scout’s Brand Innovation group to help major brands innovate faster and more effectively. Joe has been a pioneer in the art and science of digital innovation as a catalyst towards creating disruptive solutions that accelerate growth.

“More than ever, established companies need to connect with startups to keep them relevant. The Innovation Scout is doing this at scale by using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data to match established companies, guiding them through the innovation process” said Jaffe. “There is too much noise and clutter out there right now to help corporations find relevant connections. A manual, curated approach can only get you so far, however using automation and Machine Learning in tandem, a whole new set of possibilities emerge. AI changes the playing field for innovation and brand executives.”

Through Evol8tion, Joe has provided innovation solutions to brands by connecting startups since 2011. He has worked with a world-class roster of blue chip brands including Kraft Heinz, Mondelez, DPSG, Steelcase, Nestle, Purina, Chobani and Time-Warner.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Joe”, said Annette Tonti, CEO, The Innovation Scout. “He brings extensive experience and new capabilities to our team as a world-class Subject Matter Expert and confidant to senior marketing executives. Joe understands issues of both corporations and startups. That expertise is both rare and necessary to make the Startup – Brand connections work”.

Evol8tion’s proprietary startup database and platform known as Pipeline will now operate under the Innovation Scout umbrella.

Around the globe, corporations are engaging with start-ups to spark innovation, The Innovation Scout is at the heart of this movement. Working to match start-ups with large, legacy corporations to develop incremental and disruptive innovation.

The Innovation Scout offers a SaaS platform and programs that help corporations to discover, assess, engage and run pilots with startups and open research. The platform uses artificial intelligence to match relevant startups with corporate business challenges and to give insight and support across the innovation process.

In celebration of this partnership, The Innovation Scout is offering a trial of their Innovation Scout platform.

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