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Business Profiling

Business profiling programs and initiatives are being used to assess innovation competencies, assets, capabilities, and needs of regions, communities, and their local companies. Through these initiatives, we’re exploring new ways of categorizing businesses, apart from traditional industry or cluster based classification. Through business profiling, we're focusing on how the business works.

November 10, 2014

What is your Innovation Profile?

Take a quick poll to see your “Innovation Profile”

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May 25, 2011

A New Way to Profile Businesses

As a part of our work in the North Central Region, we have been thinking about a new way to categorize businesses apart from the traditional industry based classification or cluster based categorizations.  In our work, we have found that clusters don’t exist in rural regions, because of the lack of critical mass required to define a cluster. But […]

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March 15, 2011

Business Profiling Project

Project Goal Pilot a Business to Business (B2B) network among Kansas manufacturers to readily connect potential customers, suppliers, or collaboration partners within the state.   Project Objectives Facilitate denser and stronger networks between Kansas companies, resulting in effective collaborative ties between companies and an increased global competitiveness throughout the state. Develop a manufacturing business profiling […]

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March 15, 2011

Business Profiling for Innovation Networking

Project Goal Increase the number of globally competitive innovative products and services produced in North Central Kansas.   Project Objectives To develop and pilot a process to profile businesses in the North Central Kansas based on their needs, capabilities, capacity and innovationreadiness as opposed to their industry and product/service. To create a database of regional […]

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March 11, 2011

Innovate Kansas: Core Projects

Goal: Increase the number of globally competitive innovative products and services produced in rural and/or distressed Kansas communities and regions   Targeted to: Individual companies, rural communities/regions, and distressed communities/regions   The network will specifically focus on: Profiling the innovation competencies, assets, capabilities, and needs of regions, communities, and their local companies, Developing the ability […]

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January 7, 2011

About Business Profiling

This is an innovative service that aims to create unique profiles for the businesses in the region based on a business’ innovation competency by comparing assets, technical capabilities, business expertise, design capabilities and needs. This method of profiling combines the manufacturing capabilities and innovation competencies of a business to create a unique profile for the […]

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November 10, 2010

Business Coherence

Stumbled on this Profiler from booz&co. Refers to a booz focus called Capabilities-Driven Strategy. We also encourage you to check out: The Coherence Profiler.

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November 9, 2010

Innovation Profiles

A recently released discussion paper by The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy discusses the use of strategic innovation profiles to understand the overall innovativeness of the firms. The discussion paper entitled “Innovation does not equal R&D: Strategic Innovation Profiles and Firm Growth” by Mikko Ketokivi and Jyrki ALi-Yrkko (October, 2010) examines firm innovation and its link to firm growth.  Instead […]

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