When pitching to investors for funding

A new study offers entrepreneurs some savvy sales advice: when pitching to investors for funding, a high-octane product pitch with great enthusiasm can be a double-edged sword. The study reveals a negative side to over-the-top product pitches. That is, exhibiting a high level of enthusiasm through energetic body movements and animated facial expressions can make Read more about When pitching to investors for funding[…]

Talking about innovation can hurt a firm’s market performance but enhance earnings

Creativity is often touted as a positive activity for organizations, but it is inherently risky. Research led by management professors at UC Riverside has found that when company leaders discuss creativity and innovation, investors react negatively to the perception of risk, displaying a creativity bias. However, the research also shows that this reaction may not Read more about Talking about innovation can hurt a firm’s market performance but enhance earnings[…]

Start-Up exits as a new way of succcess

For a movie, it could be box office numbers or critical acclaim. In academia, maybe it’s publishing research or helping students land dream jobs after graduation. New research from the University of Washington shows there are also multiple ways for startup companies to be successful. Early investors often predict which route they will take. “In Read more about Start-Up exits as a new way of succcess[…]

Benefits of EU single market for investment funds still largely unrealised

The EU has a framework in place to establish a single market for investment funds across EU borders, and to ensure that EU citizens’ investments are protected. But not all of its ambitious goals have been achieved, says the European Court of Auditors in a special report published today, and many potential benefits for investors Read more about Benefits of EU single market for investment funds still largely unrealised[…]

What is the link between innovation and financial performance

A large-scale study of the link between innovation and financial performance in Australian companies has found more innovative companies post higher future profits and stock returns. The findings highlight the significant financial benefits of innovation for companies, which in turn supports job creation and economic growth. The study, conducted by Dr Anna Bedford, Dr Le Read more about What is the link between innovation and financial performance[…]

Launch of the new European Innovation Council

Save the date: 18 and 19 March 2021 The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a key novelty of Horizon Europe and represents the most ambitious innovation initiative that Europe has taken, with a budget of €10 billion for the period 2021-2027. The EIC has a mission to identify, develop and scale-up breakthrough technologies and disruptive Read more about Launch of the new European Innovation Council[…]