S5E15 - Passing the Baton: How to Bring Innovation to Market Faster & More Reliably
with 🎙️ Sivan Zamir - VP Xylem Innovation Labs
💧 Xylem is one of the largest water and wastewater technology company globally and follows the simple motto: "Let's solve water"
What we covered:
🔬 How Xylem invests in its R&D to stay on top of the Water Technological Game
💡 How approaches to innovation are evolving, and how that led to the inception of the Xylem Innovation Labs
🤝 What the various tracks of XIL actually are, and how do they bridge the best of Xylem's internal world and of the water entrepreneurship ecosystem
🛣️ How the name of the game is to improve the market access for new Water Technologies
🍫 How it doesn't depend on one specific stakeholder group to make innovation happen: it is all about "passing the baton" that happens to be the entrepreneur
🪦 How to avoid "death by pilot" and which frameworks to deploy for that
🇺🇸 How making technology work in California is a good proxy for the United States and, ultimately, the World
🧑🤝🧑 How innovation always comes down to people
🚀 How Sivan intends to feed the Xylem Innovation Labs with her startup spirit and acumen
6️⃣ The six areas of interest Xylem intends to focus on - and Sivan’s favorite child
🧠 How mindsets evolve and how people become more interested in new technology adoption
🏭 How many of the water innovations to come might already be deployed in other industries
🚀 Investments and partnerships with Burnt Island Ventures, the Westly Group, and Isle Utilities, moving the needle in a conservative industry, building a sit for everyone at the table...
🔁 Evolving innovation timelines, business model innovation, silver bullets not existing, Xylem as a bridge between diverse worlds, learning from others’ trials, finding a cultural fit between small and large companies, innovation as a service... and so much more!
🔥 … and of course, we concluded with the 𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙞𝙙 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 🔥
➡️ Come say hi to Sivan on LinkedIn
➡️ Check out the full story (and an infographic) on How to Bring Innovation to Market
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