GIC Accelerator Platform
Over the last decade, the R&D offshoring industry has grown manifold, giving rise to organizational challenges like low productivity, cost escalation, talent crunch, low center maturity, etc. To address these challenges and help global R&D MNCs in their journey, the GIC Accelerator Platform was born. GAP helps its clients by providing a platform where companies can collectively address industry-wide challenges, either by sharing experiences and best practices and/or by leveraging actionable insights provided through research and domain expertise of Zinnov advisors.
Key decision makers from the industry come together to ideate on global leadership, innovation, technology, ecosystem connect, talent, and operational efficiency that currently have an impact or will have an impact on the technology ecosystem. Our platform leverages network effects and technology to match-make and drive meaningful conversations around the 6 pre-defined dimensions.
GAP provides a structured model for subscribing and/or participating member companies to share information with each other. Zinnov defines themes based on collective inputs and creates frameworks for which benchmark data from leadership teams is collected. This data is then collated, analyzed, and shared with GAP subscribers as actionable insights that can be leveraged to create value or drive interventions. Currently, GAP has over 300 companies participating in various benchmarking exercises, which help capture over 100,000 strategic and tactical insights.
Connects – Networking events
GAP helps forge relevant connections among business leaders by bringing together key decision makers and leaders from various functions within the technology ecosystem on a regular basis. These forums and roundtable events provide a platform for business leaders to exchange ideas and build lasting connections, which in turn help define problem statements that the Zinnov team helps to address collaboratively in a true open innovation model. In 2017, GAP hosted over 100 such sessions across Bay Area, Los Angeles, Detroit, Paris, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, and Pune – both in person and tech enabled.
Based on the collective knowledge of all the member companies, combined with its own advisory expertise, Zinnov has identified key areas for which it has built out detailed playbooks. These playbooks are based on in-depth research and augmented by experts from member companies. This research is then used to create reports that can be used by council members in their respective roles within their organizations. GAP released more than 50 reports to our subscribing members in 2017.