Coley Brown is the CEO and co-founder of VisionMine, an open innovation consulting firm and internet portal that matches corporate business and technology challenges with start innovations discovered by the firm. Coley can be reached at

Increasing Innovation Impact in the Enterprise

You would be hard-pressed to find a business leader who would question the importance of innovation not only to promote growth within their organization, but also to ensure its very survival. These business leaders have invested significantly in their innovation initiatives to support this importance. Yet a 2012 Accenture study found that more than half of corporate executives were disappointed by their innovation results and returns from their innovation investments.