To encourage corporate entrepreneurship, Cargill, a US agriculture products and services company, established its Emerging Business Accelerator (EBA). The EBA provided a clearly defined process for pursuing opportunities outside of the scope of existing business. For promising opportunities, the EBA developed a high-level plan, performed due diligence, recruited talent and, with director's approval, provided capital and monitored progress. Project teams refined the concept, business model and ma...

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2.1.4 Assess new technology innovations
4.1.1 Identify market segments & target customers
3.2.1 Translate customer needs into product requirements
8.2.2 Create an environment for empowerment/innovation
9.7.1 Encourage employee involvement and feedback

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