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Curate Your Own Innovation Collections Using Lux's New Customization Tagging Feature

Cosmin Laslau, Ph.D., Director, Research Products

The innovation landscape is vast and always changing: It encompasses thousands of different topics, ranging from technologies like self-driving cars, to regions like start-ups in San Francisco, to themes like digitization of agrifood. What is the best way to organize this landscape? At Lux, we have our own content taxonomy to organize this innovation landscape  based on our program areas of research and the topics they cover – but we also understand that each user’staxonomy may be quite different. Sometimes, when sorting through lots of research, it’s easier to organize content by industry, key business initiative, or ongoing project. We are now introducing a feature to add this flexibility, via custom tags and resulting collections. 

This new feature helps: 

  1. Organize content by preference: The custom tagging feature allows a user to use any text, and any preferred organizing principle. Whether that is about geography, industry, project name, or anything else. 

  2. Quickly find collections: Once custom tags are created and assign content to them, they become collections that are saved under "My Tags" within the My Lux section of our member site. That way, it’s easy to find collections of content in one easy place. 

  3. Download content as CSV files: To get a quick export of each collection, it’s possible to download the research's metadata as a CSV file. In the future, we will add more options too, like sharing via email with colleagues.

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To use this new custom tagging capability, please use the "Your tags" section that is near the top of each piece of research on the Lux member site, as shown above. 

Once tags are created and they have associated content, simply click My Lux and then "My Tags" to see all of the collections that are have created. From this screen, it’s easy to manage collections, including exporting the metadata as a CSV file, and removing items from each collection if they are no longer needed: 

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We encourage 
Lux users to try creating some of your own tags and collections, and let us know your feedback on how to improve this feature even further. In the future, more functionality will come to this tagging feature, including the ability to share collections with colleagues, collaborate on collections, and create visualizations like market maps and Lux Innovation Grids from your collections. 

 

 

FURTHER READING:

- Blog: Tech Scouting and Innovation Investing During Systemic Pandemics

- Blog: How to Prepare Innovation Teams for a Coronavirus-Driven Downturn

- Executive Summary: The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management

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