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New ISO 50501 to foster innovations


Germans, in particular, are used to having everything certified, tested, sealed, and verified, from the smoothie purchased at the supermarket to the sports shoes and all the more so when it comes to all technical things.

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft

There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are bringing us to deliver innovate differently.

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What is Idea Management and Why is it Important?


The post What is Idea Management and Why is it Important? appeared first on Ideanote. Idea Management Uncategorized employee employee ideas idea management idea management platform idea selection Ideas

Innovation SOP: Tips for Today’s Leaders on How to Launch an Innovation Program


Qmarkets’ Innovation Standard Operating Procedures (SOP): In this series, we will present different guidelines on how to bring innovation theory to practice.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Developing an agile innovation strategy

Idea Drop

Agile project management involves dividing tasks into short phases of work, or ‘sprints’, with continuous reassessment and adaptation of plans. Stemming from the word agile, meaning to move quickly and easily, it is no surprise that such a methodology goes hand in hand with innovation.

ISO 50501: from chaos to standardized innovation processes


New ISO standard to foster innovations. Germans, in particular, are used to having everything certified, tested, sealed, and verified, from the smoothie purchased at the supermarket to the sports shoes and all the more so when it comes to all technical things.

Who Makes the Decisions in Crowdsourcing?


You will likely engage your experts and authorities at the earliest stages or your program through discussion. These are the people who know a great deal about the subject matter of the campaigns and can give you strong feedback on your problem statement and criteria for success.

Do You Behave Like a Billionaire?

Innovation Excellence

According to Forbes, there are about 1,826 billionaires on the planet. Of those, 290 joined the club in 2015. That’s an increase of about 19 percent.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

MICRO LEARNING for Innovators (in just 15 minutes per week)

Idea Champions

Innovation is a huge topic in organizations these days. Every company is looking for new and better ways to do more with less, differentiate themselves from the competition, and unlock the hidden genius of their workforce. At the same time, many organizations are budget-constrained.

4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018

Gregg Fraley

Learn 4 Ways to Amplify Digital Innovation in 2018. Alignment, Team Diversity, Knowledge & MoshPits. The challenges facing innovation leaders, facing 2018 is — how do you integrate new digital capability? This is not innovation as we once knew it. This is not your Dad’s innovation.

What is design thinking and how can it help you innovate?


If you’re managing your company’s innovation initiative, the Beaver is for you


Opening the way for your 2018 challenges, Exago – Beaver Release enables innovation platform managers and administrators to become master builders and determine the flow of each stage of your company’s innovation endeavour. With simplified processes and configurations, you focus time and skills on what matters: putting together an innovation programme for effective collaboration. 5 […].

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

3 Questions That Will Solve Any Problem Creatively

Innovation Excellence

It was once said that the solution to any problem lies in asking the right question. Here are three. Creativity Innovation Leadership People & Skills Psychology Creative Problem-solving culture Design Thinking problem solving

Millennial Job Interview

Idea Champions

A Millennial job interview from @TheDanielBrea on Vimeo. Idea Champions. Micro-Learning for Millennials (and others). More Micro-Learning (or maybe less

Congratulations to the new Agile Innovation Managers 2017!


Once again, the Innovation Alliance successfully trained employees as Agile Innovation Managers. Congratulations on this achievement! The training included learnings in three different thematic blocks: From Strategy to Opportunities. From Opportunities To Ideas. From Ideas To Market.

The 4 Dynamic Stages of Collaborative Innovation – Number 1: Idea Collection


You’ll collect a lot of ideas. How do you find the best? Before you find gold, you find ore. Seemingly dull rocks are pulled from the ground and carefully refined until the gold inside them is brought out. And so it is with ideas, as well.


6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Creative Problem Solving: Overcoming Fixation

Michael Roberto Fixation characterizes many people's problem-solving efforts. We become stuck on a particular solution or solution set, and we fail to consider a wider range of alternatives.

Communication and repetition are vital for innovation

OVO Innovation

I was working out this morning before work and as usual, watching the breaking news. At 7am there are a range of news choices, and strangely each network seems to have the exact same advertisements on during the breaks. As I was working out I realized that I knew the side effects of several medications that I don't need and don't take. These side effects include headaches, vomiting, and so on.

How to Leverage the Power of Storytelling in 15 Minutes Per Week

Idea Champions

Once upon a time there was a forward-thinking organization that understood what a powerful culture-building tool storytelling was. THEY GOT IT. But what they didn't get, was the fact that the effort to turn theory into practice was way easier than they imagined.

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Every day we’re tasked with making decisions

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Idea Estimation and the Reporting Dashboard


For those of you who have been utilizing crowdsourcing for awhile, you’ll be more than familiar with the story of the “Parable of the Ox.”

The Meaning of Life – Really!

Innovation Excellence

Do we search for meaning or do we create it? The answer may surprise you. “We all want to be part of something — an organization, a team, a community, a relationship — that somehow allows us to exceed our expectations of ourselves.” ” may seem to be an unlikely place to find the meaning. Leadership happiness Human Nature Meaning meaningful work success

How to grow faster than the market average


Today, every company desires to be among the top growers in this industry. The top growers get ahead of their compeer by differentiating themselves through their capabilities.

What I Learned from 10 Chemical Salesmen and Some Masking Tape

Idea Champions

Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization

Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs. In this session, Paul shares his experience innovating in new and adjacent markets through a deft deployment of open innovation, business accelerators, venturing, M&A, R&D, business development and strategy team leadership.

4 Roles to Push Bold Customer Experience Strategy Thinking


We were set to work with a client team exploring the customer experience strategy they’d introduce to their internal customers.

How to Run a Good Brainstorming Session

Rmukesh Gupta

Last week I was invited to run a Design thinking experiential workshop for the STC conference in Bangalore. We had about 70 people in the room. All of them experienced technical content writers. As I always believe, learning happens best when people have a lot of fun while learning. We then retain a lot of what we learn in that setting. I am getting beside the point.

Better Inventions – Leveraging Powerful Stimulus

Innovation Excellence

At my inventing company, we always use Quantum Idea Generation to generate the ideas that help companies double their innovation success rate.

Innovative Design Elements That Will Improve Your Website


Websites are the heart and core of every modern business. Your entire marketing efforts and promotions are supposed to lead visitors to your website and convert them into customers. In a sense, a business website is there to seal the deal. However, no matter how good your marketing efforts are, if your website isn't good enough, your potential customers will simply leave.

Creating a Culture of Innovation — Validating Success with Numbers

Developing a culture of innovation internally leads to higher employee engagement, empowerment of your employees to assist on solving some of your most vital problems, an effective method for capturing their ideas and acting on them and finally, an increase in costsavings.