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Public sector innovation recognised at the Smarter Working Live awards

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18 award winners include Department for Education for Smarter Working Project of the Year London, United Kingdom. 27 November 2020 – Some of the most innovative and forward-looking public sector projects were recognised last night at the Smarter Working Live awards 2020.

Wazoku brings innovation services to Latin America via new partnership with Transforme

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Wazoku brings innovation services to Latin America via new partnership with Transforme Latest international expansion for idea management firm targets the rapidly growing innovation market in Latin America London, United Kingdom.

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Sustainable Innovation: SDG 13 – Our Journey to Wazoku becoming Carbon Neutral

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Wazoku is both a for-profit and a for-purpose business. We see innovation and sustainability as core pillar of our business.

UK local authorities join innovation programme that aims to save one billion pounds by 2022

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New £Billion Challenge encourages the sharing and development of innovation and income generation ideas to save and make money in local government.

Register Today for RIDG’s Return on Innovation: Webinar Series

Speaker: Michelle Royal, Founder of RIDG

Join RIDG's Chief Innovation Officer, Michelle Royal, for a free 60-minute webinar on Tuesday, March 9th at 10 a.m. ET. You’ll learn how to lead your business to a new frontier in a time of disruption and prepare for the future despite intense financial and mental constraints of a pandemic. This is the first webinar of a three-part series on how innovation produces higher profits and happier people. RIDG helps companies make strategic financial decisions and empowers their teams to grow the business.

Wazoku partners with Schumpit to drive innovation in Spain, Catalonia and Portugal

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Idea management scale-up expands international reach via partnership that combines local market expertise with global technology London, United Kingdom.

Wazoku extends its enterprise innovation offering with Jira intergration

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Idea management integration with Atlassian’s Jira Cloud allows users to join the dots between innovation and project delivery London, United Kingdom.

InnoCentive partners with Habitat for Humanity to find innovative solutions for sustainable construction and demolition waste management

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Global nonprofit uses open innovation firm to proactively address the estimated 2.2 billion tons of debris the construction industry will generate by 2025 London, United Kingdom. 17 November, 2020 – Open innovation firm InnoCentive is supporting global housing nonprofit Habitat for Humanity in a new challenge that will run until 25 January 2021.

An Innovative Culture: Define It, Cultivate It and Use It to Enable Transformation

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A culture of innovation is more than a buzzword. Many organisations struggle to first define what makes a culture innovative, let alone build an innovative culture. If these mark the beginning of the journey, how do you then take the innovative culture you’ve put so much effort into building, cultivate it for sustainability and use it to drive business transformation?

Simon Hill shortlisted for The TechXLR8 2020 Tech Leader of the Year Award

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Wazoku is a tech company with a big mission – To Change the World, One idea at a time. The brainchild of Simon Hill, Wazoku’s platform operates as a company’s global home for ideas. With innovation such a high priority for organisations, Wazoku is the company which helps businesses to unlock the nascent innovation potential of their employees, partners, customers or the whole world!

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Wazoku acquires US open innovation leader InnoCentive and raises additional £1.25M to support global growth

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Idea management scaleup creates unique proposition for crowdsourcing, idea management and open innovation on one platform London, United Kingdom. 10 July 2020 – Idea management software and services firm Wazoku has announced a new funding round of £1.25M, led by Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist, Calculus Capital, supported by other shareholders and members of the Wazoku management team.

Implementing Innovative Ideas in The Conservative Environment of A Large Corporation

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Businesses know they must innovate to survive. Some companies are, some people within those companies are and others have unbeknownst innovative ideas tucked away. The real question as a large corporation is: how can we take advantage of these ideas and the depth of knowledge inside the minds of employees, partners or the wider business ecosystem?

Do you have to be a start-up to be a disruptor?

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The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Platforms, Q1 2020

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Forrester Reveals The 13 Most Significant providers in Innovation Management “Wazoku has a differentiating vision for idea sharing and innovation collaboration.” Wazoku featured as one of the 13 Most Significant providers in Innovation Management in “The Forrester Wave : Innovation Management Platforms, Q1 2020”. In February 2020, Forrester published the 2020 Forrest Wave, a review of the global Innovation Management sector.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Driving COVID-19 employee engagement with idea management

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Communication and engagement with employees are an essential part of business at any time. The benefits of an engaged workforce include improved employee retention and loyalty, a happier and more motivated workforce and better general well-being. Most observers feel that employee engagement is a key pillar of the future of work. Perceptions of what exactly is meant by ‘the future of work’ can vary, but what is in little doubt is that the workplace is changing.

Wazoku Announces Spring 2020 Product Release and new Open Innovation Product

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Wazoku, a leading innovation and idea management platform, announced its Spring 2020 product release with features designed to get the right ideas in front of the right people at the right moment. Keeping the innovation pipeline running smoothly can be like trying to manage a public transportation system in a large city. Businesses need to make sure that ideas are smoothly getting to their destination.

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Keep Calm and Create: A rallying cry to solve the world’s biggest challenges

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We’re living through unprecedented times as the COVID-19 pandemic takes grip, rearranging our day-to-day lives at breathtaking speed. The world is an uncertain place right now – with many of us now part of the coronavirus-enforced experiment in working exclusively from home. For some, this newfound status is a shock, with many of us still adjusting to the new normal, juggling home schooling and leading virtual teams.

COVID-19: Solving challenges and leading through change

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There’s no doubt the coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is causing mass disruption around the world. The outbreak is a human tragedy – the likes of which is a cause for great concern. It’s also having a growing impact on the global economy, forcing businesses to rethink their workforce strategies, putting health and safety first. These are Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) times.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

How we cultivate sustainability and help our customers do the same

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At Wazoku the tools and processes we recommend to our customers when generating ideas or solving business challenges are the same we adopt internally. Balbu, is what we’ve branded our own idea management platform instance in our organisation. We use Balbu to run internal competitions, test and develop product features and improve operational and business processes to name a few.

Why you need to co-create to get ahead

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If I asked you to assess the knowledge and skills of the people you work with, would you say your company boasts the smartest workforce in the world? Even if it’s a resounding yes, and you're blessed with the most talented employees, do you think they’re organised and mobilised to solve your most complex business problems – both now and in the future? What about when AI fully kicks-in or disruptive start-ups muscle into your space?

How to thrive in the age of disruption

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Ah, the age of disruption! The future of work! The fourth industrial revolution! Futurists and thought leaders have been talking about this for some time. The world of work is changing – on a technological, political and social-cultural scale. Powerful new forms of technology are increasing our rates of productivity capability; demanding new skillsets in the process. How can we adapt and transform our organisations into something that can actually reap the benefits of this new world order?

10 steps you can take to prepare for the future of work

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Whatever our views are on the future of work, one thing’s for sure: times are changing. Advancing technologies are fuelling a robot-and-AI-filled future, which means we will need to innovate faster and with more agility if we hope to be relevant for the future of work. Here are 10 things your organisation can do today to prepare for change, disruption and the need for innovation: 1. Disrupt or be disrupted Don’t be a Nokia – be a Netflix.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

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At this year's Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the Q&A – all answers are anonymised and summarised. What have you found most interesting from your time at the conference so far?

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Why collaboration is crucial for the future of work

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The workplace of today is so different to the workplace of 50 or even 25 years ago; it has changed completely. Everything is faster, more immediate, more accessible and more global. The workforce itself is more geographically dispersed, more transient and less tied to the physical workplace, with technology, of course, underpinning a lot of these changes.

Wazoku partners with InnoCentive to create the world’s most powerful innovation platform and community

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Global partnership delivers a unique proposition for any organisation seeking to solve business challenges and drive innovation. Idea management scaleup Wazoku has announced a major new partnership with US open innovation firm InnoCentive , which will create the world’s most comprehensive and powerful innovation platform and community.

Wazoku Featured In The Open Assembly Quarterly

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Wazoku was featured in Open Assembly ‘s quarterly report, The State of Crowdsourcing. Get the report to learn: What is crowdsourcing and why use it in your organisation? Benefits for organisations of all sizes. How to begin or improve your crowdsourcing programme. Simon Hill, CEO and Founder, Wazoku, shares, “Every organisation has an army of potential innovators at its disposal—not only its staff, but customers, partners, and suppliers.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Wazoku makes two senior hires as the idea management scaleup prepares itself for further growth in 2020

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30 January 2020 – Idea management scaleup ? Wazoku ?has has made two new senior hires, as the company readies itself for further growth in 2020. Kathryn Layland joins as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) based in Wazoku’s London HQ, while Alex Butucea arrives as Wazoku’s new Director of Software Engineering, in the company’s Bristol office. .

Wazoku Announces Winter 2019 Product Release

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Wazoku, a leading idea management platform, announced its Winter 2019 product release with features designed to equip organisations with better visibility into the value of their ideas and their innovation pipeline. Managing truly effective and impactful innovation can be like directing a complex orchestra with many moving parts.

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network turns to Wazoku to capture the innovations to transform health in the West Midlands

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Innovation platform gathers ideas from business, tech, academia and more to combat obesity, low life expectancy and a range of other health challenges. West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has selected Wazoku’s idea management platform, Idea Spotlight, as it looks to increase and share innovation across the NHS and in doing so, improve the long-term health in the region.

10 Steps from idea generation to implementation

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Every successfully implemented idea/product is a result of a long and painstakingly supervised innovation process. While principles and methods of idea development are universal for all industries, there is no strict rule regarding the steps from idea generation to implementation. Image from dilbert.com. Here is a list of 10 steps that follow the idea management process from idea generation to implementation.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

A brief history of work, innovation and skills in the UK

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There’s no question the world of work has evolved over time. Advances in mechanisation, mass production and, more recently, technology have shaped where and how we work, as well as what we produce. The need for people and organisations to innovate has always been there but what’s much harder to comprehend, and therefore navigate, is the rapid pace of change we’re experiencing, on a scale we’ve never seen before.

Daily improvements are innovation, here’s how

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Innovation is a necessity across all sectors and industries, and in an ever-changing competitive landscape, businesses are under more pressure than ever to showcase innovative outcomes. Incremental innovation involves making small scale improvements that can be implemented daily (or short-term) to existing processes, products or services. There are opportunities exist everywhere across all aspects of every business, to do things better, faster or in a more data-enabled way.

Bournemouth University launches SPEED, part of a European funded project (Interreg 2 Seas) that aims to transform port logistics

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New SPEED platform will use Wazoku to capture the ideas and innovation for Western European ports to meet industry challenges including carbon emission reduction 3 December 2019 – Bournemouth University is using Wazoku’s idea management platform, Idea Spotlight, to power the stakeholder engagement in the SPEED project, a major initiative that looks to gather and develop the ideas that will transform port logistics across Western Europe.

Modern leadership styles and innovation: The boss doesn’t always know best!

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For many modern businesses, the concept of the boss is somewhat outdated. I am the ‘boss’ at Wazoku, in that I co-founded the company and that ultimately the buck stops with me. But that’s about the only similarity with the traditional role of boss. At Wazoku we have a seven-strong executive and management team, which is collectively responsible for the major decisions the company makes. As the CEO, I don’t have a desk. I don’t have an office. I’m approachable.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.