Supporting the “R” in R&D

Robert Brands

It is, after all, the seed to long-term sustained Innovation. In some companies, independent research has given way to Open Innovation. We have seen a pattern of organizations that become overly reliant on Open Innovation (see Challenging Open Innovation and Innovation is Creativity X Risk Taking ). The result of over reliance on Open Innovation is smaller, incremental innovations versus market-changing breakthroughs.

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Disruption the Innovators Dilemma


Clayton Christensen was talking about disruption in 1997 in his book Innovators Dilemma. These once powerful institutions, like the aforementioned, are just opening up to the reality of disruption. The bottom line is unless you have your finger on the pulse and are constantly innovating, disruption will get you. And no longer can you innovate in isolation. – The post Disruption the Innovators Dilemma appeared first on HunchBuzz. Crowdsourcing Innovation.


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The Ultimate Open Innovator


On Monday mornings at 100%Open we sit down together as a team and each take just a few minutes to share our achievements, activities and alerts. At Wimbledon in 2012, carrying the weight of an expectant nation on his shoulders, who were looking for their first men’s singles champion since 1936, he lost in the final, succumbing to Roger Federer, arguably the greatest player of all time. In that moment Andy opened up to the world and let us all know how much it meant to him.

What is Gamification?


A very well-known recent example of gamification employed by Google, the search engine giant, occurred during the month of August when the London Olympics of 2012 were in progress. Gartner published a research report back in 2011, according to which by 2015, more than half of the organizations that deal with innovation processes will gamify those processes. Related posts: Crowdsourcing the mind through open innovation. Innovation gamification

Crowdsourcing Innovation


There are those that argue that using this method means that innovation will take a hit, but advocates of crowdsourcing counter that the general public has a way of thinking outside the box, as opposed to simply playing it safe with a new product. It would appear that those who believe in crowdsourcing innovation are winning the battle, as more and more companies turn to the public for new ideas. The post Crowdsourcing Innovation appeared first on HunchBuzz.

Crowdsourcing – Welcome to the Future


Crowdsourcing is taking a job that was once done by employees and outsourcing it, usually over the Internet, as an open call to a large group of people. Some of these sites are contest sites, where the open call results in a number of submissions, one of which is chosen as the “winner.” Open market sites are perhaps the most common crowdsourcing sites and the ones that people are most familiar with. Crowdsourcing Innovation.

Social Media Integration and Open Innovation Software


A 2012 study by Blue Research found 86% of people are bothered by the need to create new accounts, 54% consider leaving the site, and 88% say they have given inaccurate information. eZassi integrates with Linkedin, Facebook, and other popular platforms so that with the click of a button, the visitor can “sign-in” and start participating in the open innovation process without creating a username and password and verification email. Open Innovation Technology

Themes for the practice of open innovation

Open Innovation

Like my OI collaborators Henry Chesbrough & Wim Vanhaverbeke, I get a lot of emails (and receive many Google News updates) on businesses and consultants touting some claimed breakthrough on open innovation. I first met Cheryl in 2007 — when I was hired to train Kimberly-Clark execs on open innovation — and in 2012 Cheryl invited me to present my research at CoDev2012 when it was in San Diego. Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm.

Innovate or Die: Open Innovation and 4 Key Measures to Stay Alive

Innovation Walk

Companies commonly used to assume the best route to innovation was to control processes by keeping all data and knowledge internally and hiring the best employees. in 2012. However, more than 60% of replaced televisions were still functioning in 2012. As a matter of fact, today it is very difficult for a company to innovate individually. This is how “ Open Innovation ” was born. Open Innovation

Transforming Indian Railway Stations via Open Innovation


Indian Railways is embarking on an ambitious project and has turned to open innovation for help in achieving its goals. The IRSDC was created in 2012 with the express purpose of transforming the country’s railway stations. At the same time the IRSDC has launched separate open innovation competitions for a new logo and tagline. Open Innovation IRSDC railway stations in India

Standardization as an open innovation activity

Open Innovation

An important but understudied form of open innovation is the network form (network as defined by Powell 1990). The theme for EURAS 2016 is ‘Co-opetition and Open Innovation’, and so I was invited to deliver the keynote address. The slides for my talk (entitled “How standards research can inform open innovation”) are online at SlideShare. Failed OI Network Strategies Often the research in managing innovation networks (platforms etc.)

Finding the limits of open innovation

Open Innovation

In preparing for #AOM2016 and another session on open innovation, one of the potential participants raised the issue of the limits of open innovation. I am certain sympathetic: since 2006, I have noticed “open innovation” used as though it were a sacred incantation or magic pixie dust that somehow could turn lead into gold or gruel into caviar. Still, from this, I would suggest at least two limits on the definition of open innovation.

Nine Short Innovation Lessons from Lego

Destination Innovation

Lego is now revered as one of the most innovative and successful companies in the world. Lego was an early adopter of a concept which is now all the rage in innovation circles – the minimum viable product. In 2012 Lego launched ‘Lego Friends’ with a more realistic ‘mini-doll’ Sales to girls tripled. Collaborate to innovate. Innovative use of Video. Five Sustainable Innovation Practices that saved Lego – Leadership Network.

Five Product Innovations that Evolved Over Time


The product innovations that generate the most excitement and public interest are the disruptive innovations. However, these innovations aren’t that common. The most successful, innovative companies strike a balance between core, adjacent, and transformational initiatives. A 2012 study found that companies that allocated about 70% of their innovation activity to core initiatives, 20% to adjacent ones, and 10% to transformational ones outperformed their peers.

Innovation – My Journey

The Future Shapers

Innovation in my thoughts is nothing but thinking about the unthinkable, its the realization of a dream and making it possible, it is simplification using science, AI and creativity. It’s great to have an innovative mindset but more important to commercialize these ideas for the generations to come. Innovation which defines our need identifying the gap unfulfilled is essential to success. My initial exposure to innovation was in my younger years.

WOIC: Day 1

Open Innovation

On Thursday, open innovation scholars enjoyed a very exuberant 1st day at the 1st annual World Open Innovation Conference in Napa. As the day began, the audience received their own copy of the brand new — fresh off the presses — New Frontiers in Open Innovation. ( Chesbrough Keynote The conference opened with Henry Chesbrough , summarizing the evolution of the OI concept from his 2003 book.

The Final Day of WOIC 2014

Open Innovation

Friday brought the second and final day of the World Open Innovation Conference in Napa. Perhaps his most quoted example (at least on Friday) was the waigaya (open dialog) offsite process used by Honda. WIth “The Architecture of Evaluation Processes in Open Innovation Settings,” Christoph Hienerth discussed the difficulty of firms using crowds to evaluate the quality of inbound innovations.

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The 8 great talks from 8 years of Union


Date: April 2012 – Theme: User Makers – Host: Arup. Cesar told us about an amazing idea to use a novel and open source boat design to clean up oil spills. Date: June 2012 – Theme: Business Without Borders – Host: Method Design. Date: Sept 2015 – Theme: Location Innovation – Host: Ordnance Survey. The next Union Network event is on March 22nd 2018 around the theme of Innovation in a Continuous Crisis.

Crowdsourcing and User Innovation Conference 2014

Open Innovation

The 2014 "Open and User Innovation Conference" is over and Academy is about to begin. By many measures, today OUI is the world’s best innovation conference. It offers some lessons about the current state of user innovation research, its overlap with open innovation research and also for how future open innovation conferences (such as WOIC 2014) should be run. days) is ideal for meeting and getting to know innovation scholars.

Decisions for the 1st WOIC

Open Innovation

After several meetings by the co-chairs and hundreds of reviews, the acceptance decisions have been made for the World Open Innovation Conference 2014. Being the first US-based open innovation research conference, we were unable to predict the mix of papers. As Marcel and I noted in our June 2014 JPIM , business models are an important part of the concept of open innovation, but relatively under-researched).

Axel Springer & External Innovation. How to turn “Spray and Pray” into “Spray and Succeed”?


for corporations to invest in digital transformation and innovation. However, the ways in which they focus and collaborate with the innovation ecosystem can be very different. Most corporations using the “spray and pray” method have disorganized innovation strategies. Intel recently acquired the Israeli automotive startup MobilEye, and is also running an Education Tech innovation program. was founded to interact with innovators and scout for new technologies.

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization. Innovation Cycle (Avans). Open Innovation (Chesbrough). Open Innovation Kick-Start Approach (AT Kearney). Open Innovation Requirement Model (AT Kearney).

Xinova is Making Waves at This Year’s TechInnovation Event


Discover, Connect, and Collaborate TechInnovation is an annual technology-to-industry matching event and marketplace, bringing together technology providers and seekers to explore collaboration opportunities through open innovation. Inventor Community collaboration connect discover innovation IPI Singapore Marina Bay Sands Singapore solve problems TechInnovation technology ThinkBeyond xinova

Challenge to Advance Drug Abuse and Addiction Research


As of 2012 approximately 23.1 As part of their 2016-2020 strategic planning, NIDA is running a series of open innovation challenges targeted to drive advancements in the research of drug abuse and addiction treatment methods, systems, and approaches from outside of their organization and traditional networks. All submissions should describe an innovative concept or technology and how it can be applied to an outstanding question in drug abuse or addiction research.

VC to CV


This is where a large company sets up a fund to invest in SMEs, usually with the intent to commercialise the smaller company’s innovation. An article a year or two back from Global Corporate Funding stated that between 2010 and 2012, 182 CV units were formed bringing the total number globally to 936. For example in 2012 Intel alone made 150 investments worth $353m. Open innovation. Open Options. Who’d be a venture capitalist in 2015?

Some examples of co-creation that bring brand and consumer together


In 2012, Heineken asked this same question to designers in different places all over the planet. The result was presented at Milan’s Design Week in 2012, with a live recreation of the space. In 2012, Canon launched a competition where it invited people to share photos in a community. Related content: 5 success stories in open innovation. The post Some examples of co-creation that bring brand and consumer together appeared first on innovators.

R&D Management: Let's Reward Fraud, Not Punish It

Open Innovation

For the past month or so, I have been getting reminders of a new publication on open innovation in R&D Management. This month, it was perhaps the last hurrah of the discredited , fired ex-academic whose who will be remembered in innovation studies as the greatest fraud of the early 21st century. Lichtenthaler wrote: … In this regard, inbound open innovation has attracted substantially more attention by researchers than outbound open innovation (West and Bogers, 2014).

Qmarkets’ Named as G-Cloud 12 Supplier on UK Government SaaS Marketplace


The UK Government G-Cloud framework was established in 2012 to encourage the use of, and trust, in Cloud-based suppliers. This will allow for the UK public sector to safely use our cutting-edge innovation technology, which has become crucial in such disruptive times”.

Qmarkets’ Named as G-Cloud 12 Supplier on UK Government SaaS Marketplace


The UK Government G-Cloud framework was established in 2012 to encourage the use of, and trust, in Cloud-based suppliers. This will allow for the UK public sector to safely use our cutting edge innovation technology, which has become crucial in such disruptive times”.

Ezassi Appoints Denise Fletcher as New Chief Innovation Officer


New Chief Innovation Officer Signals Bright Future for Ezassi. Ezassi, a leader in open innovation and idea management software, is excited to announce that Denise Fletcher will be joining the company in the newly created role of Chief Innovation Officer. Denise brings to this role an impressive record for driving innovation and acting as a company visionary for major brands over the past eight years.

The Importance of Casting a Wide Net While Innovating


Bornhofen is a practitioner-scholar who has a passion for helping organizations adopt change, act on new ideas, and grow through innovation. His Doctorate degree (2012) in Management focused learning in the areas of organizational change, leadership theory, and strategy. Read on to discover innovation best practices from Robert's experience working at a range of renowned companies, including Citibank, Delta Airlines, and most recently Southwest Airlines.

Latest Conference Research on Innovation Ecosystems

Open Innovation

The conference was for papers being developed for a special issue of Research Policy, entitled “Innovation Ecosystems and Ecosystem Innovation.” Instead we held an online conference , modeled on the earlier 2012 conference for the Open Innovation special issue of Research Policy.

Typology for Innovative Organizations

Open Innovation EU

They require openness, transparency, adaptability, co-creation, self-management and responsiveness. While searching for a modern-day typology for innovative organizations – to show our students and what kind of context they most likely would want to work – I found that none was there, so I created a new one. A Typology for Innovative Organizations. The model describes organizational typologies based on cultures of innovation. 2012). 2012).

OUI! Wir sind in New York!

Open Innovation

The 16th Open and User Innovation Conference is hosted by Hila Lifshitz-Assaf and Natalia Levina of the NYU Stern School of Business and Kathy Strandburg of (as yet unnamed) law school, the conference is another great success for the von Hippel crowd. Nik Franke of WU Wien — who hosted the first User Innovation Workshop — reminded me that he is one of only a handful of people to attend all 16.

The Importance of Casting a Wide Net While Innovating


Bornhofen is a practitioner-scholar who has a passion for helping organizations adopt change, act on new ideas, and grow through innovation. His Doctorate degree (2012) in Management focused learning in the areas of organizational change, leadership theory, and strategy. Read on to discover innovation best practices from Robert's experience working at a range of renowned companies, including Citibank, Delta Airlines, and most recently Southwest Airlines.

Learning User Innovation by teaching it

Open Innovation

This month I spend part of my innovation strategy class at UCI on user innovation. Thoughts in 2014 With more than 15 published papers (articles or chapters) about open innovation, I’m guessing many know me mostly for my OI work. Of these articles, two articles in 2009 and 2012 compare open and user innovation, the latter with Marcel Bogers (who did his diss at EPFL on UI). One idea is that there are two types of user innovators.

Pivotal Innovation Management: The Past, Present, and Future of 180° Business Changes


With so much disruptive innovation happening so fast, it has become less and less rare for companies to be formed around a service or product that defines them for their lifetime. Rising competition from Apple and Google caught Nokia out of position and led to near-bankruptcy in 2012. The future of innovation is now. Another use of an innovation management platform is as a scouting platform for companies looking to better track and manage their M&A activities.

Management Innovation:  Busting Bureaucracy


Management Innovation. In recent years, his focus has been on Management Innovationinnovating the processes and practices that are used to direct and coordinate the activities of individuals and teams. Gary and Michele Zanini co-founded Management Exchange as an open innovation project “aimed at re-inventing management for the 21 st century”. What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation.

Case Studies: Learning from Failure, or Dying from it


We frequently talk about how innovation is a crucial necessity for your enterprise company, and how the right innovation can be the difference between setting the market standards and being shunted aside as a new market leader makes the rules. We also frequently hear about the great innovation successes: Tesla, SpaceX, Uber, Amazon, and even the classic innovation failures, like Kodak and Nokia, who saw incoming disruptive innovation but didn't do anything to face it.

When innovation led to a reversal of fortunes


The term innovation has been much bandied about this decade. Although a hackneyed word especially in the world of education and business, “innovation” has much in its favor. Read WSJ ’s “Is a Peanut-Butter Pop-Tart an Innovation?” There are plenty of expert definitions of innovation out there. Companies are leaving no stone unturned in their attempts to drive innovation, be it radical, incremental, or breakthrough. Controlled innovation has clearly worked.

99 Mental Barriers for Innovation Infographic

Open Innovation EU

Many of our students work on innovation projects for SME. When asked to organize an ‘open innovation session’, students enthousiastically start to read details about open innovation, open sessions and different ways of creating an open innovation-mindset within SME. Non-zero-sum Game in Open Innovation. ” 99 Mental Barriers for Innovation. In Open Innovation you’ll have to deal with both.

Top 10 must-read books on Innovation


Being innovative or creative looks like an inherent trait to most of us, doesn’t it? For those who steered away from the path of innovation and tried to fit into the neatly defined boxes of the world, it’s time to get a real sense of what your talents are and dig deep. To help innovation officers and wannabe innovators in their task, we’ve put together the best books to inspire you and help your company and workforce stay relevant. The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M.