Announcing the 2015 Global Innovation Survey

Imaginatik

Though innovation has become an executive imperative, it has yet to mature into an established company-wide core competence at most organizations. To help innovation leaders and forward-thinking companies do better, Imaginatik has launched the 2015 Global Innovation Survey.

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Nomination Wanted: 2015 Thinkers50

Matthew May

My three areas of focus — strategy, innovation, and lean — are all founded on the ground-level, everyday application of Roger Martin’s Play-to-Win framework (strategy), IDEO/Stanford d school-originated design thinking (innovation), and Toyota-born systems thinking (lean).

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The State of Innovation Management in 2015 Just Released

Paul Hobcraft

As we come closer to the year-end it’s good to look back, make some dedicated time to take ‘stock’, in this case, on innovation’s progress. You’ll gain a valuable and quick insight into critical aspects that innovation managers and CINO’s should be aware of.

Last Chance for Nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards

Braden Kelley

August 1st is the last day to nominate someone for a 2015 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award. I would greatly appreciate your nomination for a 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award in this category: Innovation Click here to nominate me for the 2015 … Continue reading → Innovation awards nominations Thinkers50 thought leaders Thought Leadership

Voting Open for Thinkers50 Top Management Thinkers for 2015

Braden Kelley

Thank you everyone for your nominations for the Innovation category of the Thinkers50 Distinguished 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards. September 1st is the last day to cast your … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Top 10 awards Thinkers50

7 Noteworthy Disruptive Innovations of 2015

HYPE Innovation

Disruptive innovations are defined as those new products and services that are so unique and powerful that they literally disrupt the entire industry. Innovation Culture

59 Innovation Events for Q4 2015

Innovation Excellence

Earlier this year, Jason Williams shared a list of 46 Innovation Conferences for 2015. Explorious Ventures, both a collector and connector, has curated the world's largest list of innovation-related events, conferences, festivals and happenings.

Voting Open – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015

Innovation Excellence

Voting is now open in the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015 Contest hosted by Innovation Excellence. If you're a first time visitor to Innovation Excellence, we have over 7,500 articles on site to support our mission of making innovation insights accessible for the greater good.

Soren Kaplan’s April 2015 Leapfrogging Newsletter

Leapfrogging

Sustained competitive advantage comes from innovating how we innovate. That’s the essence of real innovation. In the past, new products and technologies consumed the vast majority of the innovation air-time. The most innovative companies today realize that competitive differentiation comes as much from how they innovate as it does from what they’re innovating. 175k Innovation Prize 2015 – Deadline April 30, 2015.

Nominate the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015

Innovation Excellence

We are eternally grateful to all of you out there who take the time to create and share great innovation articles, presentations, and videos and to make a list of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers available each year.

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LAST DAY TO VOTE – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015

Innovation Excellence

Voting is now open in the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015 Contest hosted by Innovation Excellence. If you're a first time visitor to Innovation Excellence, we have over 7,500 articles on site to support our mission of making innovation insights accessible for the greater good.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2015

Innovation Excellence

At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Drum roll please.

Preliminary CFP: WOIC 2015

Open Innovation

The deadline is June 15 for submissions to the 2nd World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC 2015). The conference will be held November 19-20, 2015 in Silicon Valley, California. As in 2014 , there will be a call for problems that allows firms and other organizations to share their open innovation challenges for discussion by conference attendees. CFP open innovation WOIC 2015 World Open Innovation Conference

Top 20 Innovation Articles of August 2015

Innovation Excellence

At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Drum roll please.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of September 2015

Innovation Excellence

At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Drum roll please.

The 2015 Global Innovation 1000 Study from Strategy&

Innovation Excellence

The geographic footprint of innovation is changing dramatically as research and development programs become more global. Continue reading → Innovation Management Strategy global Investing money R&D research studies

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3 Days to Nominate – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015

Innovation Excellence

Just a quick reminder that you've only got three (3) days left to nominate your favorites for the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015. Our previous lists have been tremendously popular and now it's time to open nominations for 2015!

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WOIC 2015, Day 0

Open Innovation

#WOIC2015 — the 2nd World Open Innovation Conference — began today. However, what’s new is that we are here at one of (if not the ) innovation hubs of the world. Stay tuned for more updates on WOIC 2015. conferences Henry Chesbrough WOIC 2015 World Open Innovation Conference

Soren Kaplan’s – March 2015 Leapfrogging Newsletter

Leapfrogging

Drawing aliens may be the secret to creativity and innovation. What else did their surprising study reveal and how does this relate to business innovation? Wharton Technology & Innovation Conference 2015 April 17 – 18 Philadelphia, PA. ASU + GSV Summit 2015 April 6 – 8 Scottsdale, AZ. Open Education Global 2015 April 22 – 24 Banff, Alberta CA It’s true!

WOIC 2015, Day 1

Open Innovation

I was sorry not to be able to attend the first problem session, which talked about how Pfizer is managing its use innovation intermediaries. The Faems paper was co-authored with Willem Posthouwer, the open innovation manager of FrieslandCampina (a Netherlands-based global dairy firm).

Is Innovation a Priority for CEOs?

Braden Kelley

So what did CEOs say was their priority when they were surveyed by KPMG for their Global CEO … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management Strategy Global CEO Outlook 2015 KPMG Surveys

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How 2015 Changed Corporate Innovation: An Overview

Innovation Excellence

There were several key (and generally welcome) themes that emerged throughout 2015 within corporate innovation. Continue reading → Culture & Values Experience Innovation Innovation Innovation Perspectives Leadership Open Innovation Training culture Corporate innovation

Soren Kaplan’s Leapfrogging Newsletter – February 2015

Leapfrogging

The most innovative companies know that even when they’re selling a product, they’re actually selling the function that it provides. The Hidden Pitfalls of Inclusive Innovation. Unite For Sight – Global Health and Innovation Conference – March 28-29 Yale University. Next Innovation Summit – Mar 04-15, Anaheim, California. Social Innovation Summit 2015 – June 11-12, Washington, DC How To Think About Turning Your Products Into Services.

Researching Open Innovation @ AOM 2015

Open Innovation

For a second year at #AOM2015, Marcel Bogers has organized a PDW on “Researching Open Innovation” to help OI researchers discuss and develop their open innovation research. This looks to be one of the two most important open innovation sessions in Vancouver this summer (the other being the OI+business models session featuring Chesbrough, Lettl and Tucci on Sunday morning). AOM 2015 Frank Piller Marcel Bogers open innovation

The 2015 Breakthrough Innovation Report

Innovation in Practice

Nielson released its 2015 BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION REPORT that features best practices from winning brands – with seven specific case studies from Pepsico, Kraft, MillerCoors, Kellogg’s, Nestle Purina, Atkins and L’Oreal Paris. The Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Project has examined over 20,000 new product launches over the past four years. To date, only 74 products have been named a “Breakthrough Innovation Award Winner."

Innovation 2015 or Five Lame Excuses?

Gregg Fraley

Innovation ca feel a lot like that — your competition is a big tough impossible-to-beat player like Superman. I’m going to be like a broken record in this blog post ( I wrote a similar one a year ago ): If you don’t have an Innovation Plan, you aren’t doing innovation.

World Open Innovation Conference 2015: Final Program

Open Innovation

Thu 10:30 AM (Salon D): Modes of Open Innovation; Moderator: Marcel Bogers Mehdi Bagherzadeh and Sabine Brunswicker Mix and Match: Preferred ‘Mix of Open Innovation Modes’ for Solving Innovation Problems Roberto Camerani, Stefano Denicolai, Monica Masucci and Giovanni Valentini The Interplay of Inbound and Outbound Open Innovation and its Impact on Firm Performance Saumya Amarasinghe, Kenneth Husted and Frank Siedlok How Revealing is Revealing?

Top 20 Innovation Articles of November 2015

Innovation Excellence

At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Drum roll please.

The State of Innovation Management in 2015 – Just Released

Innovation Excellence

In a just released “The State of Innovation Management in 2015” that I have authored and kindly provided by HYPE for free, I believe you will find something of interest that you might have missed during a busy year, that is coming to a close.

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2015

Innovation Excellence

2015 was the fourth full year of operations for Innovation Excellence. To celebrate we've pulled together a list of the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2015. Did your favorite make the cut?

Benchmarking Report 2015

Innovation Leader

We surveyed nearly 200 innovation leaders, and the result is Innovation Benchmarking Report 2015, a report that gives focus to data that can help solve innovators’ challenges.

Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015

Innovation Excellence

After two weeks of torrid voting by some of the authors' passionate supporters, and after a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round based heavily on the quality and quantity of contributions to Innovation Excellence, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015 : Continue reading → Innovation News Top 10 2015 authors bloggers contests Innovation Bloggers internet Lists Thought Leaders Top 40 writers

Call for Papers: WOIC 2015

Open Innovation

Open Innovation provides insights for how firms can harness the inflows and outflows of knowledge to improve the firm’s innovation success. At the same time, Open Innovation has also become a popular (and well cited) area of innovation research. To help identify and develop the best new theoretical and applied research in Open Innovation, we are organizing the second annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC).

Best Strategy Blog in 2015

Norbert Bol

I used this phrase as the title for what appeared to be the best blog in 2014, but more importantly it appears that innovation for sustainability leads to a better business performance especially when it is a deliberate and voluntary strategy.

The Innovation 'Function'

Imaginatik

Innovation” is often discussed in terms of the “idea” as the product and the formation of that idea as somehow unique and ineffable …. In that vision of the “innovation funnel” the idea is at the end… the goal. Any organization can be innovative.

BD Named 2015 Outstanding Corporate Innovator Winner by Product Development and Management Association

Innovation in Practice

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), the premier global advocate for product development and management professionals, announced today that it has awarded the 2015 Outstanding Corporate Innovator (OCI) Award to BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX).

Why Innovation Maturity Matters

Imaginatik

For many companies, the desire to be more innovative is driven by a strategic issue – flat-lined growth, competitive threats, industry upheaval, etc. The most common mistake: leadership doesn’t factor their organization’s Innovation Maturity level into the equation.

Innovating: So What Is Possible?

Paul Hobcraft

Often we forget to frame what we want to really achieve in our innovation activity, instead we simply dive in and start innovating. I believe until we know what solutions we feel we need or the market wants, we will more often than not, end up disappointed in our innovation solutions.

The innovating power of ecosystems and platforms

Paul Hobcraft

Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring. We need to find a new way of doing things differently around innovation and its management. The phase of “open innovation” connecting one party with another (one to one) is well-established.

Innovators – are you thinking about Ecosystems?

Paul Hobcraft

You go beyond the utilization of leveraging existing infrastructure, building on others specialization and leveraging through technology powerful new concepts to tackle increasing complex innovation design. Regretfully we are not yet fully equipped to manage these new innovation ecosystems.

The New Innovation Value Chain Perhaps?

Paul Hobcraft

For a long time I have become increasingly dissatisfied with the way we have managed or even depicted the innovation value chain. So I feel we need to determine a new innovation value chain and would like to make a first attempt. The New Innovation Value Chain Components.

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Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model

Paul Hobcraft

Shifting Radically the Innovation Business Model. I have been spending some significant time on questioning the current innovation business model, from both the customers (clients) perspective and the innovation consultants’ one. The innovation consultants’ dilemma.

Driving Innovation through Employee Engagement - Shift your Focus

Imaginatik

Working with a wide variety of innovation teams, companies, and innovators we hear: We want to “ democratize” innovation. We want to engage employees in innovation. Yet frequently, we see very little focus on innovation itself.