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How to mobilise the right audiences for innovation challenges

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When putting your innovation challenges together, make sure you have a complete plan with clearly defined, targeted audiences, across cultures and business units, as well as key messages, frequency expectations, a communication and incentives strategy.

Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs

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Visa and Kyvo, an Exago consulting partner, are looking for Brazilian financial technology start-ups to participate in Track, the new business acceleration programme. The post Visa and Exago’s partner launch programme to accelerate Brazilian fintechs appeared first on www.exago.com.

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What’s your ultimate innovation challenge?

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When developing your idea management programme, the way you identify, frame and share your challenges with your community is key to your initiatives’ success. The post What’s your ultimate innovation challenge? appeared first on www.exago.com.

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The challenge is on: ‘People@Liberty’ launched on Innovation Open Day

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Liberty Seguros Portugal, awarded several times for being ‘a great place to work’ and promoting ‘excellence at work’, wants to take its employees’ creativity and engagement to a new level. The insurance company has set in motion the ‘People@Liberty’ programme, Read More.

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.

How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges

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Here’s a simple but essential tip when establishing your innovation challenges: pick ‘fights’ that are useful and bring attainable value to your organisation. The post How to pick useful and feasible ‘fights’ for innovation challenges appeared first on www.exago.com.

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This may not be changing fast enough in the hospitality sector

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If someone is going to disrupt your business model, it’s better be you’, says Exago’s director and cofounder. Pedro do Camo Costa speaks to fashion editor Juliana Cavalcanti in an interview to inspire Jeroen Gulickx’s upcoming book ‘A Hotelier’s Mind, Read More.

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We’re in the top 5% of firms ranked by Happiness Works!

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Exago’s one of the top 5% happiest organisations to work in, ranking eleventh in the Happiness Works – Happy Company 2016 initiative, among 209 surveyed participants. Now in its fifth edition, every year, Happiness Works assesses the overall well-being and. Read More.

Why innovation drives engagement among Generations Y and Z

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If given the choice, one in four Millennials would now leave their current employer to join a new organisation or do something different. The post Why innovation drives engagement among Generations Y and Z appeared first on www.exago.com.

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.

Diana Neves de Carvalho takes the lead at Exago

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Blending consultancy, management and information technology (IT) expertise, Diana Neves de Carvalho is now Exago’s chief executive officer (CEO). Her problem-solving talents and ‘make it happen’ spirit are focused on one main mission: to provide innovation managers the most efficient. Read More.

Decisions, decisions…

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Be it through team idea contests or widespread programmes, we are enthusiasts of innovation’s number one rule: Give your teams a voice. The post Decisions, decisions… appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago innovation-priority office participation

Meet Exago’s new Head of Innovation Services

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Ranging from China to the United Kingdom, Spain or Portugal, Francisco Bernardes’s multicultural and multidisciplinary experience now comes to the fore as he takes the lead in Exago’s Innovation Services team. Bernardes explains, ‘Our main goal, as a team, is. Read More.

Six common mistakes and one advice for innovation challenges

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Operational efficiency is clearly ahead in idea implementation, while sales and marketing, sustainability and better customer experience count for more than half of all the ideas implemented. By dissecting the innovation challenges that performed the worst – and excluding extrinsic. Read More.

Are you using these innovation metrics ?

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The focus on innovation has been moving to the value within organisations’ people: not only employees but also stakeholders and consumers. Being the human factor a new fundamental driver, how are companies gauging innovation results and capabilites? What metrics are. Read More.

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.

Exago’s Lisbon headquarters at fresh location

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Exago’s headquarters in Lisbon has moved to the heart of the city – we are now just next to the Marquês de Pombal square and some of the major and more relevant companies operating in Portugal. The venue change brings. Read More. The post Exago’s Lisbon headquarters at fresh location appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago

Your ultimate innovation challenge – what works and what doesn’t

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When it comes down to planning and developing your collaborative innovation initiatives, the way you identify, frame and share your organisation’s challenges with your targeted community is a key determinant of the success of your initiatives. The post Your ultimate innovation challenge – what works and what doesn’t appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights

Open innovation and the fight for your audience

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Apple, Lego, Philips, Samsung, IBM, GSK and, most recently, Tata Steel, among many others – all have adopted open innovation initiatives to expand their organisations’ horizons. You’ll likely need to do this, too, since competitive advantages enjoy shorter lives. Read More.

“Innovation is not for us”, they say

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If I had a dollar for every time that someone said that to me, I wouldn't need to work another day in my life. As someone who is trying to get corporations in Pakistan to understand the value of innovation, this declaration is extremely frustrating. .

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.

How can you measure innovation management?

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Innovation has left the secluded islands and frosted glass towers of research and development (R&D) departments, reaching all corners of organisations – even going beyond innovation management’s traditional frontiers. As it grows in both potential and intensity, how can we. Read More.

Are you building your innovation challenges right?

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Having identified your key innovation challenges – aligned with your company’s higher purpose and strategic goals and made attainable, useful and targeted – it’s time to focus on describing them plainly and completely, to guarantee you’ll get meaningful content.

ELIS launches open innovation challenge for social and individual development

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Associazione Centro ELIS, a non-profit organisation focused on preparing both young and adults for the labour market, is calling on its main stakeholders and Italian universities students to get involved in social and individual development efforts. ELIS, in association with. Read More.

Better looking and more clever than ever, this is our Fox Edition

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Exago’s 3.6 idea management software release is a major leap forward from the previous versions. With a brand new homepage look and feel, it offers additional idea review gates and a more comprehensive evaluation process, as well as more effective communication mechanisms.

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.

Incremental innovation, the nonstop evolution

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IPhone at Apple, Gmail at Google: these are the results of incremental innovation – of structures, features and processes improvement – typically involving larger numbers of people in these efforts. Thomas Edison, though usually considered an inventor, was in truth. Read More. The post Incremental innovation, the nonstop evolution appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights business transformation incremental-innovation innovation-results

Exago featured in Gartner’s ‘Market Guide for Innovation Management’

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Gartner’s 2016 ‘Market Guide for Innovation Management’ features Exago as one of the companies with more traction and visibility in the innovation management industry. The post Exago featured in Gartner’s ‘Market Guide for Innovation Management’ appeared first on www.exago.com.

It’s our anniversary, but you’re the one getting the gift!

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As part of our eight-year anniversary celebrations, we’ve decided to give an amazing gift: one free idea management programme (software and services) for a whole year, starting January 2016. Could it be you? The winner will be able to: Use. Read More. The post It’s our anniversary, but you’re the one getting the gift! appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago idea management software innovation-results

How to avoid the innovation management analysis-paralysis

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You may easily find yourself overwhelmed. But, you cannot get mired in endless reports, comparative numbers and hundreds of percentages that may have nothing relevant to show you. The post How to avoid the innovation management analysis-paralysis appeared first on www.exago.com.

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.

The rise of open innovation

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Just a little over two decades ago, engaging external stakeholders was a rare thing. Now, open innovation is trendy. Why is this? For a start, change has become the rule. The post The rise of open innovation appeared first on www.exago.com.

How can you put innovation to work? Take these examples

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What is innovation? We can say it’s about R&D and S&T, but it’s also radical, disruptive, incremental and social innovation, as well as innovation competencies. The ‘Oslo Manual: Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data’ (3rd Edition, 2005) defines four. Read More.

There is a clear winner theme in ideas’ implementation

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After ideation and crowd discussion, followed by improvement and approval, management and leadership embrace innovations more easily, as the higher rates of implementation show. The post There is a clear winner theme in ideas’ implementation appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights challenges incremental-innovation

The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out

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The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out, and innovation author and expert Paul Sloane is in the Spotlight in this first edition. The post The Innovation Matrix newsletter is out appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Exago innovation matrix thought leadership

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.

Never forget your most valuable innovation asset

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When targeting participants for your open innovation programme, consider suppliers, customers and universities. Yet, don’t forget your most valuable asset. The post Never forget your most valuable innovation asset appeared first on www.exago.com.

Measuring innovation: the human factor

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Innovation is not a stationary object. It’s a process that transforms ideas into value – a way of doing things that every company has to adopt at its core. Since 2000, the focus on innovation has been moving to the. Read More.

How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence

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Studies show a direct, consistent correlation between the level of engagement of a company’s workforce and business growth. Fight for differentiation also remains on top of CEO’s agendas.

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How innovation has become everyone’s job

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We just cannot understand the evolution of idea management metrics without understanding first the evolution of innovation in the corporate world. What was considered an 'innovation' in the 50s, in the 70s? And how did we gauge its results? The post How innovation has become everyone’s job appeared first on www.exago.com. Blog Insights business transformation incremental-innovation

6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program

The best practices forward-thinking companies follow to drive innovation success.