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From Invisible to Visible: A Look at Transparency in Government Innovation

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One of the challenges to innovation in government is a lack of insight into what citizens have to offer in the way of innovative strategies. Governments are aware of the increasing need to capture perspectives and insights of citizens to spark the innovation process.

IdeaScale and Betterific: A Match Made in Innovation Heaven

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We’re partnering up to help you drive your innovation strategy further. Ideascale and Betterific announced at the end of January that they were teaming up to bring the latter’s strengths in crowdsourced open innovation to Ideascale’s industry-leading innovation management platform.

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Why Innovation Is About More than Creativity: A Talk with Edwin Goutier of the United Way

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Is your innovation strategy built solely on creativity? As Edwin Goutier explains in a recent IdeaScale Nation podcast, Innovation is about more than being the most creative person in the room.

Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA

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Learn innovation and crowdsourcing strategy from NASA. Do you want to know the secrets for success through internal crowdsourcing and innovation storytelling?

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Innovation, NASA-Style: 1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

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NASA’s need for innovation is near-constant. NASA has driven technological innovation in ways that might surprise you. The space program has delivered innovation everywhere from food safety to materials science to medicine. NASA didn’t get there by luck or sheer intellect.

5 Use Cases for Blockchain in Government

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Blockchain is far more than just cryptocurrency. There’s lots of hype surrounding blockchain, but at root, it’s a simple concept.

IdeaScale and Betteriffic: A Match Made in Innovation Heaven

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We’re partnering up to help you drive your innovation strategy further. Ideascale and Betteriffic announced at the end of January that they were teaming up to bring the latter’s strengths in crowdsourced open innovation to Ideascale’s industry-leading innovation management platform.

5 Tech Issues That Can Slow Down Innovation

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In our minds, technology and innovation are interconnected. However, for every technological advancement, there seems to be a learning curve or adjustment period as we try to figure out how to implement automation into our daily lives. source: pixabay.com.

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What Is Quantum Innovation?

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Like a lightning strike, quantum innovation often arrives when it’s least expected. We’re used to one form of innovation: the slow, incremental kind, where new features are added and previous ones are refined and updated.

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Innovation Management: What Does Success Look Like?

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Success in innovation management is all about exploration.?. While the term innovation isn’t exactly esoteric, it can be hard to pin down. What is innovative and what isn’t? The answer isn’t black and white. What qualifies as successful innovation management? Coming up with an idea that others like?

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

How to Scale Your Innovation Program

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Innovation drives growth.?. Any well-run business grows, whether at a rapid clip or steadily as it adds clients, products, and services.

How to Identify Leaders among Your Staff

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Innovation can’t thrive without leadership. Innovation leadership is emerging as a primary need of today’s businesses. Does your present team contain potential innovation leadership? It’s likely if you take time to identify them.?. It isn’t enough to have an outstanding leadership team today.

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Five Ways to Innovate in a Risk-Averse Corporate Culture

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Innovation is a buzzword in the corporate world today. If you aren’t on board with collaborating to form ground-breaking ideas, you won’t stay ahead in the fast-paced digital age. Successful innovation management derives from a mindset that welcomes new ideas and allows for a certain amount of risk.

A Look at Innovative Sustainability Trends for 2020

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Are you looking to shape sustainability trends in 2020? There’s a climate fight going on, and consumers and citizens are getting their say. Organizations and policymakers are altering how they do business to introduce new rules for promoting global sustainability.

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Embracing Agile Methodology to Spur Innovation

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Are you looking for a way to optimize your innovation strategy? The agile manifesto was created in the early 2000s by software developers who wanted to bring their products to the market faster and more efficiently. Hence, agile software was born.

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How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

What’s the Real Difference between Creativity and Innovation?

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A great idea is a good thing, but is it creative or innovative? Creativity and innovation are often seen as interchangeable. However, while there is overlap between them, they’re different. It’s important to understand and apply that difference in your innovation strategy.

Inform Your Product Development with Innovation Roadmaps

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To get where you want to go, know where you need to go to get there. Product roadmaps are powerful tools to get the team organized and to get a new product launched. However, they can also be used for the conceptualization of the product itself.

The Innovation Leader’s Secret Superpower: Curiosity

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It’s the people who ask questions that innovate. One common quote about science you often hear is “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’

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Top 10 Must-Read Classics on Innovation Techniques

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Learn what works in innovation from these ten books. Part of building a great innovation strategy is to learn about the history of innovation. Here are ten books every innovator should crack as they build a new innovation approach.

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Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.

Why Communication is the Key to Enterprise Innovation?

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According to Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen, 95% of all product innovations fail after their release on the market. This statistic points to a major discrepancy between the solutions that businesses are offering and the problems that customers want solved.

Catch Up on IdeaNation 2019 Interviews in the New Year

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Want to catch up on any 2019 IdeaNation podcasts you may have missed before the first month of 2020 flies by? Click the 2019 Open Nation tab on the IdeaScale website to check out all the latest interviews, information, and more. What Is IdeaNation?

How to Stay Ahead of the Game in a Fast-Changing Industry

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At the intersection of modern technology and advertising, digital marketing is one of the fastest changing industries in the world. And to stay relevant in digital marketing, you need to be innovative. And perhaps one of the most competitive and technology-dominated industries is digital marketing.

How Will 5G Spur Innovation across Multiple Industries?

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The 5G revolution is here, giving you faster networks than ever before and more opportunities to set innovation trends. This next generation of wireless technology will be more than ten times faster than 4G and reduce latency in connections. What does this mean for you?

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Global Climate Strike: A Call for Innovation

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Climate change is real but reversible. No matter where you live in the world, you have likely experienced more unusual weather lately. Whether that means temperatures that are hotter or cooler than normal or devastating storms, the reality of climate change can no longer be ignored.

The Wisdom of Crowds

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Everyone has some wisdom to offer. It only took me six years as a crowdsourcing practitioner, but I finally got around to reading “The Wisdom of Crowds,” one of the flagship books in our industry. It provided for powerful reflection on what we’re doing right, and perhaps more importantly, wrong.

Five Innovators You’ve Never Heard Of

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According to recent statistics, half of all inventions happen by accident and two-thirds of patents arise from collaboration. There’s plenty of innovation going on, but do you know who invented the products and services you use every day?

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How Do Your Employees Feel about Your Innovation Strategies?

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Innovation is at its best when everyone in your organization is involved in the process. Are your employees engaged with your company’s innovation strategy? Employees who are directly engaged with what’s going on in the company will feel a stronger need to innovate than their disengaged counterparts.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

The Five Building Blocks of Collaborative Innovation

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Are you looking for ways to inspire collaborative innovation in your organization? Your staff has the talent and intelligence, but are they working with the right people? Collaborative innovation involves bringing together ideas that can result in something groundbreaking.

Example COVID-19 Crowdsourcing Campaigns

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We are living in unprecedented times. I’m sure many of you (much like the team at IdeaScale) are experiencing the impacts of COVID-19’s rapid rise in personal and profound ways. So far, I’ve been heartened by how so many of our partners, colleagues, customers, and friends have responded with everything from digital happy hours to connect in times of social distancing to new methods of supporting response efforts without leaving our homes.

Innovation Services: In-House or Outsourced?

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When you should outsource is a tough question to answer. The idea of “outsourcing” innovation can seem contrary to the whole concept. Isn’t innovation supposed to be about tapping the potential of your employees while engaging with them on a creative level?

Innovation Department Best Practices: A Talk with Peter Berger

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Peter Berger is the Director of Innovation for EmbraerX, a Silicon Valley innovation unit of Brazilian aerospace company Embraer.

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

How the Gig Economy Impacts Innovation

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Today, more than one-third of workers in the United States are part of the gig economy, and that translates into 57 million people. For some, freelancing is a stopover between permanent jobs, but for 24 percent of workers in the U.S., it is their primary, full-time vocation.

Improve Product Innovation with Internal and External Feedback

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Customers are integral to the product innovation process.?. Product innovation is all about new ideas from both your employees and your customers. Trying to develop a new product without input from your customers is akin to shooting arrows in the dark.

How to Achieve Repeatable Innovation: A Chat with Spotless

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Innovation is about teamwork at Spotless. Would you ever think that you’d have a grounds person pitching an executive director asking for money?” asks Bridie Scott, Innovation Manager at Spotless.

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Learn How to Improve Personal Creativity and Spark Innovation with This Webinar

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Are you looking for ways to spark personal creativity within your organization? Want to impact innovation on your team and beyond? According to one PwC Innovation study , 61 percent of CEOs worldwide cite innovation as either a priority or main focus in business.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.