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Brainstorming with an expert, Matt Nelson

Betterific

In this installment of “Brainstorming with an [innovation] expert” we invite Matt Nelson from Hyundai. He just finished up his role as the Innovation and Technology Planner at Hyundai and is now returning to the University of Michigan to get his masters in Design Science. In the interview below, you’ll get a tremendous window into the world of innovation and product development. MW: Where do you think good ideas come from? Idea Generation.

Accelerate Innovation — With Experiential Learning

Gregg Fraley

Experiential Learning Accelerates Innovation. Innovation Session Designs Don’t Engage. New Study: Drawing is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn. Using experiential learning tools like drawing isn’t really new in innovation process. Sunni Brown , Dave Gray , Dan Roam, and yours truly all use experiential learning tools in innovation projects. Most corporate innovators have no training in using experiential tools.

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Innovation Training Under Utilized

Gregg Fraley

Training Accelerates Innovation. 94% of managers are unsatisfied with their companies innovation performance. 70% of CEO’s see innovation as a key driver of growth. Why then is corporate America so woefully undertrained in innovation fundamentals? Energy is Not Enough, Get Training in Innovation . When I step into a room to facilitate a strategy, innovation, or idea generation session I usually find a great deal of energy.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley

Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. Inexperience in: the kind of divergent thinking necessary to innovate, in specific meeting behaviors and facilitation skills, and in innovation process, approaches and frameworks. Energy, motivation, and inspiration are important factors in getting innovation rolling.

The Most Important Secret to Successful Innovation

Ideanote

According to research conducted by Accenture , 96% of the studied executives agreed that the long-term success of their companies depends on their ability to innovate. However, not all businesses succeed in innovation. In fact, according to the same study, 72% of companies witness their innovation withering. The main culprit here is the lack of formalized process or organizational home for such initiatives. However, innovation is not a linear process.

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

Innovation leaders are faced with a very tough challenge, charged with both driving leadership in the traditional corporate sense, but also with facilitating internal innovation, or intrapreneurship, among their subordinates. Canadian thought leader Lynn Sharatt defines innovation leadership as the “process of synthesizing leadership styles to influence employees to produce creative ideas and solutions to the problems that they encounter.”

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

Innovation leaders are faced with a very tough challenge, charged with both driving leadership in the traditional corporate sense, but also with facilitating internal innovation, or intrapreneurship, among their subordinates. Canadian thought leader Lynn Sharatt defines innovation leadership as the “process of synthesizing leadership styles to influence employees to produce creative ideas and solutions to the problems that they encounter.”

33 Routes to Open Innovation

Open Innovation EU

It has been a while since Henry Chesbrough coined the term Open Innovation and formulated it’s definition: “combining internal and external ideas as well as internal and external paths to market to advance the development of new technologies.” In the course of time, the terminology surrounding Open Innovation has evolved alongside developments in management literature and practises. Open Innovation as a paradigm on itself is on its quest to touch base.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Idea Champions Workshops and Trainings

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

The DNA of Sparking Innovation in a Roomful of People, Some of Whom May Be Skeptical or Cranky

Idea Champions

Most people think that the ability to be innovative is a mystical state available only to the chosen few. And since they don't have time and don't like hard work, they reason that innovation just isn't in the cards for them. But innovation is not a mystical state. The people in your organization, in fact, already are innovative. This is the work of Idea Champions. Mindset: Organizations don't innovate, people do. Idea Champions.

50 Research Methods for Innovation Infographic

Open Innovation EU

After having a successfull career at Holst Centre, Valer decided to start his business with just a small idea: solving unwanted urine loss. He was working on this idea at Holst Centre, but after meeting co-founder Julia Veldhuijzen, Valer and she decided to start up their own business and create specialized medical underwear to help 400 million women worldwide. Based on these parameters, you, as an innovation researcher, could make a elaborated choice on which method to use and why.