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The Innovation Hotline: How Colruyt Group is Championing Intrapraneurship with Collaborative Idea Generation

Qmarkets

Its rapid expansion from a small, family-run wholesale goods business in 1928 into a multinational conglomerate with 30,000 employees, can be attributed in part to the creative – and ingenious – ways it has crowdsourced ideas from employees. We form the ‘Centre of Excellence’ for idea management at the company. We also run workshops offline to generate new ideas for company improvements, as well as enrich them.

Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA

IdeaScale

Learn innovation and crowdsourcing strategy from NASA. Do you want to know the secrets for success through internal crowdsourcing and innovation storytelling? NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation — a crowdsourcing platform — unveiled their best practices for approaches to problem-solving on a recent webinar in a move to share what they’ve learned to help others. At the conclusion of each challenge, they award prizes for the best ideas offered.

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What is Total Innovation Management? Achieving Excellence from Idea Generation to Implementation

Qmarkets

Each is invited to feel a separate part of the creature to get an idea of its shape. To achieve this, companies must communicate a clear innovation strategy to employees, break down departmental silos, and give employees a means to submit their ideas.

Crowdsourcing Your Innovation

Daniel Burrus

The open invitation to join a collaborative innovation program that involves training the image recognition of the robotic astronaut by generating 3D models of objects that it would interact with on the EVA spacewalk, including , and of the International Space Station has captured everyone’s imagination. Welcome to the world of crowdsourcing innovation, where even the has asked their electorate for ideas ahead of their 2016 Budget. Big Ideas Innovation Technology

Crowdsourcing and Smart Cities: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the Smart Cities initiative could be what makes the difference. the natural evolution of the course should be smart, or digital, government that not only enables more efficient engagement between its personnel but also upgraded contact with the people, including value-generating services. Internal Engagement. External Engagement. in order to get the most relevant and pertinent feedback on your ideas.

Crowdsourcing and Smart City Innovation: A Winning Combination

Qmarkets

Embedding crowdsourcing and innovation management into the smart cities initiative could be what makes the difference. Private companies can launch innovation hubs and accelerators, whose main goal is to involve community members and leaders who will suggest creative ideas and solutions.

Why is collaboration vital for innovation?

hackerearth

It is hard to put it any better—but there is rarely innovation that hasn’t its origins in collaboration. Innovation and collaboration aren’t separate. Collaboration drives innovation and value creation, thereby helping businesses create wealth. Why collaborate. Collaboration is important not just because it's a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. Distinct advantages of collaboration.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need to know as an Innovator

Paul Hobcraft

Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do” The difference between DMAIC, DMADV, and Innovation Management (tackling a critical part of Six Sigma). “Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology , to provide a systematic way to take ideas into tested business case concepts” The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence.

Assess Your Innovation Program

Planview

The challenge for many program leaders and their innovation programs comes down to their level of involvement in the idea implementation process. Only about one-quarter of innovation teams are involved in implementing ideas in every challenge they run. Additionally, innovation leaders struggle to master full lifecycle idea management —the process of moving great ideas into execution. However, employee engagement is often stagnant, if not declining.

We are pushing away from the old innovating core

Paul Hobcraft

I have written about the new innovation era in 2017 made up of higher levels of needed collaboration, where platforms, ecosystems and customer experience understanding become increasingly central. I felt I needed to provide a more dedicated perspective on these in a collaboration with my established sparing partner Jeffrey Phillips over at Ovo Innovation in our website of Ecosystems4innovators.

The Role of Innovation in New Product Development: Three Approaches for Success

Qmarkets

FFE is the starting point of NPD and is where new product ideas are generated before entering the formal development process. Developing a strategy here is key in creating an efficient and cost-effective idea generation process, but how should you approach this?

Companies betting big on open innovation

hackerearth

This paradigm] assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology.” ( Henry Chesbrough, 2006 ). The free flow, in and out, of ideas and IP promotes innovative ecosystems. It works because the concept relies on collaboration and mutually beneficial partnerships. The company recently launched Deloitte Pixel, a worldwide enterprise crowdsourcing offering.

The Buzz about HunchBuzz

HunchBuzz

Jennie Guzman is a Wellington based content writer/Comms student @Massey getting the lowdown on Innovation, Idea Management Software and Collaboration from one of NZ’s finest – HunchBuzz. When I sat down with Thomas Mitchell of HunchBuzz, I had no idea what to expect. For the next twenty minutes, we discussed HunchBuzz Idea Management Software and how far it’s come from its early days of conception in late 2012. Hunchbuzz began, ironically, with an idea.

Scaling Innovation Training: How to Start, Maximize, and Scale Innovation Training

IdeaScale

Think of the improved innovation results they could get if they not only engaged their employees in the innovation process but also helped them to learn about that process and develop their skills in generating, developing, and analyzing ideas. Think of the difference a higher quality and quantity of ideas could make. Less than a half-day of effective training can make a big difference in helping people to generate more and better ideas for a crowdsourcing project.

Top 3 Alternative Assets for your Business Innovation Strategy

Qmarkets

With every enterprise innovation initiative, the most obvious and commonly prioritized assets are ideas. Ideas – The Most Essential Innovation Asset Idea management is the process of finding, developing, and implementing ideas on an enterprise level.

Top 3 Alternative Assets for your Business Innovation Strategy

Qmarkets

With every enterprise innovation initiative, the most obvious and commonly prioritized assets are ideas. Ideas – The Most Essential Innovation Asset Idea management is the process of finding, developing, and implementing ideas on an enterprise level.

The Winning Formula for Financial Process Improvement – How TSYS is Defining the Future of Fintech

Qmarkets

As a result of this project, TSYS was able to address employee pain points and inefficiencies, enhance corporate leadership strategies, increase savings, and implement lucrative new ideas. Background and Challenges: Crowdsourcing Financial Process Improvement TSYS is a major payment-processing company operating in over 80 countries and overseeing approximately 28 billion transactions per year. Employee engagement presented the second major challenge.

3 Tips for Measuring the Impact of Your Innovation Platform

Planview

Crowdsourced innovation” —the process of inspiring, collecting, and accelerating ideas from the “crowd,” such as your employees, partners, and customers, at scale—has proven to be incredibly effective. But crowdsourcing is a business discipline that must be managed and measured, or it will not withstand the competitive pressure for resources and continued investment. This could include breakthrough ideas brought to market, or reduced costs.

Everything you need to know about innovation management software

hackerearth

Although enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. With the right tool, the idea generation, implementation and evaluation, and market tracking phases can be managed to create successful business outcomes. These ideas are assessed on previously defined criteria and then the best ones are selected for execution.

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

Qmarkets

Yet the company has managed to generate hundreds of new ideas each year since 2014, resulting in millions in cost-saving and improved employee safety. From the necessity of growth the most creative ideas are often formed. How does an idea travel through your system?

Innovation management software: Everything you need to know

hackerearth

Although the enterprise collaboration software market has been around for over 20 years, innovation management software is a specialized segment that helps companies guide and support their innovation process. With the right tool, the idea generation, implementation and evaluation, and market tracking phases can be managed to create successful business outcomes. These ideas are assessed on previously defined criteria and then the best ones are selected for execution.

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.” The goal of this framework : to give you an idea of all the possibilities that come with Open Innovation, where you could start and in what stage of your internal process it comes in (most) handy. Route 33: User Engagement.

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

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.” Not rocking the boat is safe and introducing new practices and ideas to a business will inevitably cause friction. Skill Four: Generating Ideas. Delegate ownership of this to a team-member, setting the precedent for shared engagement with the process.

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview

This year, we celebrated our client’s success in several categories, including: Best Employee Engagement. Best Employee Engagement. The award for Best Employee Engagement looks at clients who have created a robust reward and recognition program, and have increased employee engagement and participation across their innovation campaigns and challenges. The award for Best Employee Engagement went to Pfizer!

Spigit Client Awards: And the Winner Is…

Planview

This year, we celebrated our client’s success in several categories, including: Best Employee Engagement. Best Employee Engagement. The award for Best Employee Engagement looks at clients who have created a robust reward and recognition program, and have increased employee engagement and participation across their innovation campaigns and challenges. The award for Best Employee Engagement went to Pfizer!

How to manage communication in your innovation program

ideas4allinnovation

Communication is essential if an organization wishes to engage its employees in its corporate innovation program, while also aligning participation with the organization’s objectives. Nor will all ideas generated in the program have an impact on the corporate income statement.

Ideating at Enexis – Driving Operational Innovation in Dutch Energy Sector

Qmarkets

Yet the company have managed to implement up to 300 new ideas a year resulting in millions in cost-saving since 2014. From the necessity of growth the most creative ideas are often formed. How have you handled innovation and specifically idea management in the past?

Enexis Interview: Navigating Operational Innovation in an Environment Ripe for Innovation Stagnation

Qmarkets

Yet the company have managed to implement up to 300 new ideas a year resulting in millions in cost saving since 2014. From the necessity of growth the most creative ideas are often formed. From the necessity of growth the most creative ideas are often formed.”

Rules of enterprise innovation

hackerearth

These is a reason why in some companies, such as Facebook and Google, even interns come up with ideas that are rolled out to millions of users. These companies understand that good idea can come from anywhere. Tip: Conducting internal engagement activities such as hackathon helps. Identify good ideas, discard bad ideas, compartmentalize incremental and transformational ideas, select the best, and execute. Ideas - Number of ideas generated.

5 Essential Skills for Every Innovation Leader

Qmarkets

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.” Not rocking the boat is safe and introducing new practices and ideas to a business will inevitably cause friction. Skill Four: Generating Ideas. Delegate ownership of this to a team-member, setting the precedent for shared engagement with the process.

Choosing the right innovation approach for your business

hackerearth

When a company is at risk of being an also-ran thanks to brilliant offerings from competitors, when a company needs fresh ideas to infuse life into the company and sustain growth, when a firm requires a scalable business model, when CXOs are greeted by a disgruntled, disillusioned, and jaded workforce, and when management has no time to devote to the pursuit of innovation and its execution—that’s when innovation has to come into play. This phase is all about turning ideas into reality.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” This discipline of managing the innovation process harnesses creative ideas and uses them to build a steady pipeline of innovations that are reliable, repeatable, consistent, and profitable. van der Duin1, there are four generations of innovation management after WWII. The next section will give you a brief overview of the current generation. How to evaluate ideas.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” This discipline of managing the innovation process harnesses creative ideas and uses them to build a steady pipeline of innovations that are reliable, repeatable, consistent, and profitable. van der Duin1, there are four generations of innovation management after WWII. The next section will give you a brief overview of the current generation. How to evaluate ideas.

The Buzz about HunchBuzz

HunchBuzz

Jennie Guzman is a Wellington based content writer/Comms student @Massey getting the lowdown on Innovation, Idea Management Software and Collaboration from one of NZ’s finest. When I sat down with Thomas Mitchell of HunchBuzz, I had no idea what to expect. For the next twenty minutes, we discussed HunchBuzz Idea Management Software and how far it’s come from its early days of conception in late 2012. Hunchbuzz began, ironically, with an idea.