The Energy Transition Needs A Structured Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

For that, we require ingenuity in our abilities to break through present seemingly difficult barriers in technologies, and this calls for breakthrough innovation. The importance of innovation is across the board. To do this, we must avoid the innovation emissions cul-de-sac.

Mid-market Firms Need Innovation


While the innovation prowess of the top-performing companies are well known, the “big business” side of the market only represents one-third of the $30 trillion dollars in private sector gross receipts. The mid-market, representing another third, is largely defined as firms with annual revenues of over $100 million but less than $3 billion. innovation success innovation management innovation process Innovation Open Innovation software Open Innovation


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What Hidden Segments Exist In Your Market?


Market segmentation is a method that companies use to target unique offerings to groups of customers that will value them. Over the years, many methods of market segmentation have been developed and implemented. Qualitative methods, such segmentation based on personas, segment the market using demographic, psychographic, or behavioral categories or stereotypes. What meaningful differences exist in a market? The post What Hidden Segments Exist In Your Market?

Building ROI and data into your innovation process

Innovation in Practice

Delivery via drones, real-time data insight into your operations, transformation of your business models— what will 2016 bring for your innovation practice? For innovators working within the confines of large enterprises, the possibilities for transformation, especially with mobile and digital products, are endless. Many innovators take on a project without a plan to measure and revise the return on investment projection (and course-correct) as the product evolves.

Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation. aside as innovation spend. Innovation is di?cult to market.

Moneyball for Innovation Part 2 (Innovation Process): A New Set of Metrics for Measuring Real Innovation

The Vault

In Part One , we recently talked about the need for an Innovation Measurement system and how it might be developed. Part Two outlines the Innovation Process part of the system, which describes the “necessary but not sufficient” things that you need to do in order to innovate. Innovation Measurement System: How to Track Innovation Process. Here are the seven key metrics that need to be tracked in the Innovation Process realms: A.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which companies know they need in the future. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. However, there are more effective ways to innovate, as you will see further down this list.

How to Digitally Spark Corporate Innovation


To maintain relevance in the global competitive market, many companies already focus on the development and implementation of innovations, even using digital tools. The post How to Digitally Spark Corporate Innovation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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Qmarkets Named Idea Management Market Leader in Winter 2020 Customer Success Report


With outstanding scores across a wide variety of criteria, Qmarkets was recently recognized as a ‘Market Leader’ by FeaturedCustomers – a top customer reference platform for B2B business software and services. Of these, only 15 companies met the criteria needed for inclusion.

Innovation Assessment: Is Your Company Lagging Behind?

Moves the Needle

Transforming your organization such that it is continuously innovating -- continuously looking for ways to improve existing products, finding new growth opportunities or reinventing the future -- is a long, difficult journey. Like all business initiatives, enterprise transformation should be driven by a company’s vision and corporate strategy. Tools, resources, processes need to be established in order to Enable the new mindset to flourish. How is your company structured?

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process


Acquiring a company is a common way to stay relevant in a quickly changing business world. While tech scouting is a crucial element in any large company’s ability to stay ahead, it is also an extremely challenging task requiring lots of skill, experience and a scouter’s honed intuition. But perhaps above all, the scouting team's mission is to evaluate whether the direction of the potential company or technology to be bought matches with the strategy of the acquiring company.

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Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process


Acquiring a company is a common way to stay relevant in a quickly changing business world. While tech scouting is a crucial element in any large company’s ability to stay ahead, it is also an extremely challenging task requiring lots of skill, experience and a scouter’s honed intuition. But perhaps above all, the scouting team's mission is to evaluate whether the direction of the potential company or technology to be bought matches with the strategy of the acquiring company.

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Key for Innovation Implementation and Business Success is Communication

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival hammers the point home that innovation is the key to your company’s survival—in other words, “innovate or die.” The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation teaches readers how to implement an organized work culture of innovation in their organization.

Innovation Through Crowdsourcing and AI

Innovation Excellence

It takes a cross-sectional skill set to successfully implement good AI, and in order to do so, companies need to both understand their consumers’ motivations and capitalize on them using the right tools. Build Capability Customers Disruption Innovation Processes & Tools Product Innovation Technology ai Artifical Intelligence Crowdsourcing data market research technology

The Potential of Qualitative Research in B2B

Gregg Fraley

Why Don’t B2B Companies Use Qualitative Research? Qualitative Studies Leads to Insights, and Innovative Results. Qualitative research is an effective way to understand your market better. Consumer product companies spend a great deal of time and money doing qualitative, essentially, talking to consumers. It’s an integral part of their innovation process. It’s the perfect start to an innovation process.

Non-Profit Innovation: NCARB Brings New Product to Market

Moves the Needle

How The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Used Lean Innovation to Create New Value for Their Customers Take this Case Study with you! The organization reached out to Moves the Needle to expose more of its staff and leadership to an efficient way to develop new ideas using Lean Innovation techniques , and also to identify whether the organization would support this new way of working. The teams were managed via spreadsheets, making the process fairly painful.


ITONICS as Product Challenger in the Market Segment “Accelerated Innovation”


In the recently published study by ISG Provider Lens – Digital Transformation Services & Solutions 2018 , ITONICS’ innovation management solution is listed twice as a “High Product Challenger” in the area of Accelerated Innovation (Information & Transformation) among other industry leaders. The market segment focuses on the holistic approach and integration of interdisciplinary innovation management and processes in companies.

How Being Agile Can Help Your Company Win In The Post-Covid Economy


To survive – and even thrive – in the post-Covid economy, companies will have to be faster than ever in responding to change. A proven way to do this is through the agile process. Deployed as part of a company-wide commitment to innovation, an agile approach can be transformative.

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What is innovation, and how can it benefit your company?


For many companies, innovation means taking products and services and changing them in detail: color, shape, features, size, etc. However, this form of incremental innovation alone does not work anymore in many markets. Besides, due to digital transformation, companies also need to develop more digital business models. In summary, innovation is always a big challenge – it needs to be understood, first, and foremost. What is innovation?

What I Learned About Innovation from Practicing Law

Innovation Excellence

These days I help companies innovate successfully and gain market traction. Innovation innovation process Law legal professionFor some years I was a litigation attorney, and much of my work revolved around courtroom rules of evidence. I appreciate these rules; they make rational sense to me. When interacting with non-attorneys, however, I see these rules of evidence being violated at the.

Idea Drop listed in Gartner Innovation Management Tools Market Guide

Idea Drop

According to Gartner, “The major benefits associated with innovation management tools are stimulating engagement and participation in user-friendly, social and mobile environments (such as through gamification techniques), and directing creativity toward business needs. They also help in structuring and managing each stage of the ideation process with clear objectives, metrics and decision-making tools. Idea Drop makes the innovation process effortless.

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7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies


Innovation. It is the lifeblood of our global economy, a survival skill and a strategic priority for any company worldwide. Nevertheless, many market participants still face the enormous challenge of figuring out the blend of all necessary elements and the right mix for a successful innovation process. Even fewer have persistently developed and implemented habits and processes that foster sustainable innovation.

Marketers must reclaim the word ‘innovation’ before it dies – Marketing Week


Innovation has become an overused buzzword, according to marketers, but what can brands do to reclaim the term and showcase true innovative ideas and ways of doing business before the word becomes redundant? Innovation is everywhere. Speak to any brand and they will be looking to innovate, have innovation as part of an overall strategy or be looking at ways to weave innovative thinking into their business. Innovation does not equal technology. “It

Getting rapid results from innovation

The Future Shapers

Customers don’t want innovation – they want the results of innovation in the form of better, faster, cheaper products and services! How many significant innovations has your company brought to market in the last six months?

Intrapreneurship 101: How To Master Innovation Within Your Company


L et our Intrapreneurship 101 give you a better idea of what it takes to set up a successful innovation process within your company. If your executives keep evaluating innovation projects in the same way as every other project, your intrapreneurs will not survive. We think that organizations should follow a systematic approach toward innovation to achieve long-term success. Intrapreneurship: How to empower your employees to innovate".

Get Real About Your Company’s Future

The Inovo Group

Highlights: Companies make continuous bets on their future. As the world becomes increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous ( VUCA ) , longer-term disruptions are the greatest existential threat to a company’s growth and survival. At some point, there will be a discontinuity that will invalidate the company’s current conception of its future. Innovative approaches are filling this gap and proving their value to companies that adopt them.

How companies can innovate and scale


When it comes to innovation , we too often focus on the importance of the individual within the process. In business, we usually identify good innovators and foster their ability to develop creative practical solutions to new problems. Less attention is paid to the structures and organizational patterns that can promote and scale a culture of innovation and thus the whole enterprise. We have defined six steps that will help you to innovate at scale. #1

How to Speed Up Your New Product Development Process by 30%

Innovation 360 Group

A new product development process that works at lightning speed requires new ways of working plus new ways of innovating. The fastest growing companies interpret innovation through multiple lenses. Linking innovation horizons to time (e.g.,

Transformation and innovation: There is no quick fix: Part 1

The Future Shapers

Managing innovation and transformation is hard. In the first part of this two piece series on transformation and innovation, Ron Immink considers 2 formulas, 8 books, at least 25 questions and lots of lessons. And thus the innovator’s clock accelerates.

Do You Know What Open Innovation Is?


In case you hadn’t heard, open innovation was defined by Henry Chesbrough as “a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.”. It means that the process of innovation and competitiveness has been democratized. No company can corner the market on great ideas, because they can come from anywhere.

Future-Proofing Financial Market Innovation – Fighting Digital Disruption with Digital Disruption


These new technologies lead to innovations, often creating new markets and value markets that can impact the established leaders in the industry. Financial organizations of all shapes and sizes are being disrupted by small, agile, innovative and technology-oriented companies which offer convenient and efficient services. To counter the threat of disruption, financial organizations must innovate in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Transformation and innovation: There is no quick fix: Part 2

The Future Shapers

If a company is using the same metrics before and after its so-called transformation effort, it really hasn’t transformed in a material way. Transformation B : As explained in Part 1: Transformation and innovation: There is no quick fix , there is no doubt that transformation A is difficult.

What do most innovative companies have in common?


Although the term “innovation” has found a place in everyday diction, true, game-changing innovation still remains elusive. The increasing competition for customers, market share, and talent in almost every industry demands an innovative approach to business. Not only is innovation necessary for enhancing competitive advantage, it is a requirement for businesses to thrive as well as survive. Then why is innovation such a rarity? Innovation Management


How can Idea Management improve your company?


It is a digital tool that facilitates problem-solving by involving multiple departments of a company into the process. Moreover, it encourages transparency and innovation that otherwise would not happen organically. Besides that, it plays an important role in the organizational culture of the company. Engaging with your customers and employees is nothing but a competitive advantage for your company. BMW, Procter&Gamble, and Lays are among these companies.

My Company is Not Big Enough For an Innovation App.


Does size matter when it comes to innovation management? Company size, that is…. Well, there are certain innovation challenges that all sized companies face, no matter size, such as: Lack of innovation processes. Sources of innovation. We oftentimes hear people say “We are only 28 people so it doesn’t really make sense for us to use an innovation app”. Lack of Innovation Processes in Your Company.

The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Steve Blank

Alexander and I often collaborate on new ideas for corporate innovation. Here’s his guest post on what bad habits to avoid inside of a company. Big companies have great execution habits to manage and improve successful business models and value propositions. But the habits that foster execution can easily kill new growth initiatives inside your company. In most companies the future suffers at the expense of the present. Don’t ask innovators for business plans.

Valuing digitization alongside innovation

The Future Shapers

Much of our innovation work today is caught up in out-of-date information, poor and inadequate data, restricted research and limited market understanding. Our innovation insights are badly lagging, with the effect being the solutions offered are not ‘tuned’ into the present and anticipated needs, as they often lack dynamic data. It has become necessary to digitize our innovation activities fully. The need for speed has become paramount in responding to market changes.

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Transform Your Organization with Process Innovation


Process innovation is perhaps the “classic” form of innovation. Finding a better way of accomplishing necessary business tasks is low-risk, can lead to other types of innovations, and helps companies maintain and sharpen their competitive edge. Processes must evolve with changes in markets and technologies. Process innovation ensures that it does so effectively. Ideally, process innovation should be built into the company DNA.

Innovation Implementation: Organizational Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination

Idea to Value

Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival set forth a fundamental framework of 10 Key Imperatives. These Imperatives were intended to help everyone from novices to experts use a structured, repeatable innovation process to Create and Sustain Innovation in order to Innovate and Thrive in this hyper-competitive marketplace. After all, innovation without implementation is mere ideation.

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.

Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

The Future Shapers

The only thing that large companies don’t seem to be able to crack are the ideas that startup come up with and the initial market sensing. If you are looking for models on how to manage innovation, I would strongly recommend “ Zone to win “. Because I would maintain that innovation and/or intrapreneurship are crucial for your business survival. Hence “Transforming Legacy Organisations: Turn your Established Business into an Innovation Champion to Win the Future”.

Adapt or die: lessons from 5 companies that failed to innovate

Idea Drop

It feels like the world is moving faster than ever, which means that companies in every sector have to prioritise agile innovation or risk becoming defunct. The internet has created a whole range of business challenges that have impacted on the speed and process of innovation, from the endless choice of online shopping, to the impact of brand stories when told through social media. Lesson: Brush up on your company’s history, or risk repeating the same mistakes.

Product Managers Are Obsolete; Focus on the Job-to-be-Done


Product Managers are essential to a company’s success. In fact, a recent McKinsey article referred to them as “mini-CEOs” since they are responsible for what is arguably the biggest contributor to a company’s success and growth–its products. The product manager role is anchored in the product–which in our opinion contributes to a myopic view of the market. Here are just three of the many advantages: Remove Market Myopia. Institutionalize Market Knowledge.