Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

Often our innovation activities face the same dilemma. Innovation needs time, it needs evolution and resolution but also speeding up. The need for innovation results has sped up considerably. Designing the complete rapid innovation application process.

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. Innovation is required in all areas of research, development, demonstration, and deployment, to have equal focus. When do we ramp up and scale in a competitive marketplace. When we know the broad working parameters, then the search for innovation works.

What Role Does Competition Play in Innovation?

IdeaScale

Competition is innate in what humans do. However, left unchecked, competition can become a toxic fight to win, rather than succeed. That begs the question, exactly what role does competition have in innovation? That is internal competition.

Understanding the Trajectory of the Competitive Landscape

Innovation Excellence

If you want to gain ground on your competition you’ve first got to know where things stand. Build Capability Innovation Processes & Tools Product Innovation Competitive Advantage new product development NPD patents pricingWhere are their advantages? Where are your advantages? Where is there parity?

Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. competitive advantage or be a USP, is what drives every organization. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation.

Add Rocket Fuel to Your Innovation Process with Gamification

IdeaScale

Improve your innovation process with gamification. The ideal moment in any innovation process is when innovating becomes fun. That’s where gamification comes in, and it can blast your innovation onto a whole new plane. Gamification is the addition of game-like ideas and rewards to a work process. Everybody’s had a game that they get unexpectedly, deeply into, and gamification can harness that power to improve your innovation process.

Mapping innovation process aspects

Innovation 360 Group

In a world of hyper competition, innovation is imperative to gain competitive advantage. The process of successfully implementing innovation has to begin in the organisations strategy, culture, people, systems, processes, competitive landscape and its external key drivers.

Implementation is Your New Competitive Advantage

InnovationManagement

When it comes to implementation there are three things that companies ought to be thinking about in order to maintain a competitive advantage: process, feedback, and the importance of having multiple stakeholders from the beginning. Learn more in this Open Innovation Guide from IdeaScale. Strategies feedback IdeaScale open innovation process Stakeholders

How to choose an innovation process that fits YOU?

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"When introduced to different innovation processes, some of the newcomers to this field are overwhelmed because there are so many opportunities out there and you don't know which of the techniques you have to pick and choose"–says Serena Leka. We asked Serena to share some tips for teams that are just starting with innovation. First thing to do is actually have an overview of all these different innovation processes.

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Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity

InnovationManagement

The success of innovation management is never an accident; it’s a holistic management process with an iterative thought-out planning and execution continuum. The post Five Perspectives of Innovation Management Maturity appeared first on Innovation Management.

Accelerate Growth Through Strategic Integration of Research During the Innovation Process

Innovation Excellence

Competitive pressures were high. From concept to packaging, they needed it all: RTB, packaging design, product name, name and product fit with top benefits, and fully baked complete concepts to test against legacy products and competitive products. Stephanie began with crisis, a story about the kitty litter business. Market share was being lost. They needed a new product, in a hurry.

How to Digitally Spark Corporate Innovation

InnovationManagement

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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10 Do’s & Don’ts for Open Innovation Competitions

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We were asked recently by a new client what our top 10 Do’s and Don’ts are for running open innovation competitions, based on our experience including the UBS Future of Finance Challenge , Unilever Foundry Ideas Challenge , Colombia CO4 Open Innovation Competition , and Ordnance Survey GeoVation Challenge. So before launching any kind of open innovation programme be very clear about why you are doing it.

Want to Nail Pricing? Understand Market Dynamics First

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Processes & Tools Strategy competition economy Markets pricing valuePricing is a game – one with asymmetric and imperfect information. So what does this mean for you? Basically, you’re very unlikely to nail pricing the first time. And even if you do come close, you’ll have to adjust as your product and market mature. While you’ll never get pricing 100% right the first time, there’s no reason you shouldn’t set yourself up for the best possible chance at success.

29 Innovation Activities for Your Next Ideation

Innovation Excellence

While there's a limitless list of possibilities that need to be tailored to each innovation challenge, I do have some favorites. Consumer Innovation Creativity Feature Of The Week Innovation Processes & Tools Product Innovation Brainstorm collaboration competitive claims Corporate innovation empathy ice breakers ideation activities immersion Innovation Platforms Insights Team building

COVID-19 and the local economy: Santander launches a competition for citizen ideas for the recovery of small businesses

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Santander’s city council has launched a competition in Santander City Brain eco , its community for citizen participation around sustainability, in search of innovative ideas from its citizens to help the reactivation of local business after the lockdown caused by COVID-19. Santander City Brain eco is a project made possible thanks to the patronage of Banco Santander, and the software and know-how in collaborative innovation processes of ideas4all Innovation.

What’s Your Innovation Definition?

Innovation Excellence

So many organizations set out to innovate, but lose their way close to the finish line. Change Creativity culture Innovation Processes & Tools Strategy define innovation experience Experiment grow into innovation new market insights Obstacles Southern Growth Studio sustainable competitive advantage TimingAll of the time, money, and energy invested loom over them like an ominous shadow of failure ready to overtake the whole scene. What happened?

The Innovation 'Function'

Imaginatik

Innovation” is often discussed in terms of the “idea” as the product and the formation of that idea as somehow unique and ineffable …. There is a perception of serendipitous, Zen enlightenment related to ideation that is often accompanied by a thorough dismissal of “process,” as if they are mutually exclusive. In that vision of the “innovation funnel” the idea is at the end… the goal. Neither process, nor technology alone holds the key to sustainable innovation success.

Do You Know Your Company’s Implementation Rate?

InnovationManagement

With the rise of the innovation department, numerous organizations are focusing their attention on their company’s ideation rate. A good ideation rate generally predicts other positive company health indicators: profitability, higher employee retention rates, reported customer success, but there’s another innovation health indicator that we think organizations should pay attention to: their implementation rate. appeared first on Innovation Management.

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? What were the results of these innovations for your customers? What significant innovations are you working on now that will deliver meaningful results for your customers in the next six months?

Are You Looking Everywhere for Your Ideas?

InnovationManagement

Lots of industries care about intellectual property and proprietary information, but perhaps none more so than the automotive industry where product development is seen as the competitive edge. Strategies chunking idea management IdeaScale magneti marelli open innovation process prototyping testing

How To Prepare For The Unexpected Jolts

Beyond the Obvious

Book Excerpts competitive jolts innovation process jolt jolts Playing Defense Playing Offense Recognize The Improbable unexpected joltsIf assumptions keep you safe, comfortable, and stagnant, then jolts are their counterpart. Jolts are the earthquakes and the tsunamis, metaphorical and occasionally literal, that you either don’t or can’t see coming. Jolts can be terrifying; one day you wake up and a fundamental assumption about how you do business has crumbled away.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

In summary, I think design thinking is undergoing a revolution, a certain maturing but it is littered with a very messy, highly competitive present. It quickly became simply sold as a process, just like Six Sigma, it became limited by those jumping on the latest concept not being true design thinkers, apart from attending a short course or two. It suddenly gets broken down so it can be repeatable, a step-by-step process. Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking.

The Wearable Foreseeable Future of the Workplace

Innovation Excellence

Enterprises are scrambling to establish a competitive edge through the use of these glasses, goggles, and phone carriers, and pilots are rolling out globally in factories, construction. Creativity Design Disruption Innovation Processes & Tools Technology AR Augmented Reality Biometric Indentification Eye-interaction Technology Hands-free Workers Virtual Environment Virtual Reality vr Wearable Technology

Transform Your Organization with Process Innovation

IdeaScale

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.

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Do You Know What Open Innovation Is?

IdeaScale

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. If you want to learn more about open innovation, download our complimentary Open Innovation Guide.

Innovation: How to Recruit and Retain Top Millennial Talent

Idea to Value

As discussed in the new innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation , one of the biggest reasons why the actual implementation of innovation can become such a formidable if not insurmountable process is because of people-related issues. A key element to successfully implementing innovation is finding and keeping the right people. 1] Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation ( See p.

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The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part two

Paul Hobcraft

In summary, I think design thinking is undergoing a revolution, a certain maturing but it is littered with a very messy, highly competitive present. So part two of my reflective summary: Design thinking becomes the best friend to innovation, strategically and tactically. When DT is applied to business or social issues it is by making creativity logical, you have its power of contribution, it can transform our innovative solutions. All this adds up to a creative process.

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. As manufacturers manage the lifecycle it opens up more options for innovation.

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Your Organization Needs a “Whip” to Help Build a Widespread Innovation Culture

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival establishes a foundation of 10 Key Imperatives intended to help everyone from beginners to seasoned innovators. These 10 simple and practical steps create a structured, repeatable innovation process to Create and Sustain Innovation in order to Innovate and Thrive in an intensely competitive marketplace. Do you like insights into innovation like this?

Great Innovators as Great Mentors: Is This a Skill You’re Nurturing?

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Companies that are looking to gain a competitive edge are also looking for the innovators among them. But what do innovators look like? Organization & Culture crowdsourcing innovation process innovators jump mentors oak ridge national laboratory ORNL

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

After a fairly detailed exploratory working through crowdsourcing in this mini-series, I wanted to offer my ‘take’, to help our thinking though in formulating clearer positions in this, to see its increasing value as contributing into an innovation management system. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

After a fairly detailed exploratory working through crowdsourcing in this mini-series, I wanted to offer my ‘take’, to help our thinking though in formulating clearer positions in this, to see its increasing value as contributing into an innovation management system. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system.

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. Winter is coming The argument is that it is not only about innovation but ongoing transformation. And thus the innovator’s clock accelerates. However, the goal isn’t simply to cut costs but to reposition the business model to increase long-term competitiveness.

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

The Future Shapers

Transformation B : As explained in Part 1: Transformation and innovation: There is no quick fix , there is no doubt that transformation A is difficult. Success, therefore, comes from identifying problems that the target customer historically has wanted to solve but can’t, iteratively fine-tuning the business model to best the competition, and using partnerships, acquisitions, and external hires to accelerate the development of capabilities required to win against a new competitive set.

Entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship? What do you think?

The Future Shapers

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”. The book also starts with the premise that innovation is much more difficult in established organisations than it is in startups.

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.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Idea to Value

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation , provides practical techniques to break down many of the barriers to innovation in business. Innovation requires more than just idea generation.

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So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Sometimes a crowdsourcing problem is hijacked by a party with a cause, or it becomes more of a competition between selected individuals that influence and shape the debate. Suddenly having challenges or problems moving from the inside to the outside has to be managed, will the company culture accept this desire to be open enough on issues, challenges or problems it wants to find solutions to without ‘tipping its hat’ to the competition? this source: [link].

So Are You Thinking Crowdsourcing?

Paul Hobcraft

Sometimes a crowdsourcing problem is hijacked by a party with a cause, or it becomes more of a competition between selected individuals that influence and shape the debate. Suddenly having challenges or problems moving from the inside to the outside has to be managed, will the company culture accept this desire to be open enough on issues, challenges or problems it wants to find solutions to without ‘tipping its hat’ to the competition? this source: [link].

Overcome resistance and capture growth in the Financial Services Industry

Innovation 360 Group

Dealing with uncertainty demands innovative ideas. Combatting uncertainty demands innovative ideas. Innovative ideas are purchased externally and often not well integrated. It drives innovation to a transactional level and leads organizations to seek the perceived lower risk of acquiring new ideas vs developing them in house. Instead, they represent more process than ‘pop’ because there are too many things on the go and traffic jams abound.

Growing Strong: How A Dedicated Continuous Improvement Process Can Nurture Corporate Innovation

Qmarkets

Having a method in place to capture, refine, and unleash disruptive new ideas is crucial for any innovation strategy. If we compare innovation management to agriculture, we can see some similarities. Employing A Dedicated Continuous Improvement Process – Why is it so Critical?

Innovation or Not? – Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change

Innovation Excellence

What if you could empower every citizen with tools that will help your city, state or country innovate and change faster than the competition for a penny a person? Change education Innovation Processes & Tools The Economy Change Planning Canvas Change Planning Toolkit Cities countries Experiment Canvas Government Innovation tools innovation training intellectual property Intellectual Property (IP) Licensing Project management training toolkits training Visual Project Charter

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