Striking Gold: The $40m Idea Unearthed Through Crowdsourcing

Qmarkets

Hochschild ’s innovation initiatives are focused on optimizing its current operations through continuous improvement, with a particular focus on corporate responsibility. Ten of those are on the innovation team. What drives innovation investment?

Evolution of Hyperloop: Propelling innovation the Elon Musk way

hackerearth

The aim was to understand how Musk makes these radical innovations possible and how exactly he propels innovation. The company has been formed completely by collaboration and crowdsourcing the collective knowledge of 600 engineers around the world through the JumpStart Inc. In terms of the innovation matrix, the Hyperloop falls in the radical quadrant. Less than 10% of all innovation falls under this category. Innovation Management

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The Pressing Need to Link Risk into an Innovation Strategy- part one

Paul Hobcraft

I want to bring together some thoughts on risk and innovation. I feel we spend less time on the management of risk within our innovation initiatives, as we so often simply measure risk on established risk / return lines of known existing business criteria, treating it as part of our existing ongoing business and that is plainly wrong. You Need an Innovation Strategy for it to really be seen as a critical resource of an organization.

Building upon the four essential pillars for innovation

Paul Hobcraft

It is always welcome to read a thoughtful article that reminds me, no, it actually inspires me, by reinforcing my own belief that innovation is progressing, even if this is sometimes frustratingly slow. The innovation architecture is progressively being recognized and put into place, it’s forming the building blocks of the innovation platform we need to build upon, ones for more radical innovation outcomes. Establishing a Comprehensive Innovation Strategy.

Striking Gold – How Hochschild Mining’s Employee Innovation Program Unearthed a $40m Idea

Qmarkets

Hochschild ’s innovation initiatives are focused on optimizing its current operations through continuous improvement, with a particular focus on corporate responsibility. We recently caught up with Juan Fernando Correra, the Projects Analyst at Hochschild who is responsible for leading the company’s crowdsourcing initiatives. As part of this, I work closely with the innovation team which focuses on bringing new and challenging ideas to the company.

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. 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. In fact, according to some estimates by Doblin , 96% of all new innovations which established companies attempt fail to make a return on investment. Suggested viewing: 12 – Disruptive Innovation.

The Winning Formula – The Advantages of Combining Higher Education and Innovation Management

Qmarkets

As such, it would be natural to regard both education and innovation as mutually compatible. It's surprising, therefore, that many academic institutions still lag when it comes to implementing well-structured innovation processes. This is just a short list of some of the greatest innovations that have been made within institutions of higher education. Innovation Managed. Open Innovation.

Fostering Innovation with Technological Solutions – Part 1

Wazoku

What might the link be between Barcelona, fostering innovation with technological solutions and organisations looking to give the people what they want? This two-part series will explore the topic of a session I recently gave at a Design Thinking and Business Innovation Summit. I was in Barcelona just prior to all the recent referendum* to give a session on fostering innovation with technological solutions. Do you have a desirable innovation mix that you are going after?

Learning User Innovation by teaching it

Open Innovation

This month I spend part of my innovation strategy class at UCI on user innovation. Thoughts in 2014 With more than 15 published papers (articles or chapters) about open innovation, I’m guessing many know me mostly for my OI work. Of these articles, two articles in 2009 and 2012 compare open and user innovation, the latter with Marcel Bogers (who did his diss at EPFL on UI). I wrote it with Frank Piller, one of Europe’s best known open innovation scholars.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.