What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

I spoke to 15 of the world’s leading innovation experts to get their definition of “innovation” The variety in their responses may surprise you. Analysis of all the definitions. The ultimate definition of innovation. What is your definition of “innovation”?

Eliminating innovation unknowns - definitions

RTI Innovation Advisors

Perhaps one of the simplest, and yet most important unknown to address is a definition of innovation. We at OVO often demand that our clients develop a consistent definition of innovation that can be communicated to teams within the organization. This may seem somewhat pedantic or even silly, but until there is a common understanding of the definition of innovation, trying to understand what is "meant" by innovation and trying to deliver on that uncertain request is difficult.

The Definition of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

What happens if you ask a group of so-called innovation experts about their definition of innovation? Nick Skillicorn did this and he gathered the answers in an interesting blog post that shows how vastly different even topic experts see the term “innovation”.

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Open Innovation: definition, what types and benefits


Confira o post: Open Innovation: definition, what types and benefits em MJV Technology & Innovation. We could summarize open innovation as the use of inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation and expand markets.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

Christensen definitely described it well. It was a decent- sized experiment that took a great deal of effort and that expanded the definition. its definition of innovation. Here’s a simple model that any organization can apply to tee up its definition of.

1 Definition of Innovation & 4 Strategies to Achieve It


What is your definition of innovation? An article in The Wall Street Journal about food companies innovating to raise prices features this definition of innovation from Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen: “Creating something I didn’t know I needed is innovation.”.

What’s Your Innovation Definition?

Innovation Excellence

So many organizations set out to innovate, but lose their way close to the finish line. All of the time, money, and energy invested loom over them like an ominous shadow of failure ready to overtake the whole scene. What happened? There was so much momentum, good will, collaboration, and then—the painful, public crash into the wall.

What is Idea Generation? – Definition, Techniques and Success Factors


Ideas are the key to innovation. Without them, there isn't much you can execute. Because execution is the key to learning, new ideas are necessary for making any kind of improvement. Idea Management Idea Generation Ideation

Go Slow to Go Fast: Clarifying the Definition of "Business Ecosystems" and Why Doing So Matters


With that in mind, the purpose of this post is crisp: to re-state the definition of a business ecosystem – and unpack each of the key words within the definition. Let’s not skim over this definition.

Toward a Better Definition of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

In innovation, the process equals New Value Creation. This process of creation is non-linear, even iterative, insights-based, and way-finding, a process of discovery, not optimization. Sometimes, it can be like playing the children’s game Chutes and Ladders.

Predictive Analytics 101: Your Roadmap to Driving Key Product Decisions

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy

You'll learn: The definitions of common industry terms including predictive analytics, advanced analytics, and more. Predictive analytics is an increasingly common buzzword with many forms. It seems everyone has their own take on what it is and which best practices and business benefits apply.

Can You Prevent The Biggest Business Disasters? Definitely!

The Human Factor

Definitely! Contributed post –. When you own a business, you need to be aware of some of the business disasters that could occur. You need to have some sort of plan in place so that you can prevent these disasters from ever getting to the real stage.

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How Technology Grows (a restatement of definite optimism)

The Inovo Group

Definite optimism is a form of human capital and determinant of economic growth. Nonetheless, the author’s rallying cry of ‘definite optimism’ as a driver of growth is compelling and is something we need more of today.

The Best Definition of Creativity?

Idea Champions

If you google the phrase definitions of creativity , guess how many definitions show up? And so, if you are looking for THE definition, give up now. Towards that end, what follows are 16 definitions I have curated on your behalf.

How to Measure Innovation? – The Definitive Guide to Innovation Management KPIs


You may have heard the saying, "you can't manage what you don't measure". While there might be an element of truth in the saying, not everything in life, or business, can be measured accurately. Leadership Innovation Innovation Management

We came up with 30 ideas that big corporates should definitely implement.

Board of Innovation

The post We came up with 30 ideas that big corporates should definitely implement. Last week we had some afterwork fun coming up with ideas which large companies should implement.

The True Definition of Comedy

Idea Champions

"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." - Peter Ustinov. Clarence Darrow chimes in. Quotes on humor and playfulness. The Daily Show


NASA scientist promises definitive proof life

Gijs Van Wulfen

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100 Reasons Why You Definitely Won't Read This Blog Post

Idea Champions

I know you have no time. YOU know you have no time. I know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. YOU know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. We both know you're not going to read this blog post. It's too long and you have more important things to do.

Building an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

Braden Kelley

Many of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how to go about it.

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100 Reasons Why You Definitely Won't Read This Blog Post

Idea Champions

I know you have no time. YOU know you have no time. I know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. YOU know you're not gonna do anything you don't wanna do. We both know you're not going to read this blog post. It's too long and you have more important things to do.

An Innovation Lexicon


Let’s start with a general definition that states “Innovation is something new and useful ” incorporates both the concepts of novelty and value. All of these definitions carry interesting insights. Innovation means different things to different people.

What is value – a definition that helps!

Innovation 360

The post What is value – a definition that helps! The tricky thing when selling is that you think you can sell on the right price or on value, but that´s not true at all. All people buy on value, the perceived value. However, if your offer s equal your competitors then the price will be the only discriminator but still the customer or client buy on value. If you can differentiate yourself then it is possible to adjust the price to a level close to the value for the buyer.

Innovation Is ….


If you’re interested in learning how others define innovation , download our complimentary infographic on the subject, which shares definitions from Scott Berkun , Henry Chesbrough , and many others. Best Practice create value definition henry chesbrough implementation Innovation scott berku

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How to Build an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

Innovation Excellence

Operating an innovation program or leading an insights group is definitely much different than creating one. Many of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how to go about it.

Why Innovation Remains Elusive

Innovation Excellence

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Innovation NOT the Same as Invention or Creativity

Innovation Excellence

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Defining Innovation Capital

Innovation Excellence

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What’s your problem?

Mike Shipulski

With problem definition, error on the side of clarity. If innovation is all about problem solving and problem solving is all about problem definition, well, there you have it. Fundementals How To Innovation Problems Creativity Problem Definition Understanding Physics

Ten Signs You Need an Innovation Intervention

Innovation Excellence

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With innovation, it depends.

Mike Shipulski

By definition, when the work is new there is uncertainty. Innovation is, by definition, work that is new. And, innovation, by definition, is uncertain. Innovation Problems Seeing Things As They Are Uncertainty Fear IBE Problem Definition Understanding Physics

A Quick Guide to External Collaboration


Collaborative Innovation Organization & Culture collaboration collaborative innovation communication definitions ecosystem executive sponsor HR leadership mindset open innovation strategic partnership supplier enabled innovationWorking with external partners to bring better products and services to market faster and/or develop better intellectual property has never been more popular in the world of business than what we see today.

Too Many Balls in the Air

Mike Shipulski

Manufacturing Competitiveness Trust Competitiveness Problem DefinitionIn today’s world of continuous improvement, everything is seen as an opportunity for improvement. The good news is things are improving.

See differently to solve differently.

Mike Shipulski

There are many definitions for creativity and innovation, but none add meaningfully to how the work is done. Fundementals How To New Thinking Problems Seeing Things As They Are Creativity Lessons Learned Problem Definition Understanding Physics

Make it work.

Mike Shipulski

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