Product Innovation the Easy Way: 3 Real World Examples

IdeaScale

Innovation is often presented as a mighty struggle between a lone inventor and a seemingly intractable problem. While this does occasionally happen, more often than not any great innovation is the result of people drawing from those around them for ideas and inspiration. Here are a few examples of companies that set the “lone inventor on a hill” myth aside in favor of real innovation with the help of IdeaScale. The lone innovator can sometimes be useful.

6 Building Blocks for Innovation Department Success

IdeaScale

Nearly 80 percent of executives surveyed by The Boston Consulting Group’s tenth global survey on innovation considered innovation to be either the most important priority at their company or in the top three. They’re already overloaded and adding “innovate” to their task load may not get a good reaction. However, there are ways to cultivate innovation success, and creating an innovation department is one of them. Use Innovation Management Software.

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What You Need to Know About Insourcing

Planview Spigit

Web design, creatives, manufacturing needs — almost anything can be outsourced. Many leaders are now turning to insourcing to power up new business initiatives and innovations. Those are some pretty solid motivators for reducing outsourced projects, but not everyone is completely on board with the switch — like innovation thought leader Ian Cox. Does the department in question have the potential for innovation? Schedule a demo today.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu and I recently started talking about how the interest of corporations in the innovations created by startups is leading to changes in corporate R&D models, an area he has been studying for some time. This is the first of what we hope to be a series on posts on how startup innovation is impacting corporate R&D models. The World of Innovation Has Changed. A great deal has changed in corporate innovation since the days of Bell Labs and Xerox PARC.

How Corporations Can Manage New Ventures and University Projects as Extensions of their Advanced Product Development

Corporate Innovation

Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu and I recently started talking about how the interest of corporations in the innovations created by startups is leading to changes in corporate R&D models, an area he has been studying for some time. This is the first of what we hope to be a series on posts on how startup innovation is impacting corporate R&D models. The World of Innovation Has Changed. A great deal has changed in corporate innovation since the days of Bell Labs and Xerox PARC.

How to Build the Ultimate Crowdsourcing Platform: Qmarkets’ New VP of Product Discusses Creativity and Innovation Management

Qmarkets

Sivan Leshem joined Qmarkets in 2011 as a project manager, before going on to manage the product delivery department during a period which would see Qmarkets grow into a leader within the idea management market. Most recently Sivan has stepped into the role of Vice President of Product. We sat down with her to discuss her experience at Qmarkets, creativity and innovation management, as well as her vision for the future of the crowdsourcing platform.

Game Changers: How Citizen Science and Gamification Are Transforming the Business World

Qmarkets

Today, this audacity is reflected in the rising influence of citizen driven innovation and science – that is, the collaboration of volunteer non-scientists with professional scientists in collecting data and analyzing it to resolve real-world issues. As the general public’s interest in science continues to increase, professional scientists and researchers develop innovative tools to effectively engage crowds. Inform your innovation strategy.

Innovation Ecosystem: Bridging the Gap Between Digital and Offline Innovation

Qmarkets

Innovation used to be something that would happen in a physical setting, be it in a workshop, a laboratory, research center, etc. Now, with the advent of innovation software, the process of ideation and collaboration mostly happens online. However, there are innate benefits to innovating “in the real world”, benefits which a digital interaction will never be able to fully replicate. Benefits of Online Innovation. Benefits of Offline Innovation. Innovation Hubs.

Innovation Ecosystem: Bridging the Gap Between Digital and Offline Innovation

Qmarkets

Innovation used to be something that would happen in a physical setting, be it in a workshop, a laboratory, research center, etc. Now, with the advent of innovation software, the process of ideation and collaboration mostly happens online. However, there are innate benefits to innovating “in the real world”, benefits which a digital interaction will never be able to fully replicate. Benefits of Online Innovation. Benefits of Offline Innovation. Innovation Hubs.