October, 2018

The Future of Corporate-Startup Collaboration

The Inovo Group

“Collaboration can no longer be viewed as an optional extra, it’s a strategic imperative. Startups are now widely recognised as invaluable sources of innovation, fueling growth and providing pioneering business solutions”. Aline Santos, Unilever EVP for Global Marketing. Highlights.

Why Your Innovation Team Will Quit on You 3 Years In

Hype

A lot can happen to an innovation program in three years. Some companies see their programs gain momentum and excel in that time. Other companies experience something different.

5 Corporate Innovations Models That Make the Most Sense for Businesses

Rocketspace

The world's leading enterprises commit to ongoing corporate innovation. In today's increasingly competitive marketplace, businesses are looking for new ways to create better products, capture more prospects, maximize sales, and. Corporate Innovation

Don’t be a Zebra, Be a Giraffe

Destination Innovation

Zebra stands for Zero Evidence but Really Adamant. Zebras are people who see things in black and white. They are sure of their own opinions and they disdain information or science which undermines their beliefs. The king of the Zebras is Donald Trump.

Measuring Innovation Performance

Why do only a third of the organizations worldwide have formal innovation metrics in place despite accepting that innovation is critical to survival? Download this eBook to learn about the 5 basic principles that guide every successful innovation process.

How do we measure success in our digital transformation? A journey of discovery

Paul Hobcraft

How do we find answers to knowing what measures give us for success in any digital transformation? Are today’s measures relevant to tomorrow, are they still based on our legacy system of measurement, when a business was operating in a stable, predictable environment?

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How to look beyond product innovation in medium enterprises

Exago

One of the most common myths when leading idea management in medium enterprises is that you should strongly focus efforts on product innovation, as the ultimate goal is to have the next big thing.

Why Your Organization Needs to Invest in Innovation Capital

Hype

Innovation capital is one of the primary catalysts to value creation. And while understanding and investing in innovation capital is crucial, building innovation capital lacks the focus it deserves. In fact, it isn’t even on most people's radar.

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The 5 Benefits of a Corporate Partnership With Innovative Startups

Rocketspace

If you haven't invested in a startup-corporate partnership for your business, you could be missing out on valuable growth opportunities. In fact, many of the world's leading corporate stakeholders continually lean on. Corporate Innovation

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Four Questions that every Entrepreneur must Answer

Destination Innovation

If you are planning a new product or a new business then you will probably need to get some approvals. You might need to raise some finance. In either case you have to convince some sceptical decision makers. Here are four key questions that they will want you to answer: Problem.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality.

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Innovators

Game-Changer

I’ve talked at length about how companies aiming to attract innovators to their organization shoot themselves in the foot , because the culture they have doesn’t embrace innovation. Still, let’s ask: How do you hire innovators?

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Good news for medium enterprises looking to innovate

Exago

Medium enterprises face challenging barriers on the path to good innovation management: limited resources to invest, lack of incentives and of innovation infrastructure, and shortage of innovation specialists are some examples.

A culture of innovation? It all starts with hiring

Hype

Creating a culture that has a thirst for and thrives on innovation is the holy grail of business today. But it’s not as tangible, nor as easy, as creating processes, borrowing best practices, and funding innovation initiatives.

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

A Failproof Innovation Strategy in 3 Steps

Rocketspace

What is the secret of a successful corporate innovation project- is it the idea or the company running it? There is no magic formula for building great innovation strategies. However, there are fatal mistakes that will make your innovation mission impossible.

The Innovation Journey Map

Destination Innovation

The Customer Journey Map is a popular management tool. It is a visual representation of customer interactions with a company and a tool to investigate, analyse and thus improve customer experiences.

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. There are so many obstacles and uncertainties as you take an idea or concept through to eventual release. Often, we are dealing in the unknowns and uncertainties. We continually lack facts, we keep seeking validation. We are pressured for results.

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Ignore Culture At Your Own Peril

Game-Changer

When I was 3 – 4 years old my love for Disney started. I had seen the movies but everything changed the moment I set foot in Disneyland. I still get excited even though I’ve been to Disneyland a bunch of times.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

65% of Venture Capital-backed deals fail to return investment, and only 4% make substantial returns

Idea to Value

Everyone knows that investing in innovative new ideas carries a degree of risk. However, new data from Correlation Ventures shows just how risky investing in new companies can be. The chart above shows the financial outcomes for 21,640 different financing deals between 2004 and 2013 (note that these were the total number of deals, not individual companies).

Innovation Fear

IdeaScale

Key Challenges Facing The Mobility Industry

Rocketspace

The mobility industry is changing. As autonomous and electric cars become the norm, what will the infrastructure look like? How many charge points are needed to sustain demand? How long will it take to charge each vehicle? What will the queues be like?

Encourage Action with the Get Out of Jail Free Card

Destination Innovation

Is your organization a little too comfortable? Are your people risk averse? Is there a blame culture? How can you encourage innovation by getting men and women to be more adventurous and entrepreneurial? How can you get them to take more risks?

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Can We Have One of These? A Product Innovation Platform

Paul Hobcraft

Recently I was exploring the world of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and read an excellent Whitepaper from Aras Corp , one of the leading PLM solution providers.

The Early Adopter Challenge: Everyone is Afraid of Being First

Game-Changer

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies. All of these technologies are in the news 24/7. Yet, most organizations and governments are behind the technology curve. They’re either slow adopters or stagnant.

How IBM, Google And Amazon Innovate Differently

Digital Tonto

It isn't any one practice or process, but how they are deeply embedded in an organization's culture that makes the difference Related posts: How Amazon Innovates. The Growing Rivalry Between Google. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Amazon Google IBM Innovation

Will Blockchain Disrupt the Healthcare Industry?

IdeaScale

Medical technology is advancing quickly, and yet, where blockchain fits is an open question. One of the biggest concerns in health care is records. Patient records, their portability, their access, and who has them is on the minds of doctors, patients, and government regulators.

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

15 Startups to Watch in Food-Tech

Rocketspace

Corporate Innovation food tech agriculture

The Story Behind The World’s Most Incompetent Drawings

Tim Kastelle

Language Warning right at the start! I recently gave a talk at a workshop for the International CFO Forum in Singapore. After it was done, one of the participants came up to me and said: “Can I ask you a question about your slides?” ” “Sure,” I replied.

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New study shows whether collaboration is more effective than working alone (hint: it isn’t the best way…)

Idea to Value

Who is more effective at problem-solving and finding solutions to difficult challenges? Is it groups of people collaborating on the challenge together, or individuals working alone? I came across the answer in a new research paper , and the result surprised me. Most innovation experts would advise that full-time collaboration is a basic requirement for building innovative new solutions.

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