Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

Breaking Taboos – Two Lessons for Innovators

Destination Innovation

During WWI there was tremendous demand for bandages and sterile dressings for Allied wounded on the Western Front. The US company, Kimberly-Clark, developed a new cotton-like material from wood-pulp. It was highly absorbent.

The Six Million Dollar innovation fallacy

RTI Innovation Advisors

A few days ago I wrote a blog post about the relevance of the Six Million Dollar man to innovation , noting that the show was based around rebuilding Steve Austin, making him better, stronger and faster. Many corporate innovation organizations need the Six Million Dollar man treatment. Every firm needs to be innovating more effectively, faster, with better outcomes and increasingly with more partners. Today I'd like to talk about the other side of the Six Million Dollar man innovation.

How To Create Something Truly Original

Digital Tonto

Despite what many say, truly original work doesn’t emerge fully formed from a brainstorm or sudden epiphany Related posts: How To Create Transformational Change, According To The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Creativity

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

I want to offer some thoughts that need us all involved in innovation to think about as we finish out 2018. If you are frustrated with your current innovation process then read on.

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Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Packaging Innovation in 2019: Corporate Innovators and Startups Leading the Way

Rocketspace

Since plastics were first introduced, 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced. Due to their functional properties and low cost, the use of plastics as packaging feedstock was integrated into all global economies and its production increased twenty-fold over the past half-century.

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How Borderlanders Prepare Us For The Future

Game-Changer

My friend Rachel Christensen gave an insightful talk at TEDxTijuana titled Beyond Your Border , the story of borderlanders: those people whose lives exist in two countries and prepare us for the future! Two months ago I invited Rachel to talk about this topic on my podcast; check it out here.

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Imaginatik and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre to Co-Present During Poster Session at the World Open Innovation Conference

Imaginatik

Imaginatik will be attending the 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) in San Francisco, CA on December 13th and 14th. We’ve partnered with our valued customer, The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) to develop and submit an open innovation paper describing our work together and the resulting economic impact. Our paper was selected to present during the Poster Session on December 13th. We hope you can join us. This year’s WOIC theme is “Digital Transformation for Sustainability.”

Who Are the Best Corporate Event Planners in London?

Rocketspace

Hosting a successful corporate event in London requires the expertise of a skilled corporate event planner. When it comes to planning events, time management, resource allocation, and communication across multiple teams are absolute necessities.

Six million dollar innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

Since I write about innovation regularly, I often receive questions about "the future" of innovation. Who really knows anything about the future of innovation, when many of us don't fully comprehend all of the tools and activities for innovation that are available to us now. My standard response is in the title of the post. In the future, we'll do innovation work much more quickly than we do today, we'll be smarter about our approach and increasingly we'll never do it alone.

The 7 Habits of Highly Innovative Organizations

While a sustainable standardized method of innovation still eludes most organizations - having this in your toolbox is a game changer! Discover the 7 essential habits for enabling companies to systemize and establish innovation as a core competency.

What Consensus Means For Driving Innovation

Game-Changer

Why do organizations fail? There are many reasons, mostly because they become irrelevant by failing to evolve and adapt to a changing world.

How to Keep Your Creative Team Fresh & Inspired

IdeaScale

Creativity is about more than just art. Creativity is how we get great innovation, but encouraging creativity in a structured environment, like work, can be a bit tricky. Fortunately, with a little creativity of your own, you can get the ideas flowing.

How to Get Funding for Your Startup Faster: 5 Quick Tips

Rocketspace

As a startup founder, one of the biggest challenges you'll face is acquiring funding. The best startup founders know exactly how to acquire the necessary capital to scale fast.

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Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement

Exago

To mark Exago's 11th anniversary, we have put together our clients' pieces of wisdom to truly bring innovation together. This is lesson 4. The post Lesson 4 from true innovation managers: quality and quantity of ideas hangs on people’s engagement appeared first on Exago. Blog Clients' success stories Exago collaboration collaborative innovation collective intelligence employees engagement gamification participation

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Organizational Pathways to Business Model Innovation

Innovation Excellence

For several reasons, such as disruptive threats, digitalization or blurring industry boundaries, established companies are increasingly forced to create new business opportunities, i.e. to come up with adapted or even entirely new business models.

Maintaining an Innovation Mindset as Your Business Grows

IdeaScale

There’s something to be said for stability, but also innovation. If you’ve ever seen a plant grow, you know that new shoots are flexible and willing to go nearly anywhere and try nearly anything to get at the resources they need.

Dai-ichi Life and RocketSpace Accelerate Innovation for Japan’s Aging Population

Rocketspace

San Francisco and Tokyo – December 13, 2018 - Today, RocketSpace , a Silicon Valley-based external innovation consulting company, announced its partnership with The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company , one of Japan’s largest life insurance providers.

The Genomics Revolution Is Beginning Now Moving At Full Steam

Digital Tonto

Not since the early days of the digital revolution have we seen a technology accelerate with such velocity Related posts: The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade—Genomics, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Technology Genomics

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

How to build effective strategy even in constant change

Innovation Excellence

Strategy is More Important than Ever Many have pronounced “Strategy is dead.” Citing the speed with which new technologies are emerging and the perpetual changes to market conditions, consultants and executives alike are claiming that it is no longer possible to craft a meaningful long-term strategy.

A Love Note to Lurkers

IdeaScale

There was a lot of talk at this year’s Open Nation about the number of lurkers in IdeaScale communities: those community members who sign on, create a profile and view pages, but then don’t take further action like suggesting ideas, reviewing ideas, refining ideas, etc.

How to shape your innovation strategy in only 5 days

Board of Innovation

Go from the blank page on Monday to multiple innovation blueprints on Friday. The post How to shape your innovation strategy in only 5 days appeared first on Board of Innovation. Expertise innovation strategy

How Education Can Advance and Innovate Your Business

InnovationManagement

Education is a powerful vehicle for professional growth. It’s now more affordable, and recent technological innovations have made it easier for employees to acquire and advance their skillsets. Enabling Factors Organization & Culture

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.

Examining the Future of Work

Innovation Excellence

How Interconnected Devices Are Re-Shaping Businesses

Faisal Hoque

IoT isn't something you can ignore and hope that it just goes away. The organizations that will take the time to apply IoT to gather data, analyze it, and turn it into actionable insights will gain a competitive advantage over those that don't.

Five Steps to Change Your Thinking

Daniel Burrus

When you make changes, are they coming at you from the outside in or inside out? In my 30 years of working with top leaders from business, health care, government and education, I have found that the majority of change comes from the outside in.

Using the VC Mindset for Successful Innovation

Peer Insight

When our clients are in a position to make tough choices on which path to take for growth (especially in slow-moving, scaled organizations), we tell them put on their Venture Capitalist hat and imagine that they’re investing in a startup.

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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.