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Six common mistakes and one advice for innovation challenges

Exago

Operational efficiency is clearly ahead in idea implementation, while sales and marketing, sustainability and better customer experience count for more than half of all the ideas implemented. By dissecting the innovation challenges that performed the worst – and excluding extrinsic. Read More.

We Too Often Ignore The Tradeoff Between Innovation And Optimization

Digital Tonto

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The future innovation core lies at the edge.

Paul Hobcraft

Boundaries seem to be continually pushed in business, nothing seemingly stands still, yet many things stay caught up in not being changed. Something has to change, we need to jettison old ways. In with the new in 2017, out with the old.

How To Derive The Most Value Out Of Accelerator Programs

Rocketspace

RocketSpace formally launched its first corporate accelerator program a little over a year ago. We aimed to create a new model that brings corporations and startups together to fuel industry-focused transformation while achieving real, measurable results.

Technology Scouting: Why It Works – A Harvard Business Review Published Study Perspective

Technology scouting can increase the rate and potential for meaningful innovation. A recent study conducted by the Harvard Business Review makes the case for technology scouting. Research shows that connecting with a wide range of external resources increases the rate of, and potential for, meaningful innovation.

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How to Assess Your Innovation Fitness

IdeaScale

There are two types of innovation fitness assessments that you should perform in your organization.

These 2017 Trends Will Change Our World

Innovation Excellence

Welcome to 2017. It is going to be an interesting year. We have not seen so much creativity, innovation and evolution before in history. Trend watchers go berserk with all the cool new ideas born every minute and futurologist see their predictions come true sooner than expected.

This engineer replaced a $1,000.00+ medical device with one costing $0.20

Idea to Value

Sometimes, you need to set yourself really strict constraints in order to come up with the most creative innovations. This is exactly what Manu Prakash did with his team at Stanford when trying to make a better, cheaper way to test blood samples in poorer countries. Check out his video above.

The Firm of the Future Will Manage Two Types of Businesses

Integrative Innovation

Bain and Company hast just published an worthwile article , debating on the question: What will the firm of the future look like ?

2017 Business Innovation Report

Spigit’s 2017 Business Innovation Report is an in-depth look at why and how the biggest brands in the world tap into the collective intelligence of their employees, customers, and partners to solve business challenges.

Best Practice: Conduct crowd engagement and outreach with an eye toward diversity

IdeaScale

Research shows that diversity increases the intelligence of the crowd.

Turn Your Organization into an Idea Factory: Part I

Innovation Excellence

Up to 80 percent of an organization's improvement potential could come from frontline employee ideas. However, the average employee suggestion box or idea program gets less than 10 percent adoption, has fewer than.5 ideas per employee per year and can hurt employee engagement.

Healthcare Corporates Invest in Startups Injecting Innovation Into Industry

Rocketspace

Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, was an early adopter of mobile on-demand healthcare app Medicast , which launched about three and a half years ago, billing itself as the "first mobile-app-based house call service." In mid-2016, Providence St. Joseph took its relationship with Medicast one step further by acquiring the Mountain View, Calif., startup. Working With Startups Corporate-Startup Partnerships Innovation Models Healthcare

Innovation Through Cross-Industry Learning: How is it Changing the World?

InnovationManagement

Cross industry learning, the transfer of technologies across industry boundaries, can revolutionize technology landscapes. We will illustrate the advantages of cross industry learning with a case study.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

Diabolically Simple Prototypes

Mike Shipulski

Ideas are all talk and no action. Ideas are untested concepts that have yet to rise to the level of practicality. You can’t sell an idea and you can’t barter with them. Ideas aren’t worth much. A prototype is a physical manifestation of an idea. Where ideas are ethereal, prototypes are practical.

Turn Your Organization into an Idea Factory: part II

Innovation Excellence

How to solicit ideas from employees to drive engagement and innovation The most effective way of driving innovation at an organization, while ensuring employees are engaged, is by providing them with a platform where they can share their feedback and ideas directly with decision-makers.

Loyalty Programs and Building Loyalty

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the biggest challenges that brands face today is to find and cultivate loyal customers. Most brands have some sort of loyalty programs to reward loyalty from their customers. Most of these loyalty programs that I am a part of, totally miss the point of loyalty itself.

Signal versus Noise

OVO Innovation

The post today frames a classic issue in communications: how to improve a signal and hopefully eliminate or at least mitigate noise. The noisier the communication is, the more difficult it is for the sender and the receiver to communicate. Thus, we try to eliminate noise from the communication, so only the signal is received. That sounds easy, but it is actually difficult, because there are no pure communication media. Noise always creeps in, and conflicts or masks the signal.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

Strategic Thinking on 4 Years of Hoping and Praying

BrainZooming

A new national experiment begins. Strategically, it’s smart to avoid experiments at the top of any organization, but this is what we’re facing. . How will this experiment unfold?

Middle Managers as Engines of Change

Innovation Excellence

The captain may be in the bridge, but is the engine room operating on all cylinders? Last week I wrote about the importance of leadership and change. Nothing happens until the top leadership says so.

Building a Culture of Innovation by Creating A Structure for Unstructured Innovation

Rmukesh Gupta

The need for innovation has never been more acute for businesses than it is today. Every CEO of any sizable business is worrying about which startup from which garage is going to change the rules of their game and disrupt them.

Cybersecurity Is Everybody’s Business

Daniel Burrus

It’s quite possibly the most modern rap sheet around. And it’s growing larger every day.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Picking the Right Stakeholders for Open Innovation

InnovationManagement

What external stakeholder groups can you tap into to build value for your innovation initiatives? Are your relationships with these external stakeholder groups solid or do you need to do additional work to build good, mutually beneficial working relationships? Are there potential stakeholder groups that you have not yet tapped at all? If so, what is your plan for reaching out to organizations within these pools so that you can further expand your innovation ecosystem?

The Nature Of Work Has Changed

Innovation Excellence

Are communication technologies like Slack, Yammer and Skype actually helping us, or just getting in the way?

The Art of Storytelling For Business

Rmukesh Gupta

It is well known that all of us make most of our decisions based on our emotions rather than pure logic or intellect or rationality. So, if we are to influence people and their decisions, we need to learn about moving them emotionally enough to get them to make a decision in our favour.

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Implementation Strategy – 15 Questions to Identify Heads Up People

BrainZooming

Moving from planning to implementation strategy , it’s easy to focus on the end goal and never look back – or forward beyond launch. That type of focus and momentum helps drive your implementation strategy.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Robots From the Warehouse to the Road

Rocketspace

Automation and mechanization is nothing new — it has been happening in factories since the Industrial Revolution, albeit slowly. But now emerging robotic technologies and the surge in Internet shopping are propelling a growing mechanization in the logistics sector. Working With Startups Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships Logistics Retail

Report Highlights Skills Shortage in Open Innovation

Innovation Excellence

More and more companies are engaging in some form of open innovation, but such an approach requires a new way of working that employees are often ill-equipped to undertake. That's the argument put forth by a new paper from The European Academic Network for Open Innovation.

How AI Can Bring on a Second Industrial Revolution

InnovationManagement

"The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable," says digital visionary Kevin Kelly — and technology is much the same, driven by patterns that are surprising but inevitable. Over the next 20 years, he says, our penchant for making things smarter and smarter will have a profound impact on nearly everything we do. Kelly explores three trends in AI we need to understand in order to embrace it and steer its development.

Innovation Strategy – 5 eBooks to Boost Innovation this Year

BrainZooming

Is accelerating your innovation strategy high on your organization’s priority list for this year? If growth is an important component of what you are trying to accomplish, innovation is likely getting a hard look as an important part of realizing that objective. The Brainzooming Group has you covered, with eBooks to: Evaluate innovation opportunities and challenges. Conquer change fears and resource limitations. Identify and develop innovation strategies with a customer perspective.

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.