Profiling the Open Innovation Manager

HYPE Innovation

We talk a lot about, and also to, innovation managers here on the blog. Mike Hatrick (the event moderator) asked the question: who really is the innovation manager? In his presentation, Mike mentioned the researchers, strategists, evangelists, pioneers that go on to become change agents, leaders, organizational designers, coaches/ trainers, and ultimately fill the seats of process owners, decision-makers and project managers. The Innovation Manager

Understanding Open Innovation

IdeaScale

Historically, research and development departments within organizations were solely responsible for coming up with innovative ideas. Traditionally, corporate innovation has been an inside job, with few exceptions. The ultimate result is open innovation, the concept that good ideas come not just from within organizations, but from outside them as well. Why Open Innovation Is Emerging as a New Paradigm. Best Practice open innovation

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Shaping the Future of the Labor Market with Open Innovation

Idea Drop

Open Innovation to Meet the Challenges of the Labor Market Open innovation is a new framework to solve problems in a high-yield and low-cost manner. Open innovation relies on external input – that is, feedback from outside the organization.

Why People Buy Innovation Management Software

InnovationManagement

Every year, IdeaScale analyzes our system and customer data and releases a report on crowdsourced innovation trends and benchmarks. The post Why People Buy Innovation Management Software appeared first on InnovationManagement.

The European Space Agency's Voyage Into Open Innovation

Hype

This blog post is part of a series on successfully managing open innovation programs. Open Innovation

The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say

HYPE Innovation

Open Innovation The Innovation ManagerYes, the title shamelessly alludes to the "Friends" television series. And yes, this will be an atypical blog post.

Ernst & Young On Measuring Open Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Consider for a moment the following three statements: Innovation results from lucky accidents; The more open the innovation process, the less disciplined; Innovation can’t be measured. If you’re inclined to say: “They’re all truisms!” (= Truths too obvious to mention) I’d pat you on the back and kindly invite you to join us at the next HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn for two days of enlightening conversations about innovation practice.

A Profile of Open Innovation Managers in Multinational Companies

InnovationManagement

Open innovation is widely used in large companies and we know increasingly more about how to manage this process. In contrast, we know virtually nothing about the managers and practitioners who are driving open innovation in large companies. Who are the managers operating in open innovation teams or units? How long do they stay in an open innovation job, and what is their tenure in the company?

Open Innovation: Your Guide to Harnessing and Managing the Best Ideas

IdeaScale

Open innovation allows everyone to compete equally, whether their development budget is large or small. What is Open Innovation. Open innovation is a paradigm shift that assumes organizations can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas to determine as path to market and advance technology. Why Open Innovation is an Equalizer. Employee Open Innovation : Dick’s Sporting Goods was a runner-up in the 2016 Innovation awards.

We Require A Shift of Innovation Management Solution Providers

Paul Hobcraft

There is still a real reluctance that the supplier of innovation software solutions has to change. I think with the recognition that innovation occurs across the whole organization the innovation management (IM) providers have to radically alter their business model or recognize they need to broaden out their target market inside organizations as innovation is occurring in all corners of the organization today.

The Unexpected ROI of Open Innovation Portals

Yet2

yet2 recently sat down with senior Open Innovation leaders at Unilever, Mondel?z, z, PepsiCo, and Colgate-Palmolive to discuss how these organizations leverage Open Innovation Portals as part of an overall innovation strategy.

Design the Right Open Innovation Project

Innovation Excellence

Open Innovation is now widely recognized as a way to enhance options for innovation by accessing external assets. Continue reading → Business Models Innovation Management Open Innovation R&D collaboration Innovation Management ProcessHowever it can mean many things to many people; from running a crowdsourced idea scheme like Lego Ideas or MyStarbucksIdea, through to large co-branded initiatives like Senseo.

Accompanying European SMEs on their Open Innovation Journeys

Innovation Excellence

Within INSPIRE (standing for Integrated Support of oPen Innovation pRofessionalization initiative), a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under H2020, we have investigated in depth Open Innovation (0I) practices in SMEs across Europe with a view to distilling lessons about how to improve the supply chain and deploy a dedicated support package.

Managing Expectations in Innovation Management

IdeaScale

However, this can present some challenges for innovation managers. Some concerns we have heard from innovation managers: “I do not want to overpromise what we’re going to do with people’s ideas.”. We can address these concerns head-on by setting and managing expectations. The involvement of stakeholders and experts in the open innovation process is central to the success of crowdsourced open innovation.

An open innovation success story

Be-novative

We have a particular key learning to share along with an open innovation success story. In a nutshell, she studied the world’s most innovative and creative companies and came to a particular discovery. Perhaps we can even say that human-centricity is needed more than ever in today’s Age of Innovation. As we are now in the new year of 2018, the power of innovation through Collective Creativity is not dying down. Nurture an innovation community.

Open Innovation: A critical success factor when you build your innovation journey

IdeaScale

Digital transformation challenges established new business models and management approaches. As a consequence there is not a “one size fits all” solution – each company needs a unique plan to drive innovation and change successfully. However, there are some proven measures with high impact on revenue growth, cost and time savings and improved effects on customer satisfaction – one of them Open Innovation (also known as crowdsourcing).

Open Innovation: Overcoming cognitive bias in innovation projects

Innovation Excellence

This is cognitive bias and it is the enemy of innovation. Innovation Open Innovation Processes & Tools Innovation Management Product Management product managersYou’ve likely heard of the curse of knowledge or sometimes it is called the curse of the expert. It occurs when our knowledge leads us down predictable paths, likely not considering other possible solutions to problems but only those that are familiar to us.

Four Open Innovation Techniques

Wellspring

There are four main tactics that organizations commonly use for inbound open innovation; tech scouting, vertical collaboration, horizontal collaboration, and technology sourcing. These four tactics are all positively correlated with innovation performance and are all useful to firms who are seeking both radical and incremental innovation results. Open Innovation

Four Open Innovation Techniques

Wellspring

There are four main tactics that organizations commonly use for inbound open innovation; tech scouting, vertical collaboration, horizontal collaboration, and technology sourcing. These four tactics are all positively correlated with innovation performance and are all useful to firms who are seeking both radical and incremental innovation results. Open Innovation

Open innovation with consumers: more customization for the masses

ideas4allinnovation

Open innovation with consumers allows companies to open up to sharing ideas , testing and refining them together with large groups of people before they are launched to the market. The consumer’s voice in times of collaborative innovation.

Gartner: Innovation Management Software Nearing Mainstream Adoption

Planview Spigit

Awesome new ideas are what make an innovation program…well, an innovation program. But it’s the tools you use that help those ideas become reality and bring about tangible returns — tools like innovation management software (and for some, a new way of thinking about innovation altogether). According to the people who spend their time researching this sort of thing, the importance of ‘managing innovation initiatives systematically’ (i.e.,

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. From our point of view, all of the issues pinned down at that time have gained significant importance, are being intensively debated and can still be considered cutting-edge for companies to stay ahead in managing innovation. Let’s have a brief look at each of them: Differentiating and integrative innovation concepts.

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. education Europe Innovation Management Open Innovation People & Skills skills Talent training

Getting Started with Innovation Management

Strategos

What is Innovation Management? Innovation Management involves all activities that provide the right conditions for innovation to repeatedly deliver value for customers, competitive advantage and growth for the business as well as benefits for employees and all other stakeholders. Innovation management needs to become a professional discipline. Innovation needs to be on that same trajectory to provide significant value for a business.

Companies betting big on open innovation

hackerearth

Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. Open innovation (OI) uses a mix of approaches, thereby affording higher responsiveness and flexibility while trying to grow beyond its core business. The free flow, in and out, of ideas and IP promotes innovative ecosystems. Why does open innovation work?

How Open Innovation Can Be Used in the Financial Sector

InnovationManagement

However, we thought that there were a few problems that could be particularly fruitful when applied to open innovation systems. Strategies compliance innovation management open innovation security standard bank technologyIn a recent article, The Financial Brand discussed the biggest threats to the financial and banking industry. They included a long list of everything from profitability to making good hiring decisions.

Scaling-up, the next frontier for innovation organization

Innovation Excellence

How to transform innovative bottom-up initiatives into a movement spread across the company? How to scale your innovation program widely? Here are a few lessons learned from creating innovation programs in Europe, and tweaking them to Africa and Middle-East contexts.

Innovation management versus change management

100%Open

The only real difference between innovation management and change management, is the intention that lies behind these approaches. Innovation, whilst often highly reliant on luck and randomness, is inherently a proactive and optimistic strategy. Whereas change management, whilst equally subject to chance and circumstances, is inherently a reactive and more negative approach.

Open Innovation: A 2014 Research Agenda

Open Innovation

One of the main goals of the Chesbrough/Vanhaverbeke/West 2006 book was to shape the research agenda of the open innovation. Our final chapter was immodestly entitled “Open innovation: a research agenda” (West, Vanhaverbeke and Chesbrough, 2006). Since I'm trying to write a short encyclopedia article on open innovation — and want to make it different from my 2011 article — it seemed a good time to review what’s been written recently.

Effective communication is the essence of open innovation

Wellspring

We've practiced agriculture for some 12,000 years, and in that time have continued finding innovative ways to feed a growing population. Dow AgroSciences is very open about the complexity of their R&D pipeline. innovation success innovation management innovation process innovation governance Open Innovation InnovationIndustrial agriculture is a highly complex operation.

Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: Find out what the differences are

mjvinnovation

What are open innovation hubs? Startup, Corporate Venture, Open Innovation Hubs: who is who in the world of digital transformation. It is in this context that terminologies such as Startup, Corporate Venture and Open Innovation Hubs arise. Open Innovation

Qmarkets and HeroX Join Forces to Deliver Comprehensive Open Innovation Solution

Qmarkets

Tel-Aviv, Israel — June 10, 2021 – Qmarkets, the award-winning supplier of innovation management software , has today announced its partnership with HeroX , the world’s leading platform for crowdsourced idea competitions.

Why choose an innovation management software?

ideas4allinnovation

Today’s companies seem forced to manage uncertainty in their day-to-day activity and search for extraordinary solutions, calling upon innovation and all other resources available to drive them forward. Under this premise, open innovation among different collectives and collaborators within a company is essential. It is what we call collaborative innovation. RELATED CONTENT 10 important factors when choosing your ideas management software.

The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Platforms, Q1 2020

Wazoku

Forrester Reveals The 13 Most Significant providers in Innovation Management “Wazoku has a differentiating vision for idea sharing and innovation collaboration.” In February 2020, Forrester published the 2020 Forrest Wave, a review of the global Innovation Management sector.

3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now

Planview Spigit

In the open innovation space, one regularly leads to the other. Read these three in-depth industry reports to find out the new rules of the collaborative economy, why the United States is leading the way in turning customer feedback into innovative products, and what challenges are soon to crop up in crowdsourcing. Companies Leverage Open Innovation Better than China. that are taking innovation initiatives to heart.

Themes for the practice of open innovation

Open Innovation

Like my OI collaborators Henry Chesbrough & Wim Vanhaverbeke, I get a lot of emails (and receive many Google News updates) on businesses and consultants touting some claimed breakthrough on open innovation. I first met Cheryl in 2007 — when I was hired to train Kimberly-Clark execs on open innovation — and in 2012 Cheryl invited me to present my research at CoDev2012 when it was in San Diego. New Frontiers in Open Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.

Idea Management Software Streamlines Open Innovation

eZassi

Idea Management Software Streamlines Open Innovation. “Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.” ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_innovation. Traditionally, innovation was a closely guarded secret. Traditional Companies Are Moving Toward Open Innovation.

Qmarkets Partners with hpo management consulting to Strengthen DACH Enterprise Innovation Management Offering

Qmarkets

Qmarkets has launched a partnership with Swiss-based strategy and innovation consultancy hpo to strengthen strategic innovation activities in medium and large enterprises in the DACH region.

Enterprise Innovation Management Research Report

eZassi

CIMdata Publishes Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions Landscape — Connecting the Dots. eZassi Participates in CIMdata’s Enterprise Innovation Management Solutions Landscape Report Findings. CIMdata recently published this report, eZassi participated in the report findings, providing insight, commentary, discovery and suggestions to aide in guiding enterprise organizations with connecting the dots of enterprise innovation management (EIM).

Qmarkets Partners with hpo management consulting to Strengthen DACH Enterprise Innovation Management Offering

Qmarkets

Qmarkets has launched a partnership with Swiss-based strategy and innovation consultancy hpo to strengthen strategic innovation activities in medium and large enterprises in the DACH region.

Open Innovation at the User Innovation Conference

Open Innovation

On Tuesday, Frank Piller of RWTH Aachen presented an overview of open innovation. He presented to attendees at the 2014 Open and User Innovation Conference — the 12th annual meeting of the user innovation workshop — which met at Harvard Business School. A track chair here at OUI, Frank is one of two members of the user innovation “tribe” (the other being Karim Lakhani) who's worked most actively in open innovation.

Driving Open Innovation Through a Culture of Collaboration

eZassi

Open Innovation is the grounded in the belief that great ideas can come from any source and an organization’s internal expertise will transform those ideas into market value. The challenge comes when an organization chooses to shift from a closed innovation system to an open one. Although each company is different, most have a traditional corporate culture that includes the belief that all innovation is internally driven.

Innovation Management: Importance, Ideas, and Examples

Acuvate

In less than a decade, innovation management got recognized as one of the most powerful strategies an organization can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity. Forrester also claims that 53% of global services decision-makers are investing in emerging innovation and idea management technologies to drive innovation. What is innovation management? Importance of innovation management.