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.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Innovation Excellence

In recent years, an increasing intensity in collaboration between incumbent companies and startups has been observed. Meanwhile, close to 80% of corporations and startups have already been or are collaborating. The mutual – actually complementary – benefits seem pretty obvious: Benefits for startups include availability of office space, hardware, networks, support and potential funding access.

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12 Types of Innovation You Should Know in 2021

IdeaScale

What are the different types of innovation? With so many types of innovation and even more definitions, it can be confusing to discuss innovation in your organization. Open Innovation. It is innovation by sharing both the risks and rewards of new research.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit. In fact, according to some estimates by Doblin , 96% of all new innovations which established companies attempt fail to make a return on investment. Suggested viewing: 12 – Disruptive Innovation.

Why Higher Education Needs Innovation Management

Qmarkets

This is just a short list of some of the greatest innovations that have been made within institutions of higher education. It is surprising then, to discover that the majority of these institutions are not fully utilizing the tools that are available to them in their pursuit of innovation in the 21 st century. The change has also been manifested in business, where many companies are now using innovation software to collaborate, innovate, and improve processes.

Why Higher Education Needs Innovation Management

Qmarkets

This is just a short list of some of the greatest innovations that have been made within institutions of higher education. It is surprising then, to discover that the majority of these institutions are not fully utilizing the tools that are available to them in their pursuit of innovation in the 21 st century. The change has also been manifested in business, where many companies are now using innovation software to collaborate, innovate, and improve processes.

Scaling Up Startups in Corporate Settings

Integrative Innovation

outsourcing’ uncertainty, particularly in early phases of radical/disruptive innovation activities. Those tools are often organized as independent units or activities within the corporation or are ideally embedded in a single unit dedicated to explorative innovation altogether along with internal ventures. However, startup engagement is also increasingly used for tapping into entirely new markets or technologies as well as spotting disruptive innovation opportunities.

The Winning Formula – The Advantages of Combining Higher Education and Innovation Management

Qmarkets

As such, it would be natural to regard both education and innovation as mutually compatible. It's surprising, therefore, that many academic institutions still lag when it comes to implementing well-structured innovation processes. This is just a short list of some of the greatest innovations that have been made within institutions of higher education. Innovation Managed. Open Innovation.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.

What is innovation management and why your organization needs it

hackerearth

Understanding Innovation Management. Is it a lack of innovation or an inability to cope with change? Either way, businesses need to identify where they are going wrong because innovation as a business strategy is here to stay. For survival, innovation is almost obligatory (Drucker, 1999). An innovation process “connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release to market.” Like any business function, innovation can be managed.

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity – Part 3

Integrative Innovation

The first part highlighted that radical and incremental innovation build on two different innovation set-ups (exploration and exploitation, respect. In this final part, we illustrate that successful ambidexterity requires a well-managed hand-over from the explorative to the exploitative set-up. New research: ambidexterity well done is a key driver for innovation performance. Analyzing ambidexterity: the “extended innovation funnel” model.

Key Innovation Issues for 2016 and Beyond

Integrative Innovation

Hence, I gave it some thought, starting by revisting an earlier reflection: Beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. From my 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. Reinvention through business model innovation.

Learning User Innovation by teaching it

Open Innovation

This month I spend part of my innovation strategy class at UCI on user innovation. Thoughts in 2014 With more than 15 published papers (articles or chapters) about open innovation, I’m guessing many know me mostly for my OI work. Of these articles, two articles in 2009 and 2012 compare open and user innovation, the latter with Marcel Bogers (who did his diss at EPFL on UI). I wrote it with Frank Piller, one of Europe’s best known open innovation scholars.

Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Integrative Innovation

The corresponding integration of incremental and radical innovation can basically be achieved in different ways: Building ambidextrous and lean startup capabilities. Established organizations with larger size usually target at extending their core business by incementally innovating their existing business model. This focus, however, often hinders them to explore new businesses, to drive radical innvation and to respond to disruptive shifts in their environment.

Co-innovation: the concept, its benefits, and why you need to embrace it

hackerearth

Innovation is the key to gaining and sustaining competitive advantage, especially in today’s fast-paced, tech-fueled business ecosystem. Traditionally, many organizations used their own knowledge monopoly to innovate and deliver dominant technologies and products to the market. However, businesses soon understood that innovation cannot take place in a vacuum and it requires different points of view, diverse skill sets, and collaboration. What is co-innovation?

Why do innovation programs fail

hackerearth

It is the failure to innovate that led to its “demise.”. In other words, it is because sometimes innovation strategies fail to produce products/ services that the customers want. Which brings us to the question, “Why do innovation programs fail?”. Below are 6 reasons why innovation programs can fail. Leaving innovation to chance is more often a gamble where odds are not always in your favor. Take the following innovation management process for example.

Moving towards a new innovation service model

Paul Hobcraft

The realization that innovation goes way beyond product innovation is a massive hurdle for many of our existing organizations to overcome, certainly in what they are offering today as solutions. This is part two of an extended series on my thoughts on “ moving towards a new way of managing innovation ” that explores the potential for changing the management of innovation. The radical changes we see occurring all around us requires radical responses.

When innovation led to a reversal of fortunes

hackerearth

The term innovation has been much bandied about this decade. Although a hackneyed word especially in the world of education and business, “innovation” has much in its favor. Read WSJ ’s “Is a Peanut-Butter Pop-Tart an Innovation?” There are plenty of expert definitions of innovation out there. Companies are leaving no stone unturned in their attempts to drive innovation, be it radical, incremental, or breakthrough. It is a story of disruptive innovation.

3 Innovative Projects with Ideanote to Get '19 Started

Ideanote

What better way to start this new year than to put actions behind words on that innovative organization culture of yours? As an all-in-one innovation platform, Ideanote can be successfully used in a manner of different ways. Open innovation, idea management platform, employee motivation tool – the possibilities are, if not endless, then at least plenty. Happy innovating! Open innovation can be applied to different areas, with different goals and outcomes.

Organizing for Simultaneous Innovation Capability – key findings from +1,000 companies, republished from Drucker Forum 2016

Innovation 360 Group

A fter collecting and studying innovation data from over 1,000 companies in 62 countries, I’m often asked whether Small and Midsize Enterprises (SME) are more innovative and entrepreneurial than larger corporations. All companies have a conscious or unconscious strategy, leadership, culture, capabilities, and competencies they use to improve and innovate business internally (e.g. The SMEs, unlike the larger companies, are clearly stating that they are prioritizing innovation.

Organizing for Simultaneous Innovation Capability – key findings from +1,000 companies, republished from Drucker Forum 2016

Innovation 360

A fter collecting and studying innovation data from over 1,000 companies in 62 countries, I’m often asked whether Small and Midsize Enterprises (SME) are more innovative and entrepreneurial than larger corporations. All companies have a conscious or unconscious strategy, leadership, culture, capabilities, and competencies they use to improve and innovate business internally (e.g. The SMEs, unlike the larger companies, are clearly stating that they are prioritizing innovation.

Successfully Merging Theory and Practice in your Innovation Program

Qmarkets

Eric Gabas-Varini is the Partner and Co-Founder of Innovation Framework Technologies, a consulting firm which was founded in Paris, but has since established regional offices in the United States, South Korea & Japan, with a network of associate offices in Latin America and the Middle East. With a strong background in R&D, Eric now uses his expertise to help leading organizations deliver innovations across a range of industries and use cases.

Fostering Innovation with Technological Solutions – Part 1

Wazoku

What might the link be between Barcelona, fostering innovation with technological solutions and organisations looking to give the people what they want? This two-part series will explore the topic of a session I recently gave at a Design Thinking and Business Innovation Summit. The series opens by considering how organisations are using various technology solutions to tackle everything from continuous improvement through to grand challenges.

Successfully Merging Theory and Practice in your Innovation Program

Qmarkets

Eric Gabas-Varini is the Partner and Co-Founder of Innovation Framework Technologies, a consulting firm which was founded in Paris, but has since established regional offices in the United States, South Korea & Japan, with a network of associate offices in Latin America and the Middle East. With a strong background in R&D, Eric now uses his expertise to help leading organizations deliver innovations across a range of industries and use cases.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We need to open up our thinking about risk and innovation management. We should aim for a really healthy construct that does help all involved or associated with innovation and managing risk, that gives a better chance of pushing beyond the incremental innovation that avoids most risk and disappoints those seeking real growth. Part one focused on linking risk into an innovation strategy that needed to align to the corporate one.

Treating Innovation Risk Differently, Dealing with Uncertainty

Paul Hobcraft

We need to open up our thinking about risk and innovation management. We should aim for a really healthy construct that does help all involved or associated with innovation and managing risk that better chance of pushing beyond the incremental innovation that avoids most risk and disappoints those seeking real growth. Part one focused on linking risk into an innovation strategy that needed to align to the corporate one.