How to Sort and Score Innovation Ideas


A disciplined approach to evaluating innovation ideas is necessary. Companies have to move forward in an era of rapid technological change, and innovations are often the key to staying ahead of the competition by developing new products, processes, and business models. Evaluating the innovative ideas people put forward is necessary to ensure success, but it can be a big undertaking. Use an Evaluation Matrix to Identify Most Promising Innovations.

Innovation Department Best Practices: A Talk with Peter Berger


Peter Berger is the Director of Innovation for EmbraerX, a Silicon Valley innovation unit of Brazilian aerospace company Embraer. As an innovation director, Berger is working on projects that include the development of an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft to be used for short-distance air travel with the ease of hailing an Uber. Here’s what he had to say about what it takes to operate a successful innovation department.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

This white paper has been originally published to the SSRN: Spruijt, Jan, Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: Why Entrepreneurship Can Hardly Be Taught (May 17, 2017). The entrepreneur is an innovator and disturbs the economy (De Jong & Marsili, 2010; Schumpeter, 1934). Qualitative analysis shows that entrepreneurs actually use both logic at the same time, in contrast to the way larger organizations deal with innovation (in a more structured way). Introduction.