The Energy Transition Needs A Structured Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

We have to get to a net-zero emissions energy system as quickly as we can. For that, we require ingenuity in our abilities to break through present seemingly difficult barriers in technologies, and this calls for breakthrough innovation. The importance of innovation is across the board.

Four Ways to Refine Your Innovation Process

IdeaScale

Listening is key to innovation. Just like innovation itself, an innovation program is constantly being shaped by the environment around it over time. A good innovation program absorbs new information and ideas constantly. Your innovation process will likely touch an enormous range of stakeholders, from internal departments to your biggest clients. If, for example, a department feels it needs more of a voice in the process, you can ensure it gets one.

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Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

Paul Hobcraft

Often our innovation activities face the same dilemma. Innovation needs time, it needs evolution and resolution but also speeding up. The need for innovation results has sped up considerably. The belief that lean management principles will get the innovation out of the door quicker, has been one of those management adoptions that often trick us into believing we are achieving more than we actually are. Designing the complete rapid innovation application process.

Extending innovations value- appreciating the whole system.

Paul Hobcraft

Well, I had a reflective moment on some points I consider within innovation that need re-emphasizing. So my reflective points were these as we always should consider the whole connected system of innovation. Extending innovations value – appreciating the whole system. For me, innovation needs to be treated more like a complete interlinked value chain. We must step back and see the whole value chain system for innovation.

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Measuring Innovation Performance

Measuring innovation performance Our innovation campaigns prove that there is a way to. measure innovation performance. Innovation-active ?rms Along with balancing the innovation. aside as innovation spend. Innovation is di?cult innovation.

A New Integrated Innovation Engagement System

Paul Hobcraft

I have written extensively, certainly over the past eighteen months, about our need to take innovation into a new era, designed for today and tomorrow’s “fit for purpose” Below you will see my view of how I see this sketched out, as my suggested concept outline. We have this compelling need to have a new cycle of innovation design. I wrote a piece “ Jumping to a fresh cycle of innovation design ” that stated much of what I saw as any design intent.

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Be the Architect: Designing an Integrated Innovation System

IdeaScale

In a turbulent marketplace, when complexity can add even more confusion, it is important to have a simple and straightforward innovation system. Shared and easy-to-use innovation practices and tools can enable everyone in a company to work together to develop ideas that deliver compelling customer value. The Value of an Integrated Innovation System . Select and fund the best : To understand the process for competing for approval and funding.

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Mapping innovation process aspects

Innovation 360

In a world of hyper competition, innovation is imperative to gain competitive advantage. The process of successfully implementing innovation has to begin in the organisations strategy, culture, people, systems, processes, competitive landscape and its external key drivers. When setting up an innovation initiative and the first process the organisation make decisions on governance, speed and flexibility of potential future innovations.

Innovation Funnel Management System: The Secret Tool to Drive Innovative Product Development in Your Business

Leapfrogging

The innovation session had been going on for most of 2 days, yet the participants didn’t look tired. Enter the Innovation Funnel Management Process, one of my favorite tools to help manage business process innovation. The Innovation Funnel Management Process ?requires

Mapping innovation process aspects

Innovation 360 Group

In a world of hyper competition, innovation is imperative to gain competitive advantage. The process of successfully implementing innovation has to begin in the organisations strategy, culture, people, systems, processes, competitive landscape and its external key drivers. When setting up an innovation initiative and the first process the organisation make decisions on governance, speed and flexibility of potential future innovations.

Innovation System Thinking on a Sunday! What, no roast or glass of wine? Later.

Paul Hobcraft

Mine is usually a mix of exploring and researching around innovation in the morning, a couple of hours at the gym, a walk to finish off and then a mixture of enjoying a nice home-cooked meal and a relaxing evening. What started me on a given innovation “tack”was for a long time I have seen an awful lot of opinions, solutions, concepts that have been breaking down innovation into its many parts. Then I went into System Thinking. System imbalance?

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The innovation value lies within the new system

Paul Hobcraft

As many of our business organizations seek to optimize their processes across the company, they are constantly reaching more outside to gain growing partnerships and greater innovation interactions. They are looking to complement and reinforce existing capabilities through more open innovation thinking and approaches. Building new innovative collaborations. The evolving innovation lab. The new innovation era. Core capabilities have upsides and downsides.

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National Innovation Systems, Blockchains, and Accelerating Change

InnovationLabs

Anticipating the Future Business Model Innovation Design Thinking Innovation Innovation Process Strategy and Innovation blockchain Foresight and Extreme Creativity innovation system national innovation system The Agile Innovation Master PlanOne of the topics we’ve been thinking about a lot lately is how the next generation of technological change is now starting to generate what’s likely to be a very large wave.

The Art Of Innovation | 10 Things To Learn From Guy Kawasaki

InnovationManagement

The agenda of our first management meeting in 2021 was ‘How can we innovate to thrive this year?’ The post The Art Of Innovation | 10 Things To Learn From Guy Kawasaki appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Building ROI and data into your innovation process

Innovation in Practice

Delivery via drones, real-time data insight into your operations, transformation of your business models— what will 2016 bring for your innovation practice? For innovators working within the confines of large enterprises, the possibilities for transformation, especially with mobile and digital products, are endless. Many innovators take on a project without a plan to measure and revise the return on investment projection (and course-correct) as the product evolves.

Moneyball for Innovation Part 2 (Innovation Process): A New Set of Metrics for Measuring Real Innovation

The Vault

In Part One , we recently talked about the need for an Innovation Measurement system and how it might be developed. Part Two outlines the Innovation Process part of the system, which describes the “necessary but not sufficient” things that you need to do in order to innovate. Innovation Measurement System: How to Track Innovation Process. Innovation Process. Innovation Process.

The Ultimate Guide to Building an Internal Innovation Coaching System

Moves the Needle

At the heart of this transformation mindset is Lean Innovation. And when you think of innovation transformation, there are many pieces that need to come together. You have your leaders who have identified the need for change and have set the overarching strategy that guides the transformation, and you have your practitioners who are being educated in new ways of thinking and who are actively learning and applying Lean Innovation techniques.

Five Things You Should Measure about Your Innovation System

The Inovo Group

Innovation measurement is difficult because the future is inherently uncertain. To address this inherent uncertainty, it is useful to have a framework and model of the innovation system which defines the structural and operational components of the system as well as operational outcomes. The task of developing good innovation metrics [1] is complicated. What emerged were the following five categories of innovation measurement.

The New Innovation Value Chain Perhaps?

Paul Hobcraft

For a long time I have become increasingly dissatisfied with the way we have managed or even depicted the innovation value chain. There has been such a considerable change taking place in many of the parts of innovation management, I think we need to replace the existing fuzzy front end, the pipeline and portfolio stage followed by execution with something far more reflective of what we think and deploy today. The New Innovation Value Chain Components.

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Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

A story has limited value; for me, it is the more powerful narrative that drives innovation, inspiring and gaining identification in multiple ways. In contrast, a narrative is a system of stories that links values and events to establish a broader and often new cultural meaning.

Innovation needs the power of completing the 4th Industrial Revolution

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pace. The prospect of new innovation potential will eventually work through into the world of Industry 4.0 Innovation is ready for those accelerating and being fully committed to their 4IR journey.

Implement an Innovation Management System in 90 days

Innovation 360 Group

Wanting to add strategy and structure to your innovation initiative without killing it with administration? HBR published an interesting article a year ago ([link] describing an innovation governance system that go hand in hand with our experience at Innovation 360 group. In the article Innosight describes a concept called the Minimum Viable Innovation System (MVIS). We use this to plot the Innovation Footprint (the overall DNA of your organisation).

Implement an Innovation Management System in 90 days

Innovation 360

Wanting to add strategy and structure to your innovation initiative without killing it with administration? HBR published an interesting article a year ago ([link] describing an innovation governance system that go hand in hand with our experience at Innovation 360 group. In the article Innosight describes a concept called the Minimum Viable Innovation System (MVIS). We use this to plot the Innovation Footprint (the overall DNA of your organisation).

Reinnovation of the Major Automotive Players Through Eco Systems, Openness and Platform Design

Innovation 360 Group

CES 2017 gives eco systems, openness and platform thinking a new face. Alongside new household gadgets and personal devices, car makers are getting in on the CES action with advances in autonomous driving, new infotainment systems and promoting novel ways of interacting with the world around you from the driver’s seat. is the average answer for R&D cost control for radical innovators and 3.07

Taking Final Ideas to Market is the Hardest Part

Paul Hobcraft

Here in Europe, it is often suggested that “Europe is the cradle of creativity”, perhaps but I think the United States is “the crucible of innovation”, it forges ideas and takes them to market far better. The back-end of innovation, executing, is the rugged part.

Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas

Qmarkets

Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. Submission Arguably the submission phase is the most important step of the process.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part One

Paul Hobcraft

It quickly became simply sold as a process, just like Six Sigma, it became limited by those jumping on the latest concept not being true design thinkers, apart from attending a short course or two. Organizations have come up against this growing recognition that there is no one “plug and play” system for design thinking. It suddenly gets broken down so it can be repeatable, a step-by-step process. Let me summarize where we are today in design thinking.

Dealing with the innovation legacy lying within your business.

Paul Hobcraft

I know the feeling, there has been such a considerable investment that has gone into previous innovation processes to get them established but much of this is actually out of date, it has become today a real ‘legacy’ issue but there is, of course, a real reluctance to challenge it. Often this reluctance to dispose of these old systems, processes and inadequate frameworks is holding innovation back.

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Reinnovation of the Major Automotive Players Through Eco Systems, Openness and Platform Design

Innovation 360

CES 2017 gives eco systems, openness and platform thinking a new face. Alongside new household gadgets and personal devices, car makers are getting in on the CES action with advances in autonomous driving, new infotainment systems and promoting novel ways of interacting with the world around you from the driver’s seat. is the average answer for R&D cost control for radical innovators and 3.07

Business Idea Validation: A Story About Adobe Spark

Strategyzer

In this blog post, we will use the real life case study of Adobe Spark, named one of their “best apps of the year” by Apple to demonstrate how a team sequenced their experiments to systemically de-risk their idea to move to a validated business case. Innovation Process: Testing Business Idea

Dealing with the innovation legacy lying within your business.

Paul Hobcraft

I know the feeling, there has been such a considerable investment that has gone into previous innovation processes to get them established but much of this is actually out of date, it has become today a real ‘legacy’ issue but there is, of course, a real reluctance to challenge it. Often this reluctance to dispose of these old systems, processes and inadequate frameworks is holding innovation back.

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The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part two

Paul Hobcraft

So part two of my reflective summary: Design thinking becomes the best friend to innovation, strategically and tactically. When DT is applied to business or social issues it is by making creativity logical, you have its power of contribution, it can transform our innovative solutions. Design thinking as something far too prescribed ‘dulls’ the process. All this adds up to a creative process. Creativity is one of the key essences contributing to innovation.

Dual Innovation at a Glance

Integrative Innovation

The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

For me, it is the more powerful narrative that drives innovation, inspiring and gaining identification in multiple ways. In contrast, a narrative is a system of stories that links values and events to establish a broader and often new cultural meaning.

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Transform Your Organization with Process Innovation

IdeaScale

Process innovation is perhaps the “classic” form of innovation. Finding a better way of accomplishing necessary business tasks is low-risk, can lead to other types of innovations, and helps companies maintain and sharpen their competitive edge. Processes must evolve with changes in markets and technologies. Process innovation ensures that it does so effectively. Ideally, process innovation should be built into the company DNA.

Reflecting on our innovation practices

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation has been rapidly changing and much of its basics have been swallowed up by some newly defining frameworks that have raced up to the top of the innovation agenda. It is right that we all respond to these but we often forget much of the rest of what innovation needs to be built upon. We fail to constantly review and re-engineer the innovation process and tend to layer more upon it, without a consistent reassessing what we are trying to achieve.

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The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

For me, it is the more powerful narrative that drives innovation, inspiring and gaining identification in multiple ways. In contrast, a narrative is a system of stories that links values and events to establish a broader and often new cultural meaning.

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Checking for the global pulse of innovation

Paul Hobcraft

As a report, the 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII) is a whopper, at 450 pages, although 50% of this is detailed economic profiles and data tables for each country within the index. When you are caught up in generating innovation within a business these sorts of reports can often pass you by as not so relevant to your everyday job of innovation. Yet the innovation message is for us all. The interest in innovation is getting wider appreciation and attention.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

After a fairly detailed exploratory working through crowdsourcing in this mini-series, I wanted to offer my ‘take’, to help our thinking though in formulating clearer positions in this, to see its increasing value as contributing into an innovation management system. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system.

The Growing Value in that Crowd- Encourage it Out.

Paul Hobcraft

After a fairly detailed exploratory working through crowdsourcing in this mini-series, I wanted to offer my ‘take’, to help our thinking though in formulating clearer positions in this, to see its increasing value as contributing into an innovation management system. Crowdsourcing does offer increasing value as a contributor into our innovation management system.

Transformation and innovation: There is no quick fix: Part 1

The Future Shapers

Managing innovation and transformation is hard. In the first part of this two piece series on transformation and innovation, Ron Immink considers 2 formulas, 8 books, at least 25 questions and lots of lessons. And thus the innovator’s clock accelerates.