Effective Co-Creation - A Guide to Open Innovation Programs
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Open Innovation is a challenging task for any company. Innovation ProgramsYet it yields great opportunities, and in this new world of digital transformation and rapid change in traditional markets, it's an approach CINOs have to consider.
What Do the Best Innovation Programs Have in Common?
MARCH 19, 2017
An in-house innovation program is becoming a common fixture in the most competitive organizations. However, in a recessed economy, these research & development programs can sometimes get eliminated, because they struggle to prove or articulate value. Strategies communications crowdsourcing engagement failure innovation metrics moderation Success
The Five Pillars of Trust for Innovation Programs
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
We all know that innovation management is hard work. Yet somehow, for some innovation professionals the challenge is harder than for others. Innovation managers are often the “lone wolf” in their company, especially when they are just getting started. If you’re one of the lone wolfs, here’s some guidance on how to get started when you set out to make innovation management work at your company. Best Practice Innovation Education Jobs to be Done Innovation Strategy
Successfully Merging Theory and Practice in your Innovation Program
APRIL 24, 2017
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.
Models, Strategies and Tactics for Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration Outside the Organization
Speaker: Paul Campbell, VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric
We are excited to have Paul Campbell, an expert in corporate entrepreneurship with tenure at industry-leading companies, covering some of the strategies and tactics he has repeatedly used to transform corporate innovation programs.
4 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Innovation Program
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
You’ve done the groundwork for creating a successful innovation program. You’ve learned what mistakes to avoid , and even moved forward with adopting innovation management software like Spigit to enable innovation in a way that’s valuable and repeatable.
What if your Innovation Program Really is Rocket Science?
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Lou Killiefer, Innovation Excellence Editor at large had this recent “Innovation Conversation” with Ken Savin, Ph.D., Advisor, Innovation and Development, Eli Lilly and Company, and Cynthia Bouthot, Director of Commercial Innovation, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space.
Can Small Teams Run Innovation Programs?
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
Most discussions about “innovation,” including those here on our blog , focus on one of three kinds of innovation: the abstract notion of creativity-driven progress and improvement, the specific activity by an individual of introducing that progress, and the need to institutionalize the same progress as an element of corporate culture and process on an enterprise scale. We generally call that last kind an “innovation program.” Innovation Innovation Program
Unfuzzying the Front End of Innovation. An interview with Liberty Global's Spark Team
JANUARY 17, 2017
Roel de Vries and Sarah Kelly are the innovation managers for Liberty Global’s innovation program, Spark. In May 2017, they’ll be presenting at the HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn. Innovation Programs
6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program
The practice of innovation has come a long way, and for good reason. In response, even the largest, most established firms have prioritized creating a culture of innovation in order to thrive in the coming. is the world’s largest provider of innovation management solutions.
Grow Like Flo in 2016: Taking the Lead from Progressive’s Crowdsourced Innovation Program
JANUARY 6, 2016
Here are a few things the team at Progressive is really, really good at: (1) creating one of the most iconic brand mascots to ever hit the insurance scene; (2) leading the charge in industry breakthroughs, like data-driven driving services; (3) developing awesome new products, services, and processes with crowdsourced innovation. This year, enterprise leaders can learn a great deal from the insurance giant about crowdsourcing innovation successfully.
6 Steps to Getting Executive Buy-In for a Crowdsourced Innovation Program
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Engaging the “crowd” at scale in your innovation initiative has been proven to fundamentally transform companies. The advantages of crowdsourced innovation can’t be ignored. But what’s the secret to creating and sustaining a successful innovation program?
The Single Most Important KPI for Building Innovation Muscle
AUGUST 28, 2016
The best literature on innovation all points to the same thing: innovation is highly uncertain, and therefore the best approach is to experiment and prototype, iterating until you find the right product/market fit, and conduct this iteration with the diligence of the scientific method.
Babak Forutanpour on how to start a grass roots innovation program in a big company
DECEMBER 29, 2015
How do you start a grassroots innovation program within your company? On this episode of the Big Bang Podcast we interview Babak Forutanpour, Founder of Qualcomm’s FLUX employee-run open innovation program and creator of @ TheAryaBall.
Innovation Management Day 1: How to Launch Your Program
JANUARY 24, 2017
In the above webinar, HYPE's Colin Nelson looks at how companies launch their innovation programs, and the key considerations to have in mind. Firstly, why do organizations implement innovation programs? Innovation Programs Best Practice
The State of Crowdsourced Innovation in 2016: Multi-Industry Benchmark Study.
INNOVATION A Multi-Industry Benchmark Study 2016 STATE OF. INNOVATION CONTENTS THEME 2: [EXECUTIVE SPONSORSHIP] THEME 3: [EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT] THEME 4: [IMPLEMENTING IDEAS] THEME 5: [MEASURING IMPACT] THEME 1: [INNOVATION] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CONCLUSION METHODOLOGY +. program.
How to turn around a failing program
NOVEMBER 5, 2016
Not all enterprise innovation programs go well - sometimes they crash and burn, and sometimes they slowly degrade until they fall off the radar. Innovation Programs
Death by Spreadsheet: Avoiding Innovation Program Failure
JULY 6, 2015
Recently we had a customer come to us for help with running a strategic nationwide innovation campaign. Better connected employees is definitely essential to any successful innovation program, but idea submission isn’t just a function of having software to connect people. Idea submission in an innovation program—and participation in general—hinges on the existence of a feedback loop that helps employees understand what happens to their ideas and why.
Innovation Needs a Home
NOVEMBER 12, 2016
Innovation Needs a Home An innovation program needs a home. While occasionally this works, I have found if the innovation program is placed inside the business unit, typically it results in improvements vs. innovation. Innovation based in the individual.
Ten Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker
MARCH 27, 2017
Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized. We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including: 1.
The Buyer's Guide to Innovation Management Software
TO INNOVATION. MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS THE BUYER’S GUIDE TO INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS 2 1 2016 Gartner CIO Agenda Report 2 The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Management Solutions, Q2 2016 In less than a decade, innovation. says that crowdsourcing innovation is.
4 Things to Think About When Creating Your Innovation Roadmap
JANUARY 9, 2017
People discuss financial goals, sustainability goals, profitability targets, customer success metrics, and more, but there are also numerous research & development teams out there who are coordinating their annual innovation strategy who struggle in their process to create a cohesive innovation strategy. Life Cycle Processes challenge change management evaluate goals innovation planning innovation process innovation program processes roadblocks roadmap workflow
Measuring Your Innovation Maturity
APRIL 27, 2017
Introduction When it comes to innovation, no two companies are likely to be pursuing innovation in the same way, and they are also likely to be at different stages of innovation maturity.
How to design your own innovation accelerator: a checklist
Board of Innovation
OCTOBER 1, 2015
I decided to write a post to give you some insights on how we designed our latest accelerator program and what we learned from it. We recently finished an exciting dragons’ den of an innovation accelerator program for Owens-Illinois (O-I).
Uncovering the Hopes and Fears of the Innovation Manager
OCTOBER 16, 2015
I have just returned from the most recent HYPE Regional Innovation Managers Forum hosted by Fujitsu Services in the beautiful City of London and my head is still abuzz with what I’ve seen & heard. Innovation Programs Customer Insights The Innovation Manager
Three Hurdles to Sustainable Innovation
MARCH 14, 2017
Most people agree on the importance of sustainability in innovation, so why is it difficult to deliver? In this article, we’ll explore three hurdles to sustainable innovation: it’s often not considered by innovators themselves as they plan their projects; sustainability is not framed as an exciting and imaginative opportunity; and that sustainable innovation may not fit into a company’s ongoing processes.
Hackathons – 3 tips for getting started quickly
JUNE 19, 2015
Now, corporations are lining up to use them as a means of developing ideas and driving engagement around innovation programs. In fact, several audience members from our recent 8 programs of engagement webinar expressed hesitation about hackathons.
How Babak Forutanpour Teaches Problem-Solving
MARCH 10, 2016
How can you grow consumer-focused skill sets and principles in a company that historically has relied on its technological capabilities to innovate?
Capgemini Report on Innovation Centers: Top 5 Takeaways
AUGUST 4, 2015
Innovation has never been as misunderstood, challenging, expensive, or transformative as it is today. Here are our top 5 takeaways on innovation centers from a recent report released by Capgemini. Innovation Labs Can Inspire New Ideas.
Inventors are Not Created Equal
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
How to Recognize and Grow Different Types of Inventors Innovators are often difficult to recognize. Innovation Leadership Psychology Strategy innovation program Inventors Management team
SCERL: The Ultimate Innovation Management Cheat Sheet
AUGUST 10, 2015
What of the innovation management practitioner? Can a checklist or memory jogger save their program? The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Innovation Management. The innovation practitioner scores each factor a 2, 1, or 0. Potential of ideas/ innovations vetted/ tested.
3 Open Innovation Reports You Need to Read Right Now
OCTOBER 21, 2015
In the open innovation space, one regularly leads to the other. Companies Leverage Open Innovation Better than China. Global competition is the driving force behind business innovation, whether between companies vying for market share, or countries fighting for economic prowess.
Stay Curious: Innovation Is about Questions, Not Answers
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Organizations that want to be innovative invariably want to be so that they can generate solutions to challenges and invent new things, and while these ends are 100% worth seeking, achieving them means embracing a process that may feel unintuitive to a lot of people: asking questions without knowing the answers. When something works, companies often stick to it beyond the initial conditions in which the thing appeared to work, which is definitionally the exact opposite of being innovative.
The 8 Characteristics of a Strong Innovation Program
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Innovation is the hallmark of a company that grows, prospers, and makes its mark on both the industry and the world. Though innovation is often attributed to a single idea, there are actually a number of characteristics that help contribute to an environment of innovation.
Organize to Prioritize Innovation
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
When an organization decides to invest resources, time, and energy in an innovation program, management is making a calculated bet about their teams' ability to identify and solve problems to grow the business—but there's not always a concrete purpose or hurdle against which the innovation program is supposed to act. How can an innovation program find its purpose? Innovation program, day 1: “What are the biggest problems facing our business?”
9 Surefire Ways to Kill Innovation (That You Aren’t Thinking About)
OCTOBER 29, 2015
But bad business habits can throw a major wrench in innovation before it even has a chance to get off the ground. Here are 10 things you might be doing without thinking that are killing your innovation efforts right now.
Successful Innovation Means Finding Time to Make Decisions
OCTOBER 26, 2015
In the comments on Kindling’s blog post “ When Does Creativity Become Innovation? many members of some of our favorite LinkedIn innovation groups echoed the same sentiment: “Anybody can have ideas, but managing them effectively—that’s where innovation happens.”. Creativity is coming up with multiple ideas to solve an issue, whereas Innovation is the one which becomes a commercially viable [idea] of value”. Innovation is making that idea useful or taking it to market.”.
The Language of Crowdsourcing: 5 Questions to Ask
OCTOBER 12, 2015
Crowdsourcing innovation works best when the crowd knows exactly what issue they’re trying to address. “We want top-line growth and to protect our bottom-line, and I need your ideas on how to make that happen!”.
When Does Creativity Become Innovation?
OCTOBER 14, 2015
Innovation requires creativity, but creativity on its own isn’t enough to move a company forward. To be truly innovative, we need to harness and structure the creativity that we already have. A creative idea that doesn’t get off the ground—or out of someone’s head—is not an innovation. If creativity is about having ideas, innovation is more about having valuable ideas. Innovative ideas are ideas that have an impact. Innovation Innovation Program
Incentivizing Innovation: Should I Offer Rewards for Good Ideas?
JULY 22, 2015
Convincing your employees to submit ideas to an innovation program is a challenge we’ve written about extensively , but we usually discuss the problem in terms of preventing loss of engagement. That’s probably a consequence of our perspective—we're always thinking about innovation and understand that the value it adds for organizations is essential, rather than optional, so we often offer advice to keep participants from losing interest in submitting ideas.