Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.” The role of innovation has a crucial one to play. What does this all mean for innovation? The big innovation needs of the Energy Transition.

Applying innovation thinking to Affordability versus Sustainability

Paul Hobcraft

So if you are voting for a continuance of affordability expecting an abundant world, then our innovation stays locked into incremental improvements to keep forcing the price down and demand up. Sustainable innovation needs to shift our thinking.

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China the story of innovation and disruption.

Paul Hobcraft

Much of the innovative disruptions seem so obvious; you wonder why we were not doing these before. Many of these are defined today as marketplaces, where innovation has pushed the boundaries and stretched thinking to combine aspects of multiple transactions into connected and seamless ones.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

We need to think about a choice-cascade integrative model for innovation. Often we fail to understand our role in contributing to innovation; we need a cascading effect. It is where we fit understanding and fresh knowledge within the innovation web. Visual source; [link].

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

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. So defining stories and narratives, you see the growing potential of having a good narrative for your innovation activities.

Technology, inspiration and connected innovation

Paul Hobcraft

I have been virtually attending the Siemens SPS Event this week taking technology, inspiration and connected innovation to a new level. You can’t fail to learn of several new concepts or innovations within this portfolio offered.

Setting the right innovation challenge

Paul Hobcraft

They rightly state it becomes an important aspect is to challenge the existing and find new innovative ways to solve decarbonization issues across many tough areas. Atos offers its first international student competition dedicated to technological innovation. Image Atos [link].

Fitness Landscape Dynamics for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation is not so easy, there are so many dependencies that you need to work through.The importance of recognizing innovation needs a systematic approach becomes clear when you begin to work through all the needs and issues to understand and translate. Fitness Landscape Dynamics.

Defining Innovation Capital

Paul Hobcraft

My definition of what makes up innovation capital: “Innovation capital is the sum of all that promotes the development and changes required for achieving innovation outcomes, within one organization or its broader networked environment, for marketplace advantage”.

Mapping Out Your Innovating Way Forward

Paul Hobcraft

Mapping any innovation journey can be complicated. There is a fairly detailed journey needed to be undertaken for mapping out your future direction of innovation. Let’s get straight into it, and the process and sequence needed within any innovation journey.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Leadership Alignment Work Mat for making Innovation fully connected.

Paul Hobcraft

It brings innovation together, a unifying point for the activity and momentum of innovation to become central to the core of the business, in its future investment and value impact. ’s and senior executives play a vital role in the success or failure of innovation.

The Accidental Innovation

Destination Innovation

Innovators are open-minded and quick to learn from failure. The post The Accidental Innovation appeared first on Destination Innovation. History of Innovation Innovation Examples & Lessons accidental innovation invention tebag thomas sullivan

East meets West in understanding Innovation Cultural Orientation

Paul Hobcraft

I recall I wrote one of my first posting entries for this site, entitled “ The Yin and Yang of Innovation ” ( [link] ) and talked about the ‘fluidness’ in innovation that makes it hard to manage. East and West- the different meeting points in understanding.

Connecting innovating value comes from Ecosystem thinking

Paul Hobcraft

The innovative design has become paramount to these new offerings. The need for radical innovation changes the present position. The chances for greater, more radical innovation to grow the business comes from exploring mutual opportunities to capture new economic value.

Energy technology needs more rapid innovation cycles

Paul Hobcraft

That is an awful lot of innovation to get us to a clean energy transition from where we are today. As anyone knows the more you explore innovation and what it is trying to resolve, the more complex it becomes. Accelerating Innovation through rapid innovation adoption cycles.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

Our innovation era: creative destruction or destructive creation- which?

Paul Hobcraft

I keep coming back to the dilemma often faced in innovation- do we practice “creative destruction” or “destructive creation? The shift has emphasized the role of destruction rather than creation in driving innovation activity.

Human-centred innovation in a digital world.

Paul Hobcraft

Having people at the centre of designs enables more intelligent, rapid and lasting innovation. Applying human-centred innovation. Siemens provided a three-day event showcasing their hardware and software solutions and many other technology innovations.

The Cascading Innovation Effect.

Paul Hobcraft

We need to think about a choice-cascade integrative model for innovation. Often we fail to understand our role in contributing to innovation; we need a cascading effect. It is where we fit understanding and fresh knowledge within the innovation web. Visual source; [link].

I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

This needs a focused innovation specialist or a systematic approach to building those innovating capabilities and capacities. Innovation is made up of many enabling technologies that support energy. to leverage all that innovation offers the energy transition.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

Idea to Value

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted. What makes an organization innovative? So, what is it exactly that makes an organization innovative and agile?

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Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress

Paul Hobcraft

Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress. Today’s challenge for me is not only to be building the innovation capacity but also to be establishing clear ways on how we should set about sustaining it. Building a sustainable competitive advantage.

My multipliers for innovation at the Front End of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

Following my last post, “ I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy “, I want to outline why I am focusing increasingly on this front end of the energy transition (FEE) within my innovation work.

China the story of innovation and disruption.

Paul Hobcraft

Much of the innovative disruptions seem so obvious; you wonder why we were not doing these before. Many of these are defined today as marketplaces, where innovation has pushed the boundaries and stretched thinking to combine aspects of multiple transactions into connected and seamless ones.

6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program

Whether you’re just getting started or have an established innovation program, how do you ensure it delivers on its goals on an ongoing basis? Download this ebook to learn the 6 essential building blocks of a great innovation program, from winning a sponsorship to choosing the right software.

Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.” The role of innovation has a crucial one to play. What does this all mean for innovation? The big innovation needs of the Energy Transition.

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Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.” The role of innovation has a crucial one to play. What does this all mean for innovation? The big innovation needs of the Energy Transition.

Report 130

Applying innovation thinking to Affordability versus Sustainability

Paul Hobcraft

So if you are voting for a continuance of affordability expecting an abundant world, then our innovation stays locked into incremental improvements to keep forcing the price down and demand up. Sustainable innovation needs to shift our thinking.

The essential five sense-making steps in any innovative transition

Paul Hobcraft

These are essential steps in any transformation work, in any innovation undertaken to take discovery through to commercialisation. Applying the innovation lense to the energy transition requires a significant need for innovation in all it does to undertake the transformation needed.

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

One great visual paints a thousand innovating words

Paul Hobcraft

This visual I came across some years back, and for me , is outstanding in providing the feedback loops that go into developing the right innovation vision. To get to a definitive endpoint of having an innovation vision, you are faced with some complex challenges.

Whitepaper: Stimulating and Measuring Open and Cross Innovation 

InnovationManagement

The post Whitepaper: Stimulating and Measuring Open and Cross Innovation appeared first on InnovationManagement.

The 6 core skills every innovator needs

Idea to Value

In order to succeed as a professional innovation manager, you need a variety of skills. From being able to manage bureaucracy to coming up with ideas in the first place, here are the 6 Most Important skills you need to be an effective innovator: 1. Innovation requires working as a team.

Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress

Paul Hobcraft

Sustainability is central to innovation’s future progress. Today’s challenge for me is not only to be building the innovation capacity but also to be establishing clear ways on how we should set about sustaining it. Building a sustainable competitive advantage.

Mixpanel's Guide to Product Metrics

Whether you build or market products, tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovation. Use this guide to help you decide what metrics are most important for your product and business.

Our innovation era: creative destruction or destructive creation- which?

Paul Hobcraft

I keep coming back to the dilemma often faced in innovation- do we practice “creative destruction” or “destructive creation? The shift has emphasized the role of destruction rather than creation in driving innovation activity.

Going beyond the 5 bold steps offered to Reimagine the American Innovation Agenda

Paul Hobcraft

I have been reading a report written by Stephen J Ezell of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) along with a guru of innovation, John Kao, of ILSi on their concerns that something is amiss with the U.S. innovation system.

Innovation Teams Do Not Innovate

Innovation Excellence

In our first blog in this series of three blogs, we reinforced and validated the importance and role of collaboration.

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Organizations suffer constantly from unhealthy Innovation tension

Paul Hobcraft

How often do you feel the tensions surrounding innovation? A tough part of managing within larger organizations is in reducing the layers and competing forces, the underlying tensions that innovation (uncertainty) brings out? Innovation gets caught up in this.

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.