Recognizing an innovation need

Paul Hobcraft

Increasingly I am noticing that Organizations are facing the increasing dilemma of how to organize and manage within their present systems and structures their innovation activities. Innovation is becoming far too complex for the innovation process installed within the (one) organization.

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Facilitating the Innovation Ecosystem Design

Paul Hobcraft

I have a group of Ecosystem Mind maps but I thought I’d share this one here to trigger further the thinking that needs to go into building an Innovation Ecosystem. The key for me in the map shown below is to view considerations differently when you are thinking innovation ecosystems.

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Valuing digitization alongside innovation

Paul Hobcraft

We are seeing a very distinctive advantage in embracing digitalization into innovation. The potential of combining digitalization and innovation insights offers significantly more potential for sustaining growth and building a greater connection into the needs of our customers.

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. Yet the innovation message is for us all. The organization of innovation is for all.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Your Future Lies in Occupying the Innovation Job and Using the Skills it Provides

Paul Hobcraft

Here is where innovators are going to be well-positioned. Working within the innovation space will be one of the best launching pads for being more comfortable for the future of work. The Big Takeaway for me is the positioning of working in the Innovation Space.

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All things considered for Innovation Thinking

Paul Hobcraft

When we are designing innovation for the future, the search is even more centered around strategically connected value creation. It provides the innovation marching orders. Design Thinking is increasing its role in innovation thinking. Source: Rikke Dam and Teo Yin Siang.

Innovation Capital Lies Within Organizational Learning

Paul Hobcraft

We need to know how to unlock the real value of innovation both personally and within the organization, we work for. If we do not fully understand where the innovation capital comes from, how new capital and stock can be provided, innovation will remain tentative, always stuttering along.

Building the Coordinates into your Innovation World

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation can be fairly complex in what needs to be pulled together, as often it ‘flies’ in contradiction to the normal organization’s ways and wishes, especially the emphasis on working in structured, efficient and productive ways.

I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow. That now seems like ages ago, and a lot has changed in how we manage innovation since then.

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Driving Collaboration to Sustainable Innovation

Speaker: Wayne Kurtzman, Research Director, Social and Collaboration, IDC

The Need for Digital Innovation Platforms

Paul Hobcraft

I want to offer some thoughts that need us all involved in innovation to think about as we finish out 2018. If you are frustrated with your current innovation process then read on. Can we manage innovation the way many still are? Do the PLM providers hold the innovation key?

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Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

Paul Hobcraft

For me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk. Innovation is held back so often because the quantification of risk cannot fit into an organization’s current assessment and measurements of risk. Innovation risk leaves many executives very uncomfortable.

Facing The Innovators Salmon Run

Paul Hobcraft

This set me thinking about the innovator within a company. They face the same “salmon run” or gauntlet when they try to bring to life a new innovation. This is my equivalent of an innovation salmon run. The antibodies that lie in weight for the innovator.

Best Innovation Books to Read in 2019

Rocketspace

One thing noticeable amongst corporate innovation leaders is that they are constantly reading and discussing new concepts, models, and ideas.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming book, Mapping Innovation, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. In this session, you will learn: The 6 steps you can use to build an innovation playbook that works for your organization.

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

Paul Hobcraft

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. Innovation as a dedicated activity still sits uncomfortably within many organizations.

3 questions to help you decide if you should invest in an innovation management software

Exago

If you are involved in managing innovation for your organisation and you have been set with the task to make this decision, the first question you should ask yourself is: “Do we really need an innovation management software?”.

Nesta’s Landscape of Innovation Approaches

Paul Hobcraft

Different reasons, different focus areas partly although innovation keeps us together, well me checking in on them, I’m not so sure it is the same their end. Nesta is an innovation foundation. They state: “For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality. Just go and explore these, they are such a storehouse of innovation approaches. It is how we should be thinking about undertaking innovation. You sometimes need to kick yourself.

Building the Single Innovation Digital Platform Environment

Paul Hobcraft

Throughout the past couple of years, I have been constantly arguing about the need to put innovation management on a digital platform. What if you could manage your innovation in the ways shown in this diagram? Innovation today requires, no demands more connectivity.

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A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

In this session, we’ll examine the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? In this session, you will learn: How to link innovation, especially open innovation, to corporate goals and strategies.

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating.

Paul Hobcraft

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating and can this be changed? You can follow their work over on innovation-3, where they help companies to set the Scaling-Up of a fully validated innovation concept up for success. The shedding of legacy can equally liberate innovation.

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The Innovation Journey Map

Destination Innovation

The Innovation Journey Map (IJM) is a similar concept showing the journey that an innovation takes from initial conception through to final implementation. The IJM would typically include: A flowchart or diagrammatic representation of the journey which the innovation takes.

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. Designing the complete rapid innovation application process.

Why San Francisco Remains The Top Innovation Hub

Rocketspace

The San Francisco and San Jose metropolitan areas have formed what we know as Silicon Valley, the world’s premier hub for innovation and startups galore spanning computer vision to food innovation.

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6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

Chapter 1 So You Want to Be a Disruptive Innovator? Chapter 3 Be Intentional with Your Innovation Intent.25 Chapter 8 assess Your Innovation Culture.97 discussions haven’t explicitly linked culture directly to innovation and business. innovation in other companies.

The 6 Don'ts of Corporate Innovation

Rocketspace

One of the biggest challenges I hear from corporate innovators is getting internal buy-in from executive leadership for the projects they envision. This is, by far, the most mentioned barrier faced by innovation directors, managers, and analysts.

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Paul Hobcraft

Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. Others looking at the innovation progress keep demanding tangible evidence and quantifiable guarantees that the outcome provides clear returns. Much of the innovation discovery journey is a disappointing one.

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Eight Reasons why Innovation beats Efficiency

Destination Innovation

But it is also important to prioritise innovation – finding new products and services and new ways to do things. The trouble is that if you focus too hard on efficiency then you can easily neglect innovation. Also innovation involves trying things that don’t work.

A really worthwhile report on Innovation not to be missed from Innovation Leader.

Paul Hobcraft

The report provides insights from 270 innovation, R&D and strategy executives and considerable work on structuring the conclusions in highly thoughtful and valuable ways to the reader. Creating Strategic Alignment, 2.Funding Innovation, 3 Delivering Impact and 4 Moving forward.

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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 why connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization will accelerate innovation - and the three keys to success: open mindset, fast-flow communications, and accelerated decision-making.

Can We Have One of These? A Product Innovation Platform

Paul Hobcraft

I have argued we do need to change the way we undertake innovation and its development. I am really frustrated by the legacy we have in our processes, systems and the ways we approach innovation, and its development lifecycle. A truly open innovation platform.

Defending Europe, including the Brits, on innovation

Paul Hobcraft

What are Europeans loss is the UK’s gain, in being unshackled from others, not just lagging behind in digital technology and innovation but actually blocking it for the “collective union” Europe offers incredible history, the same as Asia.

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Ring Fencing Constrains Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

It is the very act of ‘ring-fencing’ we have constrained innovation. Innovation remains separate for the clear majority of our companies even today as it is full of unknowns and question marks. Top executives just do not like the sound of this, so they seek to ring-fence innovation.

Innovation Strategies from 6 Leading Innovation Firms

Rocketspace

You may remember our blog post from a few months back where we identified the top firms driving innovation. corporate innovation strategy innovation ecosystem internal and external innovation innovation consultant

6 Ways to Create a Successful Innovation Program