Publishing in a Research Policy special issue

Open Innovation

Research Policy remains the top journal in innovation studies, and the only one in the FT 50 list. On Friday, both Ammon and I (based mainly on my 2014 experience) talked about publishing in Research Policy. Ammon Salter: “Introduction to Research Policy” Ammon started with a review of RP and its impact (probably redundant for a virtual room full of scholars who are eager to publish in RP). ecosystem special issue ecosystems Research Policy

Witnessing the future of innovation policy


Participating in the first week of the Indian iteration of the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator. So I was delighted that at the end of May 2018 I was able to travel to London to join nine very senior policymakers and influencers from India’s central Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and Maharashtra ’s State Government to take part in the opening of the Indian iteration of the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator. Global Innovation Policy Accelerator.

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Killer of change? ‘Idiot policy’


I wasn’t surprised when I discovered that the word Policy is derived from the French word Police. It’s true existing policy reflects a great deal of organizational learning, but the reality is that stagnant policy has unintended consequences. I read of a bank that elicited feedback across the organization in an attempt to identify ‘idiot policy.’ Amending policy just doesn’t appear to be getting enough air time.

How to Rescue a Troubled Project


Every project manager takes on a new assignment expecting the best outcome. In a perfect world, careful planning would lead to high-quality projects that are submitted on time and on budget. While most projects might have a few issues during the execution process, some get derailed. If you find yourself at the helm of a project that’s gone off course, follow these steps to recover: Define How Much Trouble the Project Is In. Discuss Project Boundaries and Limits.

How to manage projects and teams in times of remote work


But how is one supposed to properly manage projects and teams remotely? We will show you some tips and tricks to help your teams stay productive while working on projects remotely. . When teams are located around the world it adds significant complexity to projects, requiring techniques, tools and social skills that may be outside the traditional reach of team leaders and/or project managers.

Can project managers be innovative?

Values Centered Innovation

This year’s Project Management Conference in Dallas focused on all things innovation. Given my long-standing background with both project management and innovation, I was delighted to be on a panel that explored how project managers, their teams, and their company cultures could be more innovative. As project managers, you are always innovating with each project you manage, no matter how small or large the scope is, and no matter what the topic is.

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Rmukesh Gupta

Do we still need policies. One of these expense request got rejected with the reason that this is not according to policy and if I need to get the same approved, I need an approval from my CFO as an exception approval. This made me think about the so many policies that we create and enforce on our employees and customers all the time. I know for sure that not many people read all the policies of their organisations. Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta.

100%Open Past and Future


In many projects we’ve worked on, an unexpected bonus is the effect on corporate culture. 100% Open 100%Open collaboration collective innovation collective intelligence crowdsourcing David Simoes-Brown entrepreneurs idea platforms innovation innovation policy innovation strategy intellectual property rights networks open innovation open source partnership systems of innovation technology scoutingA Reflection on 10 Years in Open Innovation. Marginal to mainstream.

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The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

Challenge/Curation : innovators get out of their own offices and talk to colleagues and customers with the goal of finding other places in the DoD where a problem or challenge might exist in a slightly different form, to identify related internal projects already in existence, and to find commercially available solutions to problems. Once projects have been classified, the team prioritizes them, starting by asking: is this project worth pursing for another few months full time?


Open Innovation Meets Democracy on Malta


Within the last few days the Nationalist Party, a Maltese Christian democratic and conservative party launched the IDEAT project to encourage citizen engagement. Every six minutes a new policy proposal idea is received. Over 30,000 votes were received to prioritize submitted policy ideas. In so doing he wants to create his vision of a government that opens up its policy proposals for public consultation. Open Innovation IDEAT project open innovation and democracy

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

Companies tend to set up their outposts to respond in one of five ways: Invent : They establish project-specific advanced development efforts like Delphi Automotive’s autonomous car navigation project or broader Horizon 3 basic research efforts that take advantage of, or investigate, technologies and business models the innovation ecosystem is known for in order to create new products and services. Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Science and Industrial Policy.

Too Busy To Save Your Company


There is a good deal of room between having to ingest every new idea that comes your way and fully delegating innovation to an isolated “special projects” department. It also led to a few projects over the years I never would have conceived could make a difference in our business. One of my final posts of 2012 memorialized the brands we lost last year, and inspired the question, how do so many companies so often and so badly miss the boat?

Sustainable Innovation at the Government Level: What It Is and Why It Matters


One answer to this is to create and implement policies that support sustainable innovation that benefits the environment well into the future. The need for these policies can be seen on every level, and such policies would change the ways governments address important issues. These innovative policies would also help organizational leaders to better serve citizens through more time-efficient projects that use available resources wisely.

How to Create a Cross-Cultural Onboarding Plan for International Vendors


Companies are increasingly turning to international vendors to assist in project completion. Both parties need to be aware of each other’s needs and the policies for effective cooperation. Use these 12 tips to help shape your own policies. Tara Waddle encourages project managers to approach cultural onboarding with a similar process as company or department onboarding. Evaluate the Cultural Implications of New Corporate Policies. Project Management

Innovate and Persuade with a Well-Judged Nudge

Destination Innovation

Behavioural nudges are clever policy tweaks often used by governments to influence the choices that people make. You can see examples of their various projects on their website. In 2015 the World Bank established a group to help developing countries use nudge policies. Critics say that nudge policies are patronising or manipulative. They are often found to be more effective and less costly than direct actions such as quotas, taxes or subsidies.

How Good Time Tracking Data Creates Fair and Balanced Workloads


Sure, no one likes tracking their own time, and no one likes having their time tracked — especially on projects in the private sphere, where things like FLSA requirements don’t apply. But it’s important for project managers to understand precisely how long it takes to finish a task. Here is how long these projects have taken us in the past”) or extrapolated into estimates for future budgets (i.e. Here is how long this project would take us”). Project Management

How to Scale Your Innovation Program


Scaling requires a schedule, training, and follow-up, just like any other company-wide project. Unexpected legal or internal policy issues. What happens to your brilliant Facebook poll if your organization has a standing “no social media” policy? Be patient as you’re scaling your innovation project. To learn more about how to scale your own innovation project, contact us today. Innovation drives growth.?.

10 Ways to Empower Employees to Manage Workloads Effectively


For project managers, self-reliant team members are more than a nice-to-have. If you think about it, the people that you hire to do this work are freakishly smart,” Joseph Flahiff at Whitewater Projects Inc. So, instead of pencilling in an annual or even a quarterly review with everyone, set aside some time right after a project is completed to let each person know what he or she did well, and where there is room for improvement. Project Management

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Innovation is a harsh mistress

Jeffrey Phillips

There's really nothing more interesting to me than to think about how the future will unfold, and science fiction is a great way to project what may happen with society and technology in many different future settings. The same is true when starting an innovation project.

Al-Hasan Al-Shaibani

Innovation 360 Group

Proficient in business and IT consulting service lines like Quality Assurance, Project Management & Supervision, Diagnostic Review & Opportunity Assessment, Software Selection & Implementation, Business Process Reengineering & Development of Human Resources, Supporting Functions, Policies & Procedures, Business Development & Sales Action Plans and Strategy Roadmaps. Project & portfolio Management. Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Why Does the Government Need Innovation Now?


Innovation seems to be the buzzword these days when it comes to technology, business, policy, and everything in between. However, federal agencies often face a number of challenges other than limited budgets; lack of employee engagement, low levels of employee motivation, traditional policies, and an absence of new ideas all impede an agency’s ability to advance. Increase employee engagement with new projects and policies.

From MW to GW’s of Renewable Hydrogen using Electrolyzers

Paul Hobcraft

In the past two weeks, the Germany Government announced its new Hydrogen Policy, quickly followed by the European Unions Strategic Road Map for Hydrogen. To help with this, they have encouraged the formation of a European Clean Hydrogen Alliance to develop the investment schedule and pipeline of concrete projects. I was listening to a short chat between Armin Schnettler, the SVP New Energy Business, Siemens Energy, and Kevin O’Donovan.

Green finance through shared savings

Norbert Bol

In this financial concept the beneficiary of the implementation of green technologies or sustainability does not have to invest or make an upfront payment for such a project. The supplier fi nances the project and shares its savings with the beneficiary (user, customer) in a way that the beneficiary always has a positive cash fl ow at any stage of the project. . Identifying policy solutions for improving the energy efficiency of rental properties.

Book Review: What about the Future? by Fred Phillips

Jeffrey Phillips

The closing chapters become a more philosophical discussion about the future and our ability to understand the future and, having reached conclusions about the future, the impact on business and public policy. Kondratieff projected 30 year cycles of increased innovation followed by 30 years of exploitation of the previous innovative period. I'm returning today to one of my favorite activities - a book review.

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

This massive shift from our present reliance on fossil fuels projects to renewables (regarded as clean energy) can account for two-thirds of our primary energy supply by this 2050 mark. Innovation needs to be broader than just being conducted through technological research and development; it requires a more significant integrated innovation model that has business models, policies, processes, and market design as part of the solutions. Source IRENA [link].

Research is Collaborative


Say you have a researcher who’s gathered a great deal of data for one of their experiments, they can then connect them to a government agency who can use that data to inform policy. But all that connection takes time and before using IdeaScale, humans were acting as matchmakers between data, researchers, and projects. Now, with IdeaScale, it is possible to bring those people and projects together in the same place and they’ve made it part of their ongoing process.

Announcing the 4th Annual World Open Innovation Conference


Open policy and governance. Dr. Arati Prabhakar – Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; Former Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Thomas Kalil – Former Director of Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Senior Advisor, National Economic Council. Do you want to hear about the latest open innovation research?

Dagmar Boettger

Innovation 360 Group

Background: Dagmar has worked in Strategic HR Management for BASF in Europe and Asia triggering mainly the question: how to translate strategic goals into people-related leadership concepts and HR policies. She therefore mainly worked in Learning and Development, Performance Management and in change management projects. Based in Hong Kong, China.

The 8 Top Collaboration Tools for Your Workplace


Whether in the office or on the go, your employees can share information, project updates, documents, and empower a unified workplace. Groups can be created for specific project teams and departments to segregate conversations. MS Teams brings together the most essential workers on a project and makes communication and idea sharing easy. Confluence is a site used to organize and collaborate on projects throughout the company. Your company is a team.

Design Thinking for the Future of Work

Instead of “business as usual”, however, companies have been forced to adapt to social distancing requirements and other health-related policies put in place by local and state governments. Or, perhaps you’ve discovered just how important on-site interactions can be for certain task loads or projects. Following weeks of pandemic-related lockdowns across the globe, many employees are transitioning back to the office.

Barrier Buster: Clearing the Way for Breakthrough Ideas


Guiding projects along the path of least resistance and avoiding political pitfalls. Adjusting policies, procedures, and organization practices to facilitate new idea implementation. Innovation leaders help new ideas mature and create paths of least resistance so projects can navigate the political, economic, and cultural obstacles. There is not enough funding to form and facilitate innovation projects. Drake tried to enlist in his project to drill for oil in 1859.

Innovations in Community Policing: Security & Public Safety for Cities of Brazil


The session was held at the historical Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, drawing in a robust crowd of academic administrators, educators, and international policy makers. This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City where I participated in an informative and lively workshop with 15 Latin American Mayors. The Mayors traveled to the United States from Brazil to learn about innovations in community policing.

Digital validations: it’s time to think about competitiveness and resume growth


MJV participates in developing the diagnosis, drawing the scope of the prototype and connecting creatives who have an affinity in the project’s context. Scope: in addition to defining the exact process and deadlines for the project, we designate specific professionals to take care of it. Validation: we develop landing pages and administer ads to validate the project’s public acceptance. Professionals dedicated to the project.

The Hard-to-Abate sectors need innovation solutions to reach Net-Zero Co2 Emissions

Paul Hobcraft

It is going to require significant public policy will and private investment to drive both the present incremental solutions and push for the breakthrough ones. These savings are generated through helping to support renewable energy projects and energy efficiency projects, many of which bring additional social and community benefits in developing countries as well as reducing greenhouse gases. Source: [link].

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Leveraging the Benefits of Open Innovation


Open innovation has helped advance many industries, including IT, healthcare, and even public policy. A budget hiccup could halt a project instantly, and innovations must all be tested carefully in-house. Open innovation is innovation where companies or organizations reach out to other companies, individuals, and the general public to create innovative products and services. Some open innovation partnerships include colleges and universities.

Best Practices for Internal Crowdsourcing: Lessons Learned from NASA


The center was created in 2011 by the federal Office of Science, Technology, and Policy to foster innovation at NASA and throughout U.S. Administrators dub each project a “challenge,” and have a specific process for submitting as well as evaluating and accepting them. Learn innovation and crowdsourcing strategy from NASA. Do you want to know the secrets for success through internal crowdsourcing and innovation storytelling?

Dr. Satnam Singh, MAICD

Innovation 360 Group

Dr. Satnam has lead innovation to increase efficiencies through cost reductions, productivity, revenue generation and improvements, achieved through focused strategy, policy development and best practices’ implementation. Dr. Satnam executed many business transformation projects for multi-million dollar clients whilst liaising directly with CEOs and Board Directors as an external consultant. Based in Malaysia and Australia.


Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

All decision-making is done through self-managing teams of 8-12 people: hiring, pay, which projects to work on, everything. If you’re reading this via email, we haven’t sent you a privacy policy update because this site and email list has always been GDPR compliant. Note: this was originally posted on Harvard Business Review Blogs , with terrific editing by Sarah Green Carmichael.

The Innovative Mentor


They take a long-term view of their staff and see innovation projects as an opportunity to stretch their employees’ capabilities and to help them achieve their aspirations. A mentor enables innovators to focus on their project results while also learning about themselves along the way. Learning how best to communicate and pitch their potential projects; and. Ask tough questions and allow innovators to struggle, without taking over the project.

Creating new meaning on value creation and innovation in sustainability transitions

Norbert Bol

Therefore it is useful to start pilot projects that create this new meaning through controversy in action. Creating change through pilot and demonstration projects: Towards a valuation policy approach. Research Policy , 46 (3), 624-635. ‘If we are not capable of changing, then who is?’. Sustainability transitions are different from other transitions that are created by entrepreneurs exploring commercial opportunities related to new technologies.

Occupying Terra Incognita: How Governments can shape the Future

The Future Shapers

Bringing together forward thinkers from policy making to cyborg ethics and a mainstage rivalling Glastonbury Festival with keynotes from Hip-Hop artist and activist Akala to Nick Clegg, the crowd sought to debunk the myths that we are on the verge of a cyborg apocalypse and apply a new lens to our terra incognita, namely that we had reason to be optimistic and the future was ours to occupy.

Ask Childlike Questions

Idea to Value

At work, Land was known for his diligence, his long hours in the lab and his progressive management policies. Land said this: ‘Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.’. Edwin Land was an American inventor who had studied Chemistry. In 1943 on holiday in Santa Fe he took a photograph of his three year old daughter, Jennifer. She asked why she could not see the result straight away and she kept asking why.

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Why Your Small Business Needs IT Support

The Human Factor

With an IT support provider, you can add additional policies, protocols, and procedures to make sure you are complying with any needed regulations. You know what your IT will cost you every month, so you can plan improvements and large projects more efficiently. .