Colin Nelson

Colin Nelson is Director of Strategic Consulting at HYPE Innovation. Colin is a subject matter expert and thought leader, helping clients engage their enterprise to support existing or newly established programs on Innovation, Cost Reduction and Business Transformation. Recent clients include Abbot Labs, BASF, General Mills, Metso & Swisslog.

All articles by Colin Nelson:

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    Innovating where the business cares: Developing areas of Strategic Innovation

    Apr 07, 2014 | In: Strategies

    Almost every innovation manager can recount stories of great ideas, concepts and products that people love and yet they’re never implemented. The business case stacks up and is technically feasible, but finding sponsorship and a budget seems to be impossible. As innovators, we’re often subject to ongoing commercial restrictions. The fastest way to get ideas off the ground is to ensure they’re aligned to the C-Suite agenda in both the short and longer term.

  • How to Get the Most from your Innovation Software

    How to Get the Most from your Innovation Software: Key Process Considerations

    Aug 19, 2013 | In: Strategies

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners, and those new to collaborative innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable enterprise program. Each article will address a different theme, will focus on clear actions any company can take, and highlight pitfalls to avoid. The first article in this series explains how software can help engage your enterprise in innovation, yet also shares experiences from HYPE clients as to the other key activities required to make a ‘software-enabled’ program successful over many years.

  • Making the Right Idea Investment Choices- Idea Evaluation at Scale

    Making the Right Idea Investment Choices- Idea Evaluation at Scale

    Jun 17, 2013 | In: Life Cycle Processes

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners and those new to collaborative enterprise innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable program. Our previous articles of this series have covered topics such as the benefits of software platforms in enterprise innovation, internal communications, increasing engagement and driving collaboration. In this article we share insights on evaluating large numbers of ideas generated as part of enterprise programs.

  • Driving Collaboration - DiverseOpinion is the Key to Innovation

    Driving Collaboration – Diverse Opinion is the Key to Innovation

    May 24, 2013 | In: Organization & Culture

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners and those new to collaborative enterprise innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable program. In this article we share insights on driving collaboration between your employees.

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    How to Increase Engagement in Enterprise Innovation and Develop a Sustainable Program

    Apr 26, 2013 | In: Organization & Culture

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners and those new to collaborative enterprise innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable program. This article shares key activities you can undertake in order to boost engagement with your program.

  • Using Communications to Drive Innovation

    Using Communications to Drive Innovation – How to Develop an Engaging and Sustainable Program

    Mar 29, 2013 | In: Organization & Culture

    HYPE Innovation is producing a series of five articles to help innovation practitioners, and those new to collaborative innovation, understand how to build a successful and sustainable enterprise program. Each article will address a different theme, will focus on clear actions any company can take, and highlight pitfalls to avoid. The first article in this series explained how software can help engage your enterprise in collaborative innovation; this article discusses the vital role communications can play in making your program sustainable.

  • Understanding your Innovation Culture – Case-Study from Swisslog

    Understanding your Innovation Culture – A Case-Study from Swisslog

    Mar 25, 2013 | In: Organization & Culture

    InnovationManagement is delighted to present a brand new Case Study highlighting the challenges of creating an innovation culture that: supports new product/service development initiatives, facilitates the creation of idea campaigns, spurs employee engagement and develops business value. In this article, Colin Nelson, Director of Strategic Consulting at HYPE Innovation, delves deeper into how collaborative innovation challenges were identified, managed and successfully overcome at Swisslog.

  • Innovation Foundations at PSA Peugeot Citroën

    Innovation Foundations at PSA Peugeot Citroën

    Oct 22, 2012 | In: Organization & Culture

    In my previous article ‘Establishing the Foundations for a Balanced Innovation Portfolio’ I discussed the important role played by key innovation foundations in the success of a systemized collaborative innovation program. Even though you’re in a less than perfect position, the important step is to recognize the relative strength (or weakness) of each foundation, then put actions in place to improve each one. In this article I’m sharing the experiences of PSA Peugeot Citroën on their first ever collaborative innovation campaign.

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    Establishing the Foundations for a Balanced Innovation Portfolio

    Sep 17, 2012 | In: Strategies

    Corporate innovation programs can’t fulfill their potential without the right foundations in place. Many organizations are taking their programs across the enterprise. In this article we consider three key foundations and how they can be boosted to improve corporate innovation: the linkage between every day innovation and corporate targets, the levels of openness, trust and acceptance of diverse opinions.

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