December 15, 2015 | By: Anthony Ferrier
There were several key (and generally welcome) themes that emerged within the 2015 innovation development space. These are, in part, driven by the increasing value that corporate and business leadership place on this (still relatively) new competency, the sophistication of practitioners in the field, and the results of seeing what works or fails. It is truly an exciting time to be in this field and to see these changes form across the industry.
November 6, 2015 | By: Anthony Ferrier
The 2015 Back End of Innovation (BEI) conference recently took place in San Jose, California, with 150+ leaders from a wide range of organizations. It was a busy few days, but as expected, there were robust conversations and some exceptional presentations.
September 18, 2015 | By: Menno van Dijk
Experienced leadership, a concept designed for scalability and timing, is the most important factor influencing fast-growing startups, also known as scale-ups. Only 1 out of 200 startups become a scale-up valued over $10 million within 5 years. THNK and Deloitte conducted quantitative research to analyze the dynamics and characteristics of 400.000 startups.
August 4, 2015 | By: InnovationManagement
To mark the occasion of the contest opening for the International IMP³rove Award 2015 – the global championship in innovation management – IMP³rove Academy has interviewed Levent Alatli, General Manager of Koza Yönetim, the award winner of 2014.
July 1, 2015 | By: InnovationManagement
San Francisco, CA July 1, 2015 – IdeaScale, the California-based innovation management solution, today announced an exclusive partnership with Innovationmanagement.se (IM), the world’s leading platform for cutting-edge innovation management content, best practices and online training programs. This announcement is part of IdeaScale’s and IM´s continued global expansion.
October 14, 2014 | By: Cyril Bouquet and Chloé Renault
In cities all over the world an ugly war is being fought by “traditional” taxi companies against a new form of competition from Uber and other ride-sharing services. This article points out three things traditional taxi companies have in common with businesses of the past.
February 22, 2013 | By: Gianluigi Cuccureddu
Procter & Gamble launched a new open innovation website as part of their Connect+Develop program to spur its open innovation efforts. The company focusses on strengthening areas to deliver more discontinuous, breakthrough innovations. The new website links directly to external innovators to P&G’s top company needs, accelerating innovation cycles.
December 7, 2012 | By: Gianluigi Cuccureddu
Last year I came in contact with the co-founder and advisor of the Biorrefiniria Brasil open innovation community, José Augusto T. R. Tomé. He started an interesting venture within the chemical sector, a venture focused on biorefinery. Read further to learn more about his vibrant innovation community and open innovation in general.
November 23, 2012 | By: Gianluigi Cuccureddu
Booz&Co wrote in their article “The Social Life of Brands” on Strategy+Business that the value of a brand is linked with the relationships it has with its customers, creating and retaining them. For marketing, its fundamental task is managing these relationships. In a recent research by Gallup the results were striking, a 240 percent boost in performance was achieved when both employees and customers were enaged. This is exactly, in a highly technological driven business environment, digital innovation is the catalyst that improves engagement and provide means to manage relationships better, faster and in a cheaper way though digital.
November 2, 2012 | By: Gianluigi Cuccureddu
Philips, the global electronics company, has quietly been practicing open innovation through its ongoing ‘SimplyInnovate’ platform. To get more product-specific ideas, Philips also launched the ‘Innovation Open’ contest earlier this month, according to Crowdsourcing.org. This contest is meant to complement Philips’ own extensive R&D activities.
October 26, 2012 | By: Gianluigi Cuccureddu
An article on the Financial Post website triggered me to write this article. A lot is being written about open innovation and much of them focus on, as the article says “spurring innovation by bringing the outside in”. Why should you engage your employees? They are the beginning of the equation that results in profitability and happy shareholders. Michael Porter said that employees are the major source for a company to increase competence and profits. Take care of your employees, they will take care of your customers and your profits. Open innovation can be the ‘mechanism’ to do so.
October 12, 2012 | By: Gianluigi Cuccureddu
GlaxoSmithKline has announced plans to be more open about its clinical trial data, be more transparent to the public and actively collaborate with scientists and firms outside GSK to find new drugs to treat the diseases plaguing the world, from novel antibiotics to cures for malaria and tuberculosis.
October 5, 2012 | By: Gianluigi Cuccureddu
Consumer products giant Unilever has begun to use consumers as a source for insights and ideas for two of its top brands, Closeup and Pond’s. Together with Carrotmob Unilever co-creates sustainability campaigns. Read further how Unilever leverages the power of co-creation.
July 6, 2012 | By: Gianluigi Cuccureddu
This is the outcome of IBM’s new survey on the marketing industry. Chief marketing officers (CMO) and chief information officers (CIO) must join forces in order to connect with today’s consumer across new channels including mobile devices and social networks. Sixty percent of marketers point to their lack of alignment with the company’s IT department as the biggest obstacle to reaching today’s consumers.
June 8, 2012 | By: Gianluigi Cuccureddu
NineSigma launched yesterday the first open innovation social media destination which is free to innovation seekers and solution providers. NineSights is a secure and collaborative online community that connects innovators of all sizes with the resources and relationships needed to drive business value. The platform allows innovation seekers to post innovation needs and solution providers to submit proposals and post technologies and solutions that are “for sale.” NineSigma ensures quality on the site by vetting both seekers and providers.