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    7 Key Decisions Behind Innovation Success. A Roadmap to Master Innovation

    April 23, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    As innovation practitioners, few of us would refute that decision-making is one of the biggest progress-halting problems in corporations pursuing innovation as a continuous process. This article introduces a hands-on tool to help innovators, management members and corporate boards to follow a visual, utterly practical method to “consider” (as opposed to evaluate) new projects and their possible implications in their companies’ future. The tool in turn, fosters lean communication and inclusive understanding among diverse participants, claiming that, by following its structure, innovation is not only possible, but repeatable.

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    How to Make Business Model Innovation Happen

    July 2, 2012 | By: | In: In-depth Articles, Strategies

    One of many good reasons for you to focus on your business model is that companies focusing on Business Model Innovation outperform their industry peers in terms of operating margin and total shareholder return. In this in depth article Marc Sniukas provides you with a framework to describe your business model in three easy steps; a process to start and drive Business Model Innovation within your company and an overview of tools and how they can be used in Business Model Innovation.

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    Best Practices and Common Pitfalls Associated with Suppliers Involvement in NPD

    January 16, 2012 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    Involving suppliers in new product development provides organizations with a range of benefits, including shorter development time, better quality products, and lower cost of development. In this new in-depth article Dr Sanda Berar delves deeper into some of the best practices and the most common pitfalls associated with suppliers’ involvement in NPD.

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    Measuring for Innovation – A Guide for Innovative Teams

    October 10, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    As innovation is a necessity for any organization today, the ability to assess and measure the progress and impact of your innovation efforts might be a true source of competitive advantage. This in-depth article offers fresh experiences, best practice and insights from how a number of multinational companies within the MedTech, telecom and manufacturing industries are working with establishing and implementing innovation measurement programs.

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    The Benefits of Partnering with US Universities in the Era of Open Innovation

    October 3, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    Today’s University is a rich resource for companies seeking game-changing technological breakthroughs. In this in-depth article Melba Kurman looks at the benefits of open innovation partnerships between companies and American university researchers.

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    How to Successfully Implement Collaborative Idea Management

    September 26, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    Are you effectively using the creative potential of your employees, customers and partners to address your innovation challenges? Collaborative idea management is a method to learn from the “wisdom of the crowd” in order to drive innovation. This in-depth article gives you an introduction including best practice from how Ericsson, the global telecom company worked with introducing and designing a successful collaborative idea management system.

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    How to Create a Culture that Supports Innovation

    July 14, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    Innovation is actually easy – when the corporate culture is supporting it. Unfortunately today many companies show ”excellent” practise killing the innovative spirit. In this new in-depth article Dirk Loop explores the opportunities every employee – not just executives and innovation managers – has to enhance a culture of innovation. He gives a brief overview on common weaknesses within corporate process frameworks and shows hands-on solutions.

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    Four Approaches to Fostering Companies’ Innovation Capability

    June 29, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    For many companies being and continuing to be innovative is essential. But how can companies become ‘more’ innovative? Carmen Kobe & Ina Goller asked experts, consultants, and managers how they experienced successful improvement of innovativeness in their business life. Out of the interviews four interventions that are used to develop companies’ innovation capabilities could be extracted.

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    How to Implement R&D-Driven Open Innovation

    June 22, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    Transforming your firm in R&D innovation approach from a closed to an open one promises huge benefits. Increased agility and effectiveness, lowered risk and revenue growth through new products are some of them. In this In-Depth Article Frank Mattes shows how a firm can find the best approach to R&D-driven Open Innovation (Outside-in) based on the insights from a number of projects in this space.

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    Adaptive Approach to Managing Innovation – A Practical Guide for Managers

    June 15, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    Innovation doesn’t have to be a mystery. It can be organized and managed by people who are not, themselves, innovators. But management’s usual command and control tools are not sufficient for this task. Innovation emerges from a system whose behavior is non-linear. For this reason, management tools must be flexible and adaptive.

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    Mastering Radical Innovation – Turning Threat into Opportunity

    June 15, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    Radical innovation presents both a threat and an opportunity to firms. It has frequently turned entire industries on their heads. History shows us that large, successful firms may very suddenly become vulnerable when the underlying technology shifts. In this in-depth article Christian Sandström examines how radical innovation can be managed, despite the seemingly insurmountable problems created by the transition from one technology to another.

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    Creating a Culture of Innovation to Attract and Retain Top Talent

    February 17, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    Many companies harbour narratives around overlooked opportunities that can come back to haunt them when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. What can we do to develop the right culture? Kathy Mast explores.

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    How to Manage Both Incremental and Radical Innovation Projects in Parallel

    January 25, 2011 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    This in-depth article provides you with fresh experiences and insights from how SCA, a consumer goods multinational company, has developed and worked with a new model for managing both incremental and radical innovation projects.


    How to Unleash the Entire Innovation Potential with ‘Unconferences’

    December 14, 2010 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    As already said so many times before; innovation is a necessity for any organization today. But how can you make it happen? In this in-depth article you will learn about an interesting approach to obtaining a huge innovation impulse, in addition to current innovation processes. The approach builds on semi-structured, physical get-togethers in which the principle of self-directness is paramount.

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    How to Improve your Innovation ROI with Early Stage Patent Expertise

    November 17, 2010 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    In this in-depth article Jackie Hutter, top IP Strategist and counselor to innovation driven organizations, writes about how to improve the ROI of innovation outcomes by including patent expertise in the front end of the innovation process. The article also includes managerial implications and guidelines for including patent experts in the front end of the innovation process.