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    Four Tools to Support Creativity and Innovation

    June 2, 2015 | By: | In: The Innovation Formula

    There are four different types of innovation tools that we’ll describe here, including the design of the work place itself, practices that encourage and even enable effective collaboration, open innovation approach to connect inside innovation teams with outside partners and experts, and online tools that constitute the virtual work place. Separately and especially together, these can make a tremendous enhancement in the performance and the satisfaction of individuals, teams, and your entire organization.

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    Systematizing Breakthrough Innovation: Study Results

    May 27, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Strategies

    Most companies recognize the need for breakthrough innovation – it can change the fundamental bases of competition, “rewrite the rules” of an industry and transform the prospects of the successful innovator. There is no one-size-fits-all model for how best to respond to this challenge. Arthur D. Little surveyed over 80 large organizations to explore how to deliver a consistent pipeline of radically new products, performance features, business models and market space.

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    Risk, Great Ideas, and Your Business Model

    May 4, 2015 | By: | In: The Innovation Formula

    Where do great ideas come from? Obviously they come from many sources, which means that your systematic innovation process has to support and sustain multiple efforts at ideation in parallel. In the following article we will explore some promising ways that you may be able to find ideas that will take your own business forward.

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    Starting an Innovation Program? A Strategic Approach to Create Success

    February 4, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    Many innovation leaders tend to be tactically driven, but their corporate leadership is looking for more strategic planning and analysis. This tension often contributes to high turnover in innovation management roles, based on a misalignment around leadership’s expectations. In this article Anthony Ferrier suggests perspectives and actions that should be considered part of your innovation strategy plan.

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    Developing a Strong Eco-System Which Drives Innovation

    May 14, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    Innovation policy is about the challenge of contributing to the wide objectives such as employment, sustainability and economic growth. How to approach such a task? The answer is simple but the effort complex: Aim for a strong innovation eco-system. Referring to the case of the IMP³rove Euromed Project the article suggests four systematic steps on how to establish an effective, innovation inducing eco-system.

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    Lessons from Public-Private Innovation Strategic Alliances for SMEs

    November 11, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Strategic alliances are an effective way to provide diversity of resources and gain entry to new knowledge and markets. Large corporations have entered recently into alliances with public sector organizations to support innovation in SMEs, combining private and public policy agendas. This article looks into the structure and management of these strategic alliances, their strong practices and inhibitors and how they impact the different parties involved.

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    New Series of Articles on the Risks Faced by Innovation Projects

    July 16, 2012 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Every innovation project starts from an idea or a problem and mostly, all innovation teams do jump immediately to the feasibility study and scenario analysis dedicating little or no time to the assessment of the risks of innovation projects. This series of article represents an extended dashboard of internal, external and hidden risks of such projects in aiding innovation teams throughout their risk management activities. The first article looks deeper into what drives a successful innovation eco-system.

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    Making Innovation Pay: Driving the Move from Innovation-Talk to Innovation-Do

    June 4, 2012 | By: | In: IM Channel One, Roundtable Discussion

    This IM Expert Panel Discussion on making innovation pay offers insights on new methods to increase the rate of innovation, reduce individual level costs per innovation and encourage fail fast methods. This session is all about unusual ways that organizations have managed to drive innovation execution to make returns on their innovation investments and the key learnings that can be applied and replicated in your organization.

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    Entrepreneurs of the World, Unite in Eco-systems!

    February 20, 2012 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Clientelism, Wintelism and innovation eco-systems: moments of truth within the global semiconductor industry. Europe and Japan tried for years to challenge Intel by building national seminconductor champions, yet wihout success. Today, a small British company named ARM has qua its eco-system strategy managed to launch a more serious go at Intel.

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    Open Innovation and Public Policy in Europe

    February 17, 2012 | By: | In: Reports

    Industrial innovation processes are becoming more open. The large, vertically integrated R&D laboratory systems of the 20th century are giving way to more vertically disintegrated networks of innovation that connect numerous companies into ecosystems. Since innovation policy ultimately rests on the activities and initiatives of the private sector, it is vital that policy follows this evolution. Read more in the report from ESADE Business School in Barcelona and the Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL.

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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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    What Are Innovation Ecosystems and How To Build and Use Them

    May 16, 2011 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    The innovation ecosystem is not new but in 2011 it certainly has many new features. Jorn Bang Andersen looks back at the evolution of the innovation ecosystem, where it is now headed and how companies can develop ecosystem strategies.

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    Developing Innovation Ecosystems Around Universities

    February 18, 2011 | By: | In: Interviews

    As Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Southern California and the Executive Director of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, Krisztina Holly is dedicated to helping students, academics and entrepreneurs make maximum impact with their ideas. Krisztina tells IM a bit more about her experiences.

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    Technology Entrepreneurship for Emerging Markets – An Ecosystem Approach

    December 13, 2010 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Technology Entrepreneurship (TE) offers unique development opportunities for societies to educate and grow local talent, build diversity and long term economic health. GATE –Global Accelerators of Technology Entrepreneurship – is an initiative to support TE in emerging economies by leveraging the entrepreneurial ecosystems and international networks centered at US research universities.

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    How to Create an Innovation Community

    October 8, 2010 | By: | In: In-depth Articles

    Innovation communities are a new and vitally important focal point for innovation in industries where the enterprise has or needs extensive contacts with its supply chain, vendor partners of development communities. This ecosystem is an important source of practical and implementable ideas and by inviting contributions, the enterprise can also seed acceptance of change in the wider community.



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