innovation

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    How Neuroscience is Supporting Innovative Corporations

    April 11, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Strategies

    Progressive business leaders are building innovative actions, climates and ultimately cultures that align with “brain-friendly” science. In this article we outline some steps that you can take to support this kind of innovative organization.

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    Citizen Science and Market Research: How the Public Can Help Prioritize

    April 3, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    Regardless of whether the workplace is a public or private entity, departments often struggle to prioritize assigned projects, and align individual projects with overall objectives. In this case study, we’ll explore how the National Cancer Institute implemented crowdsourcing to enable the research community and the public to submit ideas on how best to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer – and how as a result, they were able to prioritize existing research and initiatives into areas where additional resources were needed the most.

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    Managing Fundraising Innovation: the Dangers of the ‘Echo-Chamber’

    March 23, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology, Organization & Culture, Strategies

    This case study explores the results of an innovation research process undertaken by Oxfam, which compared internal feedback vs. general public feedback to identical sets of ideas. In comparing responses between these two audiences, Oxfam discovered an immediate and obvious divide between their staff’s opinions about which fundraising ideas would perform the best, versus what the general public preferred – an important lesson about avoiding the bubble of the echo chamber.

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    A Modern Reading of Drucker’s Classic “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

    March 21, 2017 | By: | In: Book Reviews

    Peter Drucker wrote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the 1980s as a book that for the first time put innovation as a regular management tool, side-by-side with strategy and operations in a managed business. It offers little mystification of the term “innovation” and there is much of a practical approach to where innovation is made—or might be made.

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    Innovators to Watch 2017

    March 21, 2017 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    Alongside the annual Innovation Leaders analysis of large organizations’ performance, we also identify upcoming companies that are seen as potential future catalysts for change. While these are organizations that are yet to achieve global scale, they are already making significant impact. They are the companies that are inventing new technologies, applying new business models and creating value in new ways that may well have significant global influence in the years ahead. Some are new ventures; others have been around for a few years and are building momentum.

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    What Do the Best Innovation Programs Have in Common?

    March 20, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    An in-house innovation program is becoming a common fixture in the most competitive organizations. However, in a recessed economy, these research & development programs can sometimes get eliminated, because they struggle to prove or articulate value.

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    Over 650 Projects Submitted to Campaign Bringing Tech&Science Closer to People

    February 6, 2017 | By: | In: News

    Over 650 submitted projects from all over the world, over 70 international partners including UNESCO, governments, NGOs and media – these are the first facts and figures from the Bringing tech&science closer to people campaign, launched in November 2016. All the best projects were officially presented on Closertopeople.com last week, the effect is mind-boggling.

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    Top 20 Most Influential Innovation Blogs from 2016

    January 13, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion, News

    Over the past few weeks we have done the analysis of all of the big innovation bloggers to find evidence of who really are the best innovation bloggers of 2016, and who you should look out for in 2017, ranked into the official Top 20 list.

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    Transformative Constraints — Why They’re Core to Innovation and Inventiveness

    November 25, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    They say creativity loves constraint. In fact, if you ask professional, creative people about their “limitations” they naturally see them as exciting and stimulating. Engineers and software designers for instance see constraints as absolutely fundamental to problem solving. So why does constraint get such a bad wrap? Why do so many people see them as things to be managed and talked around and spun? In this week’s episode, Adam Morgan delves deep into this topic and explains his process for creating a framework to understand constraint and a process to help people successfully manage it.

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    Don’t Fall in Love with your First Idea

    November 15, 2016 | By: | In: Interviews

    In this interview, Dr. Alexander Osterwalder, Author and Co-Founder of Strategyzer, discusses what he believes to be the essential success factors of innovation and why his Business Model Canvas has become such a popular tool for organisations today.

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    The Untold Story Behind Switzerland’s Success with James Breiding

    September 23, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    Switzerland – a tiny country with few natural advantages – has become incredibly successful in the world of banking, pharmaceuticals, machinery, and more. James Breiding, author of the bestselling book, Swiss Made, explores the enabling factors for innovation in Switzerland. He makes the point that when an entrepreneur comes up with a new and innovative method or product, there will be resistance from those who have accepted the status quo. Entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs need to have thick skin if they wish to disrupt the market.

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    Innovate on the Edges: How to Integrate a Startup into the Core Business

    September 7, 2016 | By: | In: InnoView, Interviews, Strategies, Videos

    Using focused lean and agile startup methodologies, today’s Exponential Organizations (ExOs) are changing the way we do business forever. In this clip of the Innoview webinar series, Yuri van Geest and Anthony Ferrier discuss how corporate enterprises can use ExOs to disrupt an adjacent market and how to incorporate them back into the core business without destroying their entrepreneurial spirit.

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    The Global Innovation Index 2016

    August 18, 2016 | By: | In: Reports

    Since the release of the Global Innovation Index (GII) last year, the world economy has encountered a number of challenges that have led to further downgrades of global economic growth projections. In the context of such uncertainty, countries will seek ways to move the global economy out of its current holding pattern, thus avoiding a prolonged low-growth scenario. Innovation will be a critical ingredient to achieving this objective.

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    Successful Techniques to Innovate Cheaply and Effectively – Get your Free Copy of Innovation Tools

    July 12, 2016 | By: | In: News

    The secret to innovating successfully is being able to test thousands of ideas and safely know you can do so without going broke. But how? With the low-risk innovation tools presented in the highly anticipated book by Dr. Evan Shellshear, you will learn the latest tricks and methods to run an effective innovation program in your organization.

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    Challenged by Innovation? Someone May Have Already Solved Your Problem

    July 12, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    In 1946, Soviet inventor and science fiction writer Genrich Altshuller developed a methodology called TRIZ. It became known as “the theory of inventive problem-solving” and was based on a simple premise: across different disciplines and applications, the same challenges occur again and again. Unfortunately, people keep solving nearly identical problems from scratch. The main lesson from TRIZ is this: if you understand how your innovation challenge is similar to someone else’s, you can reapply solutions that already exist, instead of reinventing the wheel time and again.

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