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    How is Crowdsourcing Uniquely Beneficial to Technologists

    November 7, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    Innovation proves vital for companies across industries, but carries key importance in the technology field. Mainstream perception of the tech industry conjures illustrations of cutting edge, never-before-seen products poised to disrupt and revolutionize daily lives.

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    Applying Collaborative Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing: an Example of Lean

    December 8, 2015 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Achieving authentic transformation across the manufacturing enterprise can seem as challenging as playing a competitive game of Jenga® in woolen mittens. In this article the innovation architect Doug Collins explores the role that collaborative innovation can play in realizing meaningful change. He grounds the exploration with an example from lean.

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    Improving Time to Innovation: Process is Not the Enemy

    May 20, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    While most companies see innovation as a competitive advantage, the ability to take an idea from concept to delivery is truly what sets one company apart from another. Achieving this level of operational efficiency is not a simple feat and without processes around resource management and capacity planning, it is unlikely to succeed. The fact is, no matter how brilliant or timely an idea, if the right resources are not available to work on it, the idea simply remains an idea.

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    The Bouillon Soup Lesson: You Cannot Innovate Alone

    April 4, 2012 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation

    It is often in the commencement of one’s career that simple mistakes are made. Whether it’s a result of inexperience, blinding enthusiasm or fearlessness doesn’t really matter, as long as the lesson learned serves you, and others, well. Gijs van Wulfen shares a constructive experience from his first innovation position.

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    An Action Plan for Rapid Innovation

    May 25, 2011 | By: | In: Strategies

    How does a major global corporation go about creating a new innovation capability from scratch? At Orange, the mobile carrier of France Telecom, executives decided to create a separate entity to be their innovation engine. Nicolas Bry played a major role in the new initiative. Here he begins a two part, warts and all, account of the lessons learned.

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    Preparing for Tomorrow’s Innovations today

    January 18, 2010 | By: | In: Interviews, Organization & Culture

    Being the General Manager of TomorrowLab, Steven Peleman knows what is important for the creation of innovation in companies and organizations. Bringing people together outside their companies and helping them to develop new views of their existing innovation organization make a good start. Getting them to take more chances is even better.