Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

Innovation EU-style goes to Washington, DC.

The European Commissioner for Research, innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, outlined in her speech at the European Institute, in Washington, DC on 18th January 2012, the EU policies and funding for research and innovation. Some significant points from this speech were: Continue reading

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GE Innovation and the World Economic Forum

Just released on the 18th of January is the GE Global Innovation Barometer with its results of its second annual review on innovation. The aim of releasing the Global Innovation Barometer now is to have this available for the meeting in Davos as well as to help shape GE’s innovation agenda going forward. Continue reading

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Business Model Canvas Set to Explode

From what I can see is the Business model is about to go through a really important (further) tipping point and cross that chasm (thanks Geoffrey Moore) into mainstream adoption. Why? Continue reading

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For Whom The Bells Tolls

I read two short articles over this weekend. One was entitled “Avoiding Innovation’s Terrible Toll” written by Spencer E Ante, published in the Wall Street Journal and the other by Jeffrey Phillips’ “Watch Out – Executives Talking About Innovation” here on Innovation Excellence. Continue reading

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Open Innovation, Technology Platforms and a New Business Model- All-in-One!

Recently I was reminded about one of the most ambitious open innovation projects around – Innovative Medicines Initiative – set up here in Europe. I think you will find this interesting to pick up upon.

Without doubt this is one of the most highly ambitious and bold initiative I’ve come across. Continue reading

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The value of having an innovation coach.

Behavioral coaching is big business. Having your personal coach alongside you when you are making a significant change in your role has been invaluable to many executives. Continue reading

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Reordering the organization’s genetic code for innovation.

As we enter 2012, what really disappoints me is that we still have not cracked the innovation DNA code sufficiently to embed this within the organizations genetic principles, structures or systems for completing an everyday innovating business. Why is that?
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