Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

A Promising Future for Government-Driven Innovation

During the 20th century Governments and public agencies such as NASA played a major role in the innovation chain. The Internet itself was born through public programs, just as GPS and many other game-changing technologies. But in recent years, questions arose over the efficiency of public efforts.. Continue reading

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Strategy or Innovation: What Comes First?

While working and researching on how to better train and educate executives on innovation, I got into an interesting discussion with a corporate innovation leader on the role of strategy in the context of innovation. Continue reading

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A Game Plan for Corporate Innovation

I recently had some interactions with a company working to ramp up their innovation efforts. We had several discussions on different ways of approaching this and here you get some quick and dirty insights on how such an approach could look like. Continue reading

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Chief Innovation Officer – An Insider or an Outsider?

I predict that lots of companies are going to hire or appoint a Chief Innovation Officer (or someone with a similar title / area of responsibility) in the coming years. The reasons are quite compelling… Continue reading

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Intellectually Compelling and Emotionally Engaging

Novozymes is an interesting company that puts lots of efforts into building a strong and sustaining innovation culture. I know this from my interactions with the company some years ago and it was also shown, when Frank Hatzack, Head of Innovation Development, gave a talk at a conference in Copenhagen. Continue reading

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Got Open Innovation?

I am calling out the dairy industry and I am asking them a question. Where are your open innovation initiatives? Having done some quick research on the dairy industry in relation to a FMCG project, I am working on, I was a bit stunned to learn how little open innovation activity there seems to be within the dairy industry. Continue reading

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Put Your Heart into Your Innovation Efforts

Innovation is a constant struggle between yes and no. It requires pride, experience and reasons just as it requires lots of passion and heart. Sometimes people get confused on the right mix. Sometimes a simple picture with text (like the one above) sums it up nicely. Continue reading

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