Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

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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15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies & Startups

Open innovation is a strategic game for big companies and one of the most important moves to consider for their innovation leaders is the allocation of focus and resources in the context of open innovation. Here we need to consider that big companies like GE, Cisco or Microsoft tend to… Continue reading

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Government Driven Innovation - 9 Future Drivers

It has been 5 years since President Obama named Aneesh Chopra as the first CTO of the United States. It has been 4 years since the US government launched Challenge.gov as a platform for the government offices in the United States to drive innovation and collaboration with its citizens. They were great initiatives, but not much has happened since then. Continue reading

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Five Innovation Talent Reflections

I have been reading some interesting articles recently on talents; how to spot them and how to develop them in a fast-changing world. Here you get five reflections on this in the context of innovation: Continue reading

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Are we making progress in Open Innovation?

I had an interesting session with a group of corporate innovators last week. The topic was open innovation and as we went through the key takeaways and reflections one of the participants stopped up and asked out loud: “The internal issues are the most important. Just as they were two years ago. Not much has changed. Do we not have any progress on open innovation?” Continue reading

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