Category: Open Innovation

Open hands holding number 2015. Happy New Year.

There were several key (and generally welcome) themes that emerged throughout 2015 within corporate innovation.  These are, in part, driven by the increasing value that corporate and business leadership place on this (still relatively) new competency, the sophistication of practitioners in the field, and the results of seeing what works or fails. It is truly an exciting time to be in this field and to see these changes form across the industry. As always, this list is from a personal perspective, that is perhaps biased by my experience within the field, generally working with established corporate organizations and their leaders. Continue reading

Posted in Culture & Values, Experience Innovation, Innovation, Innovation Perspectives, Leadership, Open Innovation, Training, culture | Leave a comment

Innovation without implementation is mere ideation. And buyer beware: this “mere” ideation can often be expensive, morale-killing, and potentially business-imploding. To prevent getting infinitely stuck in the ideation phase wasteland, remember that innovation typically doesn’t fail due to a lack of creativity but rather due to a lack a discipline. Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Leadership, Management, Open Innovation | Leave a comment
Design the Right Open Innovation Project - innovation excellence

Open Innovation is now widely recognized as a way to enhance options for innovation by accessing external assets. However it can mean many things to many people; from running a crowdsourced idea scheme like Lego Ideas or MyStarbucksIdea, through to large co-branded initiatives like Senseo. Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Innovation, Management, Open Innovation, R&D, collaboration | 1 Comment

Results from a new national survey shows companies adopting open innovation (OI) to out-pace competitors and lead their industries in an increasingly aggressive global landscape Continue reading

Posted in Finance, Open Innovation | Leave a comment

In the sandbox, creativity reigns, stress dissolves, and innovation is suddenly possible. Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Culture & Values, Disruption, Management, Open Innovation, Policy | 2 Comments
Fighting for Innovation Attention

Apple, Lego, Philips, Samsung, IBM, GSK and, recently, Tata Steel, among many others – all have adopted open innovation initiatives to expand their organizations’ horizons. As competitive advantages enjoy shorter lives and the demand for external creative minds increases, you need to conquer the right audience to generate value. Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Open Innovation, Strategy, collaboration, marketing | Leave a comment
Word Cloud "Crowd Funding"

Don’t be discouraged if your investors meeting went bad. Crowdfunding may be the answer to secure the funding your project needs. Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Industry, Inspiration, Open Innovation, Social Media, Technology, marketing | Leave a comment