Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

Top 5 Innovation Trends

What is happening in the innovation community right now? In this post, I give a quick overview of the top trends and issues that I see based on the interactions I have had over the last month or so. 1. Intrapreneurship How can we establish – or improve – programs that makes us better at identifying and developing ideas and ...

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Top 10 Reasons for Open Innovation Failure

A recent #15inno Twitter Chat made me ponder on the worst and most common mistakes that companies do on open innovation. Here comes a list of my thoughts – still work in progress. 1. Companies do not identify proper business reasons for engaging with open innovation. 2. Companies copy competitor’s initiatives rather than creating their own unique initiatives that match ...

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Building Corporate Innovation Capability

Great Initiative from Statkraft by Stefan Lindegaard I have been invited to work with Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy company on their Innovation Agent Programme. This is the second year, I am involved in this programme and I am quite impressed by their efforts. A key goal of the programme is to increase Statkraft’s innovation capability. This is partly measured ...

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Business Model Innovation – Big Risk, Big Rewards

There is a lot of talk about business model innovation these days. Psion, the maker of mobile handheld computers has joined in and they aim high. They want to no less than revolutionize the rugged mobile computing market with its move to an open innovation business model in which Psion will co-create mobile hardware, software and services, bringing together customers, ...

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Book Review and Innovation Summary – "The Open Innovation Revolution"

A few weeks ago I received “The Open Innovation Revolution” by Stefan Lindegaard in the mail. “The Open Innovation Revolution” is an approachable 200 pages, and is an easy, and pleasant read. Stefan Lindegaard is contributor to Blogging Innovation and is a speaker, network facilitator and strategic advisor who focuses on the topics of open innovation, intrapreneurship and how to ...

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Innovation is About Behavior

I just read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal on how the video game industry prepares to launch new technology-based developments such as new motion-based controllers. In the article, we are told that one of the biggest challenges for the video game industry is the rise of free or cheap games on mobile phones and social networks. Consumers ...

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The CFO and Innovation

Can it work? by Stefan Lindegaard I ask whether CFO’s can make innovation happen, but in reality this should not even be a question of whether it can be done but rather a question of how to do it. The reason for turning this a how-to question is the increasing role of the CFO in many companies. Their influence keeps ...

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Apple – The Open Innovation Exception

Ben Verleg recently asked about my views on Apple and innovation. The short version is that I am big fan of Apple products and if you can make such great products, you obviously also do well with regards to innovation. One thing I really like about Apple is that they seem to understand that innovation goes beyond the product itself. ...

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P&G and the Future of (Open) Innovation

In this post, I am pleased to be able to share some insights on what Chris Thoen, Managing Director of Open Innovation at P&G believes will drive and/or impact the future of (open) innovation. Developing regions: There will be a tremendous amount of innovation in and from developing regions which is driven by population as well as capability growth in ...

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