Posts By: John Bessant

High value innovation networks

This report explores the role which innovation networks play in boosting productivity across a sector.  It forms part of a series on innovation-related themes available from AIM – the Advanced Institute of Management Research. Click here to access the resource:iworks

Search strategies for peripheral vision

This report looks at how a variety of companies and public sector organizations are exploring at the edges of their environment.  It describes experiences with a wide range of search strategies to help identify and anticipate discontinuous innovation. Click here to access the report: Twelve searchstrategies

Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia (INdT), Brazil

This case looks at the work of an independent research centre in Brazil, originally founded by Nokia and still providing an important channel for new ideas for the company.  It has developed a strong focus on user-linked innovation and operates a Living Lab as a co-creation facility exploring innovation needs for the Amazonas region.  Click

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Meltdown in the ice industry

This short case looks at the challenge of discontinuous innovation in the 19th century ice harvesting industry.  Click here to access:Ice industry case

Frank Piller on mass customization

In this video interview Frank Piller talks about some of the challenges in exploiting the new ‘mass customization’ opportunities and the implication of the ‘3D printing ‘revolution’ for business models. Frank Piller interview

Welcome from the Authors

Welcome to the Innovation Portal. The idea behind the Innovation Portal is to provide a rich set of online resources to support learning about managing innovation. We’ve included case studies, an innovation toolkit, various kinds of media resource and a wide range of exercises and activities to help explore this subject and we’ll update them

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