Mike Pitts transcript A transcript of the video in which Michael Pitts discusses sustainability and innovation
1 Innovation – What it is and Why it Matters
Innovation is not always for the best and sometimes changes which seem positive at the time turn out to have hidden or unexpected consequences. Richard Owen and colleagues have been looking at this challenge and have developed a framework for thinking about ‘responsible innovation’. You can find a link to the (open access) core article
This toolkit contains various tools which can help deal with the challenges of innovation management for sustainability Click on the link for more details on a particular tool Value stream analysis Value analysis Scenarios
The paper aeroplane exercise is a simple activity to help explore issues around innovation types, strategy and management.
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is often credited with making India a leader in IT services. In this talk from TED2009, he outlines what has helped India develop quickly in recent years — for example, a willingness to see people as a resource rather than a burden — and what needs to happen for economic growth
Muhammad Yunis won the Nobel Prize for his work in developing the concept of ‘microfinance’. This video clip explains the basic idea behind the Grameen bank, the venture he established to implement the idea.
This is a case example of social innovation in the humanitarian context. Samasource was an idea developed to enable refugees to participate in the wider economic system using mobile technology and earn money to support themselves. The basic idea is explained in this clip….. ….. and this clip has a users perspective
This is an activity designed to help explore the ways in which innovation can create value Creating value
This is a case study highlighting changes over time across the sector. Imaging case You might also be interested to read the responses of players like Fuji, Polaroid and Kodak.
Michael Pitts is Sustainability Manager with the UK Technology Strategy Board (now called InnovateUK). In this interview he talks about some of the challenges around sustainability and innovation. A transcript of the interview is available here You can find out more about the organization here:
- Using the 4Ps approach to explore innovation space
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- The Way We Do Things Around Here
- Success and Failure in Innovation
- Strategic planning for implementation
- Strategic advantage through knowledge
- Strategic advantage through innovation
- SPOTS – an audit framework for new product or service development