1 Innovation – What it is and Why it Matters

Philips Operational Optimization for Sustainability

This case provides more details of how Philips began its journey towards sustainability through a series of innovations around the theme of operational optimization. Philips Operational Optimization An overview of the journey can be found on the Portal here and details of the content of the Philips journey can be found here    

Philips sustainable innovation journey

In 2012 Philips put sustainability into the core of its company Vision and set a long-term target for 2025. This case provides an overview of the journey Philips has been travelling to get there. Philips Sustainability Journey   It provides a detailed description of the ‘how’ of managing innovation for sustainability – for more on

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Karolinska Hospital

Click Here to Download the Karolinska Hospital Case Study   Similar example cases on the Portal include: NHL Hospitals Aravind eye clinics Lifespring hospitals

Discontinuous innovation audit

This self-assessment framework is designed to help organizations reflect on how well placed they are to deal with the challenges of discontinuous innovation.  How well do they search, select and implement?  How do they handle the challenges of building linkages into new innovation space and reframing the approaches which they take to innovation? Do they

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Architectural and component innovation

 Innovations can be ‘architectural’ – changes in the ways different things are put together into a whole system.  Examples might be a motor car, a mobile phone business, a hospital.  And innovations can also be at the ‘component’ level – the parts which go into those systems – for example, the engine, brakes, fuel tank,

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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