1 Innovation – What it is and Why it Matters

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

Continuous Improvement

This resource contains an overview of continuous improvement and some key tools associated with this approach Click to view case study: to come

Cerulean

This video interview is with Patrick McLaughlin, Managing Director of Cerulean, a medium-sized instrumentation company. In it he describes their approach to managing innovation.  click here for the interview A case study of their attempts to develop a radical innovation capability is also available on the Portal. Click here to view case study: Cerulean  

Girish Prabhu Interview

Interview with Girish Prabhu.  Girish talks about experiences with developing innovations for ‘bottom of the pyramid’ applications. There is a transcript of the interview below:   Girish Prabhu I: We’re very fortunate today to have with us Girish Prabhu who is the director for User Business Design Innovation with Srishti Labs in India. Girish, thank

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Forte’s Bakery

This is a case study of  a medium sized family‑run business which specialises in the wholesale supply of bakery products to the airline industry.  It describes their approach to continuous improvement and employee involvement in innovation. Click here for the case: Forte