7 Search strategies for innovation

Greats – start-up case study in the sneaker industry

‘It’s ok to buy status, just don’t overpay’ – A Case Study on Greats Whether they are developing a new product for an established company, or starting a business completely from scratch, the first step on any entrepreneur’s journey is finding an opportunity. For many of the most innovative entrepreneurs, this step is characterised by

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Unipart’s approach to improving productivity

May 13, 2015 : FT industry editor Peggy Hollinger talks to John Neill, chief executive of Unipart, about the logistics group’s methods for improving productivity, including a ‘university’ and ‘faculties on the floor’ for continuous training and monitoring.

Deep dive – Open and user led innovation – OUI

The innovation landscape has changed profoundly in the past decade and there is now considerable emphasis on opening up to new sources of knowledge and to the ideas of users in particular.  In this report you can find an overview of some of these key trends and the emerging properties which they offer. Open_Collective_Innovation


Ethnography   One of the problems with market research is that asking people questions about their preferences, wishes and needs may not give the full picture. For many reasons people often say something different to how they actually behave. For this reason a useful addition to the market research toolkit is ethnography. This is a

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Transcripts of Torbay Hospital videos

Transcripts are available for: video 1Process Innovation In A Hospital Setting Video 2 Improving The Patient Experience in Torbay Hospital Video 3-Enabling Innovation in a Hospital Setting

Activity – Improving a service process

    Think about a service process which you have been involved in recently – a visit to the bank, shopping, waiting in a restaurant, booking tickets online, etc. Now try using some of the tools below – or others you can think of – to explore ways in which this process could be improved.

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Mind-mapping is a powerful tool to help explore problems and assist search for patterns and connections. You can find a brief explanation here   And more details here.