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
Deep dive Absorptive capacity This explores the concept of AC and its implications for building innovation management capability
Supply chain learning This deep dive explores the theme of shared learning and innovation across supply chains and suggests that the competitive advantage of firms like Toyota owes much to sustained implmentation of this approach
Servitization This deep dive explores the growing shift towards a service economy with even large scale manufacturers changing their approach.
Discontinuous innovation deep dive
‘With every pair of hands you get a free brain!’ This comment from a manager sums up a big innovation challenge. how to mobilise the natural creativity within a workforce and engage them in the innovation challenge? This deep dive explores some of the issues involved. High involvement innovation There is a related tool
Frugal innovation is a term increasingly used to describe an approach to innovation which is simple and sustainable. It grew out of experiences in locations where shortages of key resources required ingenious solutions to problems and where the simplicity of such innovations permits their widespread diffusion.
This is a report exploring the ways in which design thinking can contribute to effective innovation. AIM Executive Briefing Intelligent Design
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 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