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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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Uses for ….

This is a simple activity designed to demonstrate the potential of individual and group creativity. Uses for …  

Strategic advantage through knowledge

This case explores the example of Torotrak, a business founded on breakthrough technology but still trying to secure a strong competitive position through the careful deployment of that knowledge. Click for the case and related activity. Torotrak case and activity 2014

Innovation Fitness Test

This self-assessment framework is designed to help organizations reflect on how well placed they are to deal with the challenges of managing 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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Paper aeroplane exercise

The paper aeroplane exercise is a simple group activity which helps explore some of the core topics in innovation strategy.