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Frugal innovation

  Say the word ‘frugal’ – and it conjures images of making do, eking out scarce resources, managing on a shoestring. And in the world of innovation there are plenty of examples where this principle has triggered interesting solutions. For example Alfredo Moser’s idea of re-using Coke bottles as domestic lighting in the favelas of

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Case study – Espresso Mushroom Company

A Case Study on the Espresso Mushroom Company A gourmet mushroom growing company fuelled by waste coffee grounds; If one didn’t know that this start-up was based in Brighton, (the home of the UK’s first Green Party MP and notoriously eco-minded), they could pretty well make the assumption. But the Espresso Mushroom Company is much

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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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Aquapax case study

A Case Study on Aquapax For a product concept that began amidst a culture of religious fervour, as seventeenth century pilgrims bottled water from religious wells to take home as holy relics, the public perception of bottled water has undergone a dramatic transformation since its origin. It sits now in an increasingly politicised context, as

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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

Process innovation at Torbay hospital

In these videos medical staff from Torbay Hospital UK, talk about their work in trying to make improvements to service quality and patient experience Video 1   Video 2   Video 3   You can find transcripts of the videos here

Pixar case study

Pixar is one of the most successful animation studios in the world.  Recently bought by Disney it has a long track record of innovation and this case explores some of the underlying management approaches which it has learned and embedded.

Joseph’s

Joseph’s   You aren’t going to find any technicolor dreamcoats just yet but for shoes, jewellery, accessories, even a DIY crocheted beanie hat, you might want to add Joseph’s to your shopping list. For the past year a new shop just off the main pedestrian precinct in Nuremberg has been offering a glimpse into the

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