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Search strategies for peripheral vision

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

Helen King – Futures thinking

Futures thinking at Bord Bia This podcast is an interview with Helen King, who is Senior Business Analyst with Bord Bia , the body responsible for supporting the food and drink industry in Ireland; and Tobias Rooney, who’s a Principal with Innovaro, a major innovation consultancy. It particularly explores his experience with the use of

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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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Michael Bartl

This is a video interview with Michael Bartl of Hyve, a German consultancy which specialises in innovation management.  It explores the use of new approaches to ‘crowdsource’ ideas and identify user needs.  There is a transcript of this interview here.

Crisis Driven Innovation

Click  to view case study: Crisis Driven Innovation There is also a video interview with John Bessant on this topic – click here

Minimonos – Melissa Clark-Reynolds

‘Minimonos’ is an online game aimed at children which currently has around 250,000 players and is growing fast. (www.minimonos.com) It has a particular focus on sustainability and is a great illustration of the innovation space opening up in this area. In this video interview the company’s founder (and Alpha-Monkey!) Melissa Clark-Reynolds gives some great insights

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Emma Taylor – Denso Systems

In this video Emma Taylor of Denso Systems talks about some of the challenges in empowering and enabling employees to become part of a sustained innovation effort across the organization.  You can find a transcript of this interview here.

Adidas

This case explores how Adidas, the sports goods manufacturer, has been working with open and user led innovation approaches to revise the ‘front end’ of its innovation processes and move along the emerging trajectory of ‘mass customization’ Click here to view Adidas