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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Activity: Sources of innovation Where do innovations come from? Use the chapter in the book on ‘Sources of innovation’ to give you some ideas. Try and generate a list to populate the table below with examples. Source of innovation Examples R&D laboratories New drugs in pharmaceutical industry Market research New or improved
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
In this TED talk Charles Leadbeater makes the case for innovation becoming a much more open activity involving a wide range of stakeholders.
In this TED talk Stephen Johnson explains how ideas emerge and connect to enable innovation.
Value curves 1 This is a useful tool to help explore innovation opportunities in developing new products or services.
DOME final version This case describes a project to improve patient safety through learning from other sectors and offers some interesting insights into the idea of recombinant innovation.
Process mapping activity