sources of innovation

Process mapping

This is a tool to help identify opportunities for process innovation. Process mapping

Self-test quizzes

These are some quick interactive self-test quizzes covering various themes. Introduction to innovation Social innovation and entrepreneurship Globalization Building innovative organizations Sources of innovation Discontinuous innovation Searching for opportunities Innovation networks Developing new products and services Starting new ventures Knowledge and intellectual property Creating value and growing ventures Learning to manage innovation      

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Nirmalya Kumar, India’s invisible innovation

In this video Nirmalya Kumar, professor of Marketing at the London Business School describes four types of “invisible innovation” currently coming out of India: Product innovation Outsourcing innovation (many companies are contracting Indian businesses to do product development work) Process innovation Management innovation

Competency mapping

Competency mapping is an approach to finding opportunities for innovation by exploring an organization’s distinctive competencies.  What does it know about and how could it use this knowledge to advantage?  

Harvesting knowledge crops activity

This is an activity based on the idea of using core competencies as a source of opportunity for innovation.   Click here for Harvesting knowledge crops activity  

UK Design Council

The UK Design Council has been actively promoting a design approach to innovation for many years.  On its website there is a rich set of case examples, many with video illustration.

Disruptive innovation

In these two videos Professor Clayton Christensen explains his theory of disruptive innovation Extended lecture: Short version:  

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.