This is a tool to help identify opportunities for process innovation. Process mapping
sources of innovation
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
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
This is an activity to help explore sources of innovation. Click here: Innovation family trees 1
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?
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
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.
In these two videos Professor Clayton Christensen explains his theory of disruptive innovation Extended lecture: Short version:
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.
- Using the 4Ps approach to explore innovation space
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- The Way We Do Things Around Here
- Success and Failure in Innovation
- Strategic planning for implementation
- Strategic advantage through knowledge
- Strategic advantage through innovation
- SPOTS – an audit framework for new product or service development