Innovation is not always for the best and sometimes changes which seem positive at the time turn out to have hidden or unexpected consequences. Richard Owen and colleagues have been looking at this challenge and have developed a framework for thinking about ‘responsible innovation’. You can find a link to the (open access) core article
This toolkit gives some examples of tools which can help in developing an innovation strategy
The paper aeroplane exercise is a simple activity to help explore issues around innovation types, strategy and management.
Innovation is about change – but simply changing things randomly and in different directions is not likely to move the organization forward. As the old saying has it, ‘if you don’t know where you are going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else!’ So we need an innovation strategy, some kind of roadmap for guiding and
Strategic planning for implementation is an activity designed to help explore issues in moving from an idea to something which creates value.
This is an activity designed to help explore using the 4Ps framework. There is also an interactive quiz based on this approach – click here For more information on the 4Ps tool click here
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
New technologies around computer-aided design and manufacturing have finally matured to the point where almost anything you can imagine can be made using technologies like 3-D printing. In these videos Chris Anderson, of ‘Wired’ magazine, discusses the implications of this new industrial revolution. Video 1 Video 2
In these two videos Professor Clayton Christensen explains his theory of disruptive innovation Extended lecture: Short version:
We often use the metaphor of survival when talking about innovation – but there are some situations where this is literally true. In the kinds of crisis condition in which humanitarian agencies operate the need to find novel solutions and implement them quickly is always present – and may be the difference between life and