Building innovation management capability

Blackstone entrepreneur’s network

Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network is an initiative to strengthen existing entrepreneurial ecosystems in struggling areas by building a network of master entrepreneurs and connecting them with a pipeline of potential high growth ventures

James Dyson

This is a case study highlighting some of the challenges in developing and then growing an entrepreneurial business. Dyson Case Study

Activity – Innovation Management Project

Innovation Management Project  This is a team-based activity built around a ‘live’ consulting assignment looking at ways to help organizations improve some aspect of their innovation management.

Reflection and audit frameworks

These are tools to help build innovation management capability Innovation fitness test Absorptive capacity audit High involvement innovation audit SPOTS framework

Absorptive capacity audit

Absorptive capacity audit.  This is a self-assessment tool to help explore absorptive capacity within an organization.


This resource gives an overview of the importance of team roles. Teambuilding (1) It is based on the work of Meredith Belbin and more information about his description of team roles can be found here A version of the questionnaire which will allow you to assess your own and other team roles can be found here