Open innovation

Absorptive capacity audit

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

Roy Sandbach, P&G, interview transcript

This is a transcript of the interview with Roy Sandbach of Procter and Gamble describing their ‘Connect and develop’ programme.  Roy Sandbach interview transcript   You can find the interview here    

Tad Golesworthy

Tad Golesworthy is a classic example of a user innovator.  When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors’ medical knowledge to design a better repair job.

Fabian Schlage, Nokia Solutions and Networks

Fabian is Innovation manager at NSN and he is seen here in a presentation to the ISPIM conference exploring ‘True open innovation at NSN.   There is also a case study of NSN on the Portal.

Helle-Vibeke Carstensen

Helle-Vibeke Carstensen is responsible for innovation within the Danish Ministry of Taxation and in this video talks about some of the challenges of enabling innovation in the public sector.  There is a transcript of the interview here. More details can be found at: http://www.skm.dk/foreign/ She is also involved with Mindlab, an innovation support agency which

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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.