Searching for innovation opportunities

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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Patrick McLaughlin interview transcript

Patrick McLaughlin, Cerulean video transcript  This is the transcript of a video in which Patrick explains how Cerulean manages its innovation process and particularly highlights the challenges of moving to a culture which supports radical innovation.

TRIZ

TRIZ is an approach to problem finding and solving based on a systematic analysis of problem types.

Absorptive capacity audit

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

Benchmarking in the global automobile industry

  Benchmarking in the automobile industry This case provides an illustration of benchmarking.  The particular project it describes led to the emergence of ‘lean thinking’ as an approach which has had major impact in manufacturing, service and the public sector.    

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

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.