Searching for innovation opportunities

Crisis Driven Innovation

Click  to view case study: Crisis Driven Innovation There is also a video interview with John Bessant on this topic – click here

Emma Taylor – Denso Systems

In this video Emma Taylor of Denso Systems talks about some of the challenges in empowering and enabling employees to become part of a sustained innovation effort across the organization.  You can find a transcript of this interview here.

Architectural and component innovation

 Innovations can be ‘architectural’ – changes in the ways different things are put together into a whole system.  Examples might be a motor car, a mobile phone business, a hospital.  And innovations can also be at the ‘component’ level – the parts which go into those systems – for example, the engine, brakes, fuel tank,

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Paper aeroplane exercise

The paper aeroplane exercise is a simple group activity which helps explore some of the core topics in innovation strategy.

High value innovation networks

This report explores the role which innovation networks play in boosting productivity across a sector.  It forms part of a series on innovation-related themes available from AIM – the Advanced Institute of Management Research. Click here to access the resource:iworks

Search strategies for peripheral vision

This report looks at how a variety of companies and public sector organizations are exploring at the edges of their environment.  It describes experiences with a wide range of search strategies to help identify and anticipate discontinuous innovation. Click here to access the report: Twelve searchstrategies

Instituto Nokia de Tecnologia (INdT), Brazil

This case looks at the work of an independent research centre in Brazil, originally founded by Nokia and still providing an important channel for new ideas for the company.  It has developed a strong focus on user-linked innovation and operates a Living Lab as a co-creation facility exploring innovation needs for the Amazonas region.  Click

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