Ask most people to name a few sectors which are highly innovative and the chances are you’ll find the usual suspects – pharmaceuticals, aerospace, medical electronics, computer games and so on. But turn the question to those sectors for whom innovation is most important – and the list may change. In particular there are many
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This is a case study of a medium sized family‑run business which specialises in the wholesale supply of bakery products to the airline industry. It describes their approach to continuous improvement and employee involvement in innovation. Click here for the case: Forte
This case explores how Adidas, the sports goods manufacturer, has been working with open and user led innovation approaches to revise the ‘front end’ of its innovation processes and move along the emerging trajectory of ‘mass customization’ Click here to view Adidas
This is a video of an interview with Francisco Pinheiro, Strategic Innovation Manager with Atos which I managed to carry out during the ISPIM conference in Barcelona. In particular we talk about the challenges of getting innovative ideas from employees via internal online platforms in the company. There is a transcript of the interview here.Francisco
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.