Tools

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.

Teambuilding

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

Responsible innovation framework

Innovation is not always for the best and sometimes changes which seem positive at the time turn out to have hidden or unexpected consequences.  Richard Owen and colleagues have been looking at this challenge and have developed a framework for thinking about ‘responsible innovation’.  You can find a link to the (open access) core article

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Sustainability-led innovation toolkit

This toolkit contains various tools which can help deal with the challenges of innovation management for sustainability Click on the link for more details on a particular tool Value stream analysis Value analysis Scenarios    

Strategy toolkit

This toolkit gives some examples of tools which can help in developing an innovation strategy