Say the word ‘frugal’ – and it conjures images of making do, eking out scarce resources, managing on a shoestring. And in the world of innovation there are plenty of examples where this principle has triggered interesting solutions. For example Alfredo Moser’s idea of re-using Coke bottles as domestic lighting in the favelas of
DOME final version This case describes a project to improve patient safety through learning from other sectors and offers some interesting insights into the idea of recombinant innovation.
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.
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.
This is a transcript of the interview with Helen King talking about the use of futures techniques for the Irish food industry. helen King Tobias Rooney interview You can find the interview here
Electroco This is a case study of a large electrical company which looks at their innovation capability mapped against the framework model.
Competency mapping is an approach to finding opportunities for innovation by exploring an organization’s distinctive competencies. What does it know about and how could it use this knowledge to advantage?
This is an activity based on the idea of using core competencies as a source of opportunity for innovation. Click here for Harvesting knowledge crops activity
In these two videos Professor Clayton Christensen explains his theory of disruptive innovation Extended lecture: Short version:
Link to a video interview with John Bessant on the topic