2015-06-14 21.12.19
5 Most Powerfull Insights on Innovation Management gained at the ISPIM Conference

“If you go from Moscow to Budapest, you think you are in Paris. And if you go from Paris to Budapest, you think you are in Moscow,” as Gyorgy Ligeti very sharply noticed, perfectly describes the location of the XXVI ISPIM Conference in Budapest. ISPIM, short for International Society for Professional Innovation Management, organized this worldwide event once a year. A place to be for everyone involved in Innovation Management, [&hellip

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A 5-Dimensional Model for Managing Innovation through Organizational Change

I’m in the lucky position to run into quite a few business owners, corporate directors and leaders on a daily occasion. And when talking to them about innovation – and their ambitions – it almost always comes down to one simple question: “How can we implement innovation in our organization?”. A question which seems easy to ask, but needs a complicated answer. In the consulting projects that follow, a range [&hellip

Creating Space for Innovation: The Role of “Design Zones”

For quite some years already, we (as in educational institutes) have been trying to set up the best ‘creative classroom’ possibile, because we believe that it is an essential element of modern education. I believe it contributes to collaborative learning and a strong attitude towards innovation. We are not the only one, many institutes are testing educational concepts based upon collaborative workspaces, Babson College and the Design School probably the [&hellip

Using Games to create Business Model Innovation

I believe this article by Sune Gudiksen is interesting because it explores the rationale of game theory in combination with business model innovation. The article argues that gamification (in the innovation process) could lead to novel business model insights. Gudiksen describes game theory by referrin the ‘magic circle’: “As stated bypioneering play researcher Huizinga (1949), itis a playground in which special rules apply.He further argues that magic circles are ‘temporary [&hellip

Teamwork and Organizational Innovation: The Moderating Role of the HRM Context

This study examines whether staff groups which are organized in teams are better at organizational innovation than staff groups who aren’t. Moreover, it examines whether human resource management (HRM) systems, which can be of facilitating or constraining nature, enhance the teamwork and therefore innovation outcomes. 18 to 45 organizations from the UK manufacturing sector have been researched. Results suggest that the more widespread the use of teamwork in organizations, the [&hellip

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Two Tests to Test your Company’s Innovativeness

In collaboration with Avans University of Applied Sciences, we can provide 2 different tests that will help you analyse your organization’s overall performance on innovation management. The first test, based on John Bessant’s and Joe Tidd’s Managing Innovation focuses on 5 different aspects of organizing and facilitating innovation in your organization. The second test, based on Keeley’s Ten Types of Innovation framework, will provide you with an overview of the [&hellip

The world of Patents in Europe (Infographic)

Did you know for example that there were 265.690 European Patent Filings in 2013 but only 66.712 were granted? Did you know that your invention will be protected in up to 40 European countries based on 1 single application? James Sherwin from SOR Solicitors, a Dublin-based law firm, created an infographic about European Patents. This infographic is published with permission of James Sherwin

10 reasons why you should think twice before starting a start-up.

This week, two different articles were posted indepently from each other, but both strongly related. The first article posted 5 reasons not to start a business and the other one gave us 5 reasons for startups to go bankrupt. What you should think about before starting a startup: If you don’t understand business basics, don’t start a startup. If you don’t have industry experience or knowledge, don’t start a startup. [&hellip

4 ways in which ideas management helps innovation flourish

Ideas management could, according to this article, support the innovation process in four ways: It helps organisations to capture, evaluate and progress proposals It provides a democratic environment to determine the best ideas and to show a willingness to consider all ideas It helps to increase genuine cross-organization transformation It helps in creating a corporate shared view on key activities It may be an advertorial, but at least it provides [&hellip

The world’s best e-courses on Innovation Management

This autumn, we gathered some of the best 21st century courses on Innovation Management for you. While specialist courses at Insead, Berkely or IESE are extremely good, they are expensive and intense. You don’t want to get into the hussle of persuading your employer you’re worth the 50K investment, but still want to learn something? Go for one of the following excellent online courses on innovation (management): Innovation Management Game [&hellip

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