Do you have an open innovation strategy?

In today’s business environment, where startups play an increasingly important role and disruptions come from unexpected corners of the business arena, embracing external sources of knowledge as part of an open innovation strategy becomes crucial! Rotterdam School of Management launches a new programme focused on implementing such an open innovation strategy with a particular focus on the role of startups. What is the role of startups in today’s business environment and how can corporates and startups effectively cooperate? During [&hellip

71 Innovation Methodologies

A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization. We are still looking for ways to categorize them, but for now we’ve based our categorization on the maturity of the organization.     This article was written by Jan Spruijt. [&hellip

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Remember me? I’m a Silly Valley Serial Entreprenerd Unicorpse. I like to leverage Start-Up Jargon.

Remember me? I’m a Silly Valley serial entreprenerd. I’m well-known for using startup jargon, which I learned from Forbes, Fortune and TechCrunch. Shall I share my story with you? Beware: this small piece of text contains 73 jargon words. When I was 16 I launched my first B-to-B business. Some FFF helped me to leverage my first MVP and both an incubator and accelerator thought that monetizing the Business Model [&hellip

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The Lean Scale-Up: Innovation & Entrepreneurship for New Ventures

Traditionally, organization design (OD) is an area of expertise focused on the roles and formal structures of organizations. The main goal of OD would be to design the organization in such a way that it makes it possible for the company to reach its vision and thus facilitates the growth. Use this code to embed this infographic on your website <iframe src="http://www.innovativedutch.com/iframes/leanscaleup.html" name="schematicoverview" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" align="center" height = "300px" width [&hellip

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7 Billion Universities: How Simulation Games could disrupt Education

Over a week ago, I gave a TED talk about the role of simulation games in higher education and how they could disrupt the education system as we know it. Below, you’ll find the video, the slides I used and the full transcript of the text. Are you interested in helping me to make this game ready to enroll in a couple of years?     This article was written [&hellip

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Adaptive Strategy Matrix [Infographic]: exploration vs. exploitation?

I recently ran into an article (Walrave et al 2011) that analyzed a simulation of investing in exploration vs. exploitation. The decision to invest in (mainly short-term oriented) exploitation or to invest in (mainly long-term oriented) exploration is one of the key concepts of management and often referred to as ambidexterity.     This article was written by Jan Spruijt. Jan Spruijt is an expert in Innovation Sciences. He designs business simulations, [&hellip

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6 Skills of Innovative Leadership [Download Infographic]

As part of my role at the School of Innovation of Avans University of Applied Sciences, I was able to contribute to an infographic about the course program of the School of Innovation. It comprises the 6 skills of innovative leadership. These are the skills that should be in the toolkit of every self-respecting innovation professional. Click the infographic to download a high-resolution image.     This article was written [&hellip

The Early Bird Gets the Worm, But the Second Mouse Gets the Cheese: Non-Technological Innovation in Creative Industries

In the most recent edition of the Journal of Creativity and Innovation Management, I ran into an interesting article about being a startup versus being an early adaptor. The article suggests that early adaptors have a higher probability to succeed in the case of non-technological environments than the startups that proceed them. The article suggests that startups or pioneers usually focus on Business Model Innovation. They create radical business models, [&hellip

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Schematic overview to understand the complexity of the Innovation Ecosystem (Infographic)

The Innovation Ecosystem The Innovation Ecosystem is one of the most under-researched topics. One the one hand because policy researchers usually tend to focus more on polls, elections and international collaboration and business researchers usually tend to focus more on organizations and interorganizational collaborations. However, publisher Edward Elgar has repeatedly published interesting works on innovation policy, innovation systems and the like. An ecosystem of innovation could be described as, quoting [&hellip

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15 Best Open Innovation Articles of 2015

2015’s Innovation Management conference (ISPIM) was all about Open Innovation. In fact, it was one of the most keywords – and definitely the most specific one – used amongst all 233 papers presented during the conference. Although the articles are not completely available yet (if you’re not a member), I have used it to draw up a list of the 15 best articles presented on the conference on Open Innovation of [&hellip

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