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Taking Digital Transformation Beyond The Digital

Digital technology can help open new doors to innovation, but only humans can build businesses and launch ideas. Software can execute commands, but can’t choose to go into a new market. More than new technology, corporations need actual corporate transformation, transformation which places a heavy emphasis on innovation, on spirited development and on shared ownership. 

A 4-Step Innovation Framework for CIOs

How do you change from being a “How” person, figuring how to deliver on an innovative vision, to a “What” person, being the one to determine the innovative vision in the first place? This excellent piece explains how you can transform yourself from the Chief Information Officer to becoming a Chief Influence Officer, and eventually the Chief Innovation Officer.

Are you sure you want to innovate like a startup?

Typically, startups go all out on an idea, and while those that succeed do so amazingly, over 95% of startups fail to get off the ground. Corporations work slower, more methodically, and reach an impressive 12.5% success rate. As corporations begin acting like startups, this article explains the need for corporations to re-address how they are using the startup ecosystem for their own innovation.

Digital Transformation Is Coming From The Bottom Up, Survey Shows

When we last updated the Q-Review, we presented an article from Forbes explaining how digital transformation is something that needs to be handled from the top down. Without support from the company’s top executives, supporting the initiative from the very highest levels, digital transformation will fail. Now, a new survey shows that what digital transformation taking place so far has...

Top Four Things Entrepreneurs Should Know in the “Year of Digital Acceleration”

Andrea Walsh is one of Australia’s tech sector’s very few chief innovation officers, managing 15 countries for Isentia. Walsh describes 2017 as the “Year of Digital Acceleration”. If you’re building a business, these are four things Walsh believes you need to know.

Open Innovation Converts Risks to Opportunity

DNV GL, along with Sustainia, and the United Nations Global Compact, launched their Global Opportunity Report. The project team spoke with government, business and civil society leaders across five continents, asking them to rank 15 sustainability opportunities, and outlines how disruptive technology and open innovation play a part in shaping the future of Global Opportunity.

The Chief Innovation Officer Should be in Charge of New Territories. Not More. Not Less.

The Chief Innovation Officer’s function is becoming increasingly strategic. However, the description of the office is still in its infancy and varies among the various companies. This excellent, in-depth article, based on interviews with dozens of Chief Innovation Officers and other C-level functions of large companies. explains why the perimeter of the Chief Innovation Officer should be new territories. Not...

Apple’s 1st Quarter Results Prove Innovation Has Nothing to Do With R&D

Tech giant Apple recorded their best quarter ever. However looking back over the past decade, sales and revenues have dropped, even though their investment in R&D has been annually increasing. The conclusion is simple: investment in Research and Development is not the same as innovation. Spending more money on Research and Development is not the answer. Reviving the Culture for...

11 Things I Learned Building an Innovation Program

No one is safe from industry disruptors, no matter how protected you feel your industry and business model are. Eric Potter, head of Waterton’s innovation initiatives, including their lab and accelerator, shares 11 mistakes and lessons he learned along the way.

5 Signs Your Company Needs or Lost Innovation

Innovation can have a great impact on a company’s culture, career and success. The biggest hurdle facing many Chief Innovation Officers is being able to recognize whether your company is in need of an innovation culture or alternatively, has lost its innovative spirit. These five key signs are a great place to start learning how to tell the difference.

Why You Should Care about Employee Engagement

If your employees are happy, then all is well. Right? Well, not so much. If you want to take full and complete advantage of your employees, you need to provide them with added value to make them more than just happy, make them willing to go that extra mile for you. This excellent article provides several tips on how to...

Innovation Inspiration: A New Device Could Make Memory Implants a Reality

In 1990, Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in “Total Recall”, a futuristic film about memory implants gone wrong. Now, scientists at the University of South California have created an “artificial hippocampus”, which is the part of the brain responsible for turning short-term memory into long-term memory. Though human implementation is far off, this breakthrough has very important implications for health and research.

Innovation Inspiration: Solar Power to Rise from Chernobyl’s Nuclear Ashes

Chernobyl, for decades synonymous with nuclear disaster, looks like it might be getting a new lease on life. Two companies from China plan to build a one-gigawatt solar power plant on 2,500 hectares of land in the exclusion zone to the south of the Chernobyl plant, investing $1 billion in the new venture.

Innovation Inspiration: Scientists Genetically Modified Salmonella to eat Cancerous Tumors

That feeling you get when you eat something rotten and get really bad food poisoning? That might be the next weapon in the war against cancer. Researchers at Duke University have taken the Salmonella typhimurium bacteria and are taking advantage of its unique capabilities to turn it into a “cancer-seeking missile”.

Innovation Inspiration: Airbus CEO Sees ‘Flying Car’ Prototype Ready by End of Year

Flying cars have always been the stuff of futuristic movies. Now, Airbus CEO Tom Enders wants to make them a reality. Enders told the DLD digital tech conference in Munich that he plans to test a prototype, hoping Airbus could fly a demonstration vehicle for single-person transport by the end of the year.

What Will Process Excellence Look Like in 2025?

Everyone wants to know what the future holds. What will the weather be like on the trip I’ve planned, how will the stock market behave, what will be the next breakthrough technology to change our minds? We don’t have answers for any of those questions, but PEX Networks’ Andrea Charles can help us divine what Process Excellence will look like...

Digital Transformation Or Digital Free Fall: What Every CEO Must Know

Digital Transformation is the way of the future, but many leaders are failing to understand that playing digital catch-up isn’t enough. Digital transformation is a new way of leadership, culture, strategy, and talent. Read this excellent article from Forbes to learn how you can successfully implement digital transformation in your Enterprise.

Channeling Innovation in the Workplace

Innovation can be broken down into five steps: ideation, evaluation, selection, development and implementation. However, mechanically following these steps by rote will not necessarily create business success. Success needs a culture of innovation in the workplace, a culture that treats everyone like an entrepreneur. Read up on this and 4 other steps to create an innovation culture in your workplace.

Continuous Improvement Case Study: Voya

In 2013, Voya Financial spun off from ING Group, and had to rebuild and rebrand an as investment and insurance firm. They set themselves with the goal of making it “America’s retirement company.” Using Continuous Improvement methods, they did just that. Read the Chief Learning Officer case study on how they did it.

Where Good Ideas Come From

In this riveting TED talk, science, technology and innovation writer Steven Johnson takes us on a tour, guiding us through the history of ideas. While many people believe all our best ideas come from one great, Archimedes-like “Eureka!” moment, the real story might be something entirely different. Taking us through London’s coffee houses, Charles Darwin’s natural selection and idea creation...

2017, A Year Of Innovation

We hope you enjoy reading our Q-Review page, as we search the net to bring the latest and greatest stories in innovation as well as our recent blog posts, highlighting innovation uses in the real world. This week we went back and gathered the best content picks from 2016 so you can enjoy them once more before we go back...

Innovation Inspiration: Another Nuclear Fusion Record just got Broken in South Korea

A clean, safe, and virtually limitless source of energy. Sounds like a dream, or even a fantasy, right? Not anymore. Researchers in Korea broke another record on the way to nuclear fusion, after the Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) reactor in South Korea maintained ‘high performance’ plasma in a stable state for 70 seconds this week– the longest ever...

Innovation Inspiration: Amazon Completes First Drone-Powered Delivery

13 minutes from order to delivery. That’s the record Amazon set on the initial run of Amazon Prime Air: drone delivered orders. The first trial opened in Cambridge, England, two weeks ago, and Amazon is looking to quickly grow its offering. Amazon also has Prime Air labs in the US, Austria and Israel as well as the United Kingdom, so...

Innovation Inspiration: Scientists Reverse Aging in Mammals, Predict Human Trials Within 10 Years

Scientists at the Salk Institute in California, showed it was possible to reverse ageing in mice, allowing the animals to not only look younger, but live for 30 per cent longer, by stimulating four genes which are particularly active during development in the womb. This process was shown to work at turning back the clock on human skin cells in...

Why Ford’s Alan Mulally Is An Innovation CEO For The Record Books

When Alan Mulally took over as CEO in 2006, Ford had lost a whopping 25% of its market share since 1990, Ford’s brands required major capital infusions to compete, and Ford’s development cycle time lagged their Japanese counterparts by months. Resigning as CEO 8 years later, Mulally’s revolution is one that will be studied by MBA students for years to...

How chatbots will revolutionize holiday shopping

E-commerce websites were the first great disruptive innovation the internet brought to Christmas shopping. Instead of running around stores looking for presents, you could do all your shopping by browsing at home. This article explains how chatbots will be the next great disruptive innovation, forever changing how we do our Christmas shopping.

Hatchimals: this year’s Christmas blockbuster toy — and a Canadian innovation

Toronto-based to company Spin Master is the maker of this year’s impossible-to-find Christmas toy, “Hatchimals,” a furry little robot that hatches from an egg and responds to its owner’s cues. But the idea behind this toy, which has sold out weeks before Christmas, is a simple one, showing that ideas can be found anywhere, and can be harnessed into success.

Creativity, Change and Innovation: the handsome threesome

How can you position creativity against two other concepts that are inextricably connected to it: innovation and change? In a nutshell, “We need creativity to work on innovation , in order to bring about positive change.” For a much more in-depth explanation, read this article on how, when done right, creativity, change and innovation can work hand in hand to...

How 8 CIOs are using machine learning to boost innovation

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are changing the way businesses are run and how decisions are being made. Machine learning is being using in fraud detection, self-driving cars and everything in between, by governments and the private sector. Read what 8 top CIOs have to say about how they are using machine learning to boost innovation in their own companies.

Google’s “Window Wonderland” Brings New York’s Holiday Retail Extravaganzas To The Web

At Macy’s landmark Herald Square store, peak throngs of more than 10,000 people an hour come to take in the spectacular Christmas window display depicting Santa Claus receiving emails, texts and YouTube videos from children. That’s a lot of folks for one city block in New York, but a dinky figure by internet standards. Google has partnered with 18 major...

How online tools and open innovation can support implementation of Paris Agreement goals

Earlier this month, MIT’s Climate CoLab presented its work in front of a United Nations panel on Climate Change in Marrakesh, Morocco. The MIT team was in Marrakesh to build new collaborations with the international community in support of the Paris international climate agreement, signed in 2015. The team was also there to showcase the role that crowds and web-based...

How to build a culture of innovation

When all the large firms are all seeing the same signs and reading from the same innovation playbook, they all come up with the same innovation strategies to target the same markets. Read six tips on how to be an inventor, and take your innovation game one step above everyone elses.

The engineering and management of innovation

Innovation and Creativity have much in common, and are often easily confused. In this article, we take a look at the role played by engineers and managers and how they both approach the innovation process, and what each side can deliver to improve the process. Combining the relative strengths from each side is the key to successful innovation.

When Good Innovation Breaks Bad

Innovation is only as good as its weakest link. If you are going to help your innovation achieve its full potential, you need to switch your mindset, from proving how cool an innovation is, to trying everything possible to uncover its potential weaknesses. It’s better if to beat prototypes into failure during development, than have your users do it for...

Disruptive Forces Blow Up 21st Century Business Models

Karen Morris, former Chief Innovation Officer at AIG and Senior Fellow of The Institute for Innovation in Large Organizations describes the latest trends in 21st century innovation and their impact on the modern company, and how each company should learn to embrace innovation and support it from the very highest levels within the company.

Innovation Inspiration: NASA has completed the $8.7 billion James Webb space telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope has provided humanity with unprecedented glimpses into the universe. However, Hubble is schedule to be replaced in 2018 by a far more powerful model, the $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which will be able to see the universe as it was 13 billion years ago. The JWST is equipped with a 21-foot, gold-coated mirror...

Innovation Inspiration: The Engineer Who Fixed His Own Heart

Tal Golesworthy was five or six when he learned that he had Marfan syndrome, which required surgery to remove part of the aorta along with the adjacent heart valves, and would leave him dependent on anticoagulants for the rest of his life. Using his engineering training and Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Golesworthy instead came up with ExoVasc, a revolutionary new method,...

Innovation Inspiration: This Code Can Be Used By Anyone to Create Their Own Bionic Limbs

Samantha Payne’s startup Open Bionics allows anyone in the world to download and 3D print their own bionic limbs. Payne’s use of 3D scanning and printing has made it 20 times less expensive to create artificial limbs, giving the world’s two million upper limb amputees the chance to use prosthetic limbs that a couple of years ago would have been...

Innovation Inspiration: Solar-powered Pipe Desalinates 1.5 Billion Gallons of Drinking Water a Year for California

Necessity is the mother of all invention. The concerns of an ever-changing climate and severe drought conditions in California have out of necessity led to the invention of The Pipe, unveiled at the Land Art Generator Initiative in Santa Monica, California. The Pipe turn 4.5 billion liters of saltwater into drinking water each year, and uses a smart release system...

The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Alexander Osterwalder, has a packed resume, including inventor of the Business Model Canvas, lead author of Business Model Generation, and co-founder of the website Strategyzer.com. Read his excellent guest post on bad habits that foster execution but can easily kill new growth initiatives inside your company.

Help Employees Innovate By Giving Them the Right Challenge

Google, Facebook and thousands of other hi-tech startups around the globe believe that cool office decor, with ping-pong tables and bean bag chairs, will create innovation. On a macro-level, this might even be true. But how to foster innovation on the individual level? Research shows that out of over 40 variables, the best way to inspire innovation is to create...

5 Principles for Open Innovation in International Development

Stewart Jones, Chemonics’ Management Solutions for Development Practice manager, provides a basic background on open innovation, and how open innovation can best be harnessed to bring about positive results for companies working on international development.

Lean Manufacturing: A Sustainable Approach for O&P Practices

Lean Manufacturing emphasizes using ideas in ways that enable continual change and improvements. This excellent piece explains how, no matter what field you operate in, your staff and employees are an invaluable tool at your disposal. “It is all about establishing collaboration with staff — those who are doing the work day-in and day-out… Tapping into staff’s expertise as a...

What Leadership Approach Best Fosters Innovation?

Executive Chairman of the Worldwide Center for Organizational Development Jon Warner takes advantage of his 15 years of experience as a senior executive to provide tips and pointers on how to build the best approach towards your employees, colleagues and business in order to create an atmosphere of innovation.

Seven reasons why you really need an Innovation Strategy

Iason Onassis, Senior Director and managing consultant at Philips Innovation Services explains why having an innovation strategy is crucial, and provides a simple list to support his point as well as determine whether the innovation strategy you have is working for you.

Why Innovation Beats Invention

David Perla, President of Bloomberg’s Law Division, discusses the innovation insights that came to him as a result of reading about Jack Chen, a blind lawyer at Google who takes advantage of the many tools at his disposal to work alongside his colleagues, despite all the physical and logistical challenges facing him. We are programmed to think that innovation and...

Kaizen—Can It Go Wrong?

Kaizen, or “continuous improvement” is one of the core themes in corporate innovation. But the question needs to be asked, can Kaizen ever be bad for an organization? It can if you are only improving locally, but the entire process isn’t improving together. If everyone isn’t improving together, then you can be harming your efforts down the line.

6 Ways To Drive Greater Return On Your Process Improvement Investment

When done right, process improvement can transform a company and it’s innovation processes, from one end to the other. When it’s not done right, though, your process improvement goes down the drain. Following are six often overlooked factors which are critical to the success of the process improvement efforts in your organization:

5 Successful Open Innovation Examples

Dr. Henry Chesbrough of the Haas School of Business, defines Open Innovation as “a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology.” Read how GE, NASA, Coca-Cola Lego and Samsung took this to heart.

Innovation Is Still A Black Box To Most

Despite all the talk on the topic, innovation still largely remains nothing more than a buzzword for too many executives who know that they need to be innovating, but have no idea where or how to begin. Professor McGrath of the Columbia Business School points out different fears executives have and how to address them and begin innovating.

What Value Are You Creating For Your People?

Your employees work for you, and are expected to produce the results. If they don’t, you’ll find someone who will. Right? Not quite. Dave Brock draws on his experiences at Tektronix, Keithley Instruments and IBM to show that the paradigm is backwards. If you want your employees to reach peak performance excellence, you need to begin working for them!

5 Innovation Truths: as told through Top Gun movie clips

“I feel the need – the need for speed!” Is there anyone born in the Eighties who doesn’t know of Top Gun? The film was an immediate success, and recruitment for the US Navy jumped by 500% following the movie’s release. Recruiters went so far as to set up booths in theaters where the movie was showing. But Top Gun...

What I Learned Interviewing Innovation Executives at 5 of The World’s Largest Corporations

Everyone wants to be the biggest. Everyone wants to be the best. But, as was saw from Kodak and Blockbuster, being the biggest and the best in a dying industry is not a position you want to find yourself in. Read takeaways from interviews held with leaders of MasterCard, Ford, BBVA, Barclays, and Marriott to learn how they keep innovating...

Process Improvement and Innovation

“Kaizen”, or Continuous Improvement, is a versatile method of innovation. Lockheed Martin’s Alan Hohn draws upon his years as a software lead, manager and architect to explain how Continuous Improvement is his preferred method of innovation when it comes to software development.

Trigger Business Innovation Using Advanced Systems

How can an Innovation Management platform improve your processes? Read this article to learn how an IM platform can take your innovation processes to the next level, and for tips on what you should be looking for in an IM platform. (Hint: Flexibility)

Does Your Brand Need Innovation or Growth?

Front-End Innovation, Efficiency Innovation, Disruptive Innovation, and many more. Call it what you want, but businesses need to think less about putting a label on their innovation, and focus on getting down to work, delivering brilliant solutions to meet their clients’ problems.

Innovation Inspiration: Brain Controlled Bionic Legs are Finally Here

Gudmundur Olafsson is part of a highly exclusive club, he’s one of the only people on the planet who owns a brain-controlled bionic limb. When the electrical impulse from his brain reaches the base of his leg, a pair of sensors embedded in his muscle tissue connect the neural dots, and wirelessly transmit that signal to the Ossur Proprio Foot.

Innovation Inspiration: Domino’s Gets OK for Drone Pizza Delivery

Fast food chain Dominos Pizza has partnered with drone business Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world, starting in New Zealand later this year. If it is successful the company plans to extend the delivery method to six other markets – Australia, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany.

Innovation Inspiration: Hyperloop One’s Futuristic Transportation System

Watch the video in the link and take a closer look at Hyperloop One, formerly Hyperloop Transportation, the transportation system proposing to shoot humans from point A to B at 750 miles-per-hour and which just announced $80 million in Series B funding.

Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World

Europe remains the most productive continent on Earth in terms of its research output, but the European Union is looking for ways to transfer the research into technological and commercial gains. Read this article to learn what are the 5 key areas in which the EU will be focusing its efforts in order to bring this about.  

The Changing Shape Of The Modern Workplace

The workplace has gone through many changes, including open spaces, telecommuting and flexible hours. Now companies are dedicating their efforts to making their workplaces become more innovative. In this article, read up on how companies are trying to do this, and what are the key advantages the innovative workplace provides.

Report Suggests Path to ‘Culture of Innovation’

This report from the Partnership for Public Service outlines four steps and recommendations on how to go about building a “Culture of Innovation” in the public sector. As the public sector is generally though of being a step behind the private sector when it comes to innovation, this report is a very interesting read.

Ready-made customer base for new products: Crowdsourcing provides remarkable benefits for companies

A new academic study released by the University of Vaasa shows that when done properly, crowdsourcing can make an organization’s innovation management more customer focused. In turn, this leads to innovations being more noteworthy and gaining more demand in the markets. According to Ari Sivula, the author of the study, “It is smart for a company to use crowdsourcing in...

Why R&D Spending Is Not A Measure Of Innovation

Without a dedicated R&D budget, no company can innovate properly. However, that doesn’t mean that spending more on R&D will necessarily lead to more innovation. Read this excellent article explaining the relationship between R&D and Innovation, and how to reach optimal results in both.

Collaborative Overload Original

Too many people working together on one issue can lead to “Over Collaboration”. This article by the Harvard Business Review explains how using the right technology can solve the “Over Collaboration” challenge/issue by redirecting employees’ focus to effective ROI collaboration, cleaning up the other distractions that get in the way of your innovation process.

Innovation Inspiration: A US driver made it to hospital while suffering a pulmonary embolism after putting his car into autopilot

Did you know that there are thousands of casualties every year from car accidents that are a result of a medical emergency? Well this issue could soon be a thing of the past with the advent of self-driving cars…

Innovation Inspiration: MIT and Microsoft Research made a ‘smart’ tattoo that remotely controls your phone

Finally, a good reason to get a tattoo? Take a look at this cool wearable (and disposable) tattoo, which can be used to control your phone, turn into a touchpad, or share data using NFC, and decide for yourself!

Prize Competitions Help Agencies Innovate

A report by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy showed that prize competitions for innovative technology have increased in number and in scope. Read this article to discover the advantages to awarding prizes as a motivational tool and how gamification can greatly increase your participation and engagement levels.

The Magic of Open Source Innovation through Collaboration

“The best type of innovation is driven by Collaboration” – Gartner VP, Marcus Blosch. Read Blosch’s excellent summary of the Red Hat Summit and the benefits collaboration and crowdsourcing present for everything from getting a marble from one point to another to multinational enterprises.

Expanding Citizen Science Models to Enhance Open Innovation

Citizen scientists play an active role in various scientific quests, but find themselves shunned to the fringes of scientific research, dealing with the scut work. Now, that model seems to be changing, and crowdsourcing answers for science questions is gaining steam.

Opportunity Now: Europe’s Mission to Innovate

We imagine innovation in a linear way, as a pipe-line with inputs and outputs. But focusing only on the pipeline misses the real needs of Europe’s more diverse and demand-driven innovators. In this official EU study, read what steps the EU has decided to take to ensure their innovation needs are met in the years to come.

Turning the Gears of Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation – The latest buzzword to hit the world of hi-tech. Everyone is doing it, but no one really knows what it is. Read this excellent summary of a study by Nemertes Research on Digital Transformation in the world of business, and the success it enjoys.

Solve the Corporate Innovation Problem – ENGAGE the organization

Innovation excellence requires excellence both in the early, idea phase and in the execution stage. In some cases, that’s not enough, though. In this article, read up on what to do when your innovation process isn’t enough, and how to engage your company to solve the problem.

Three Innovation Missteps that Sunk Yahoo

What happens to companies which fail to innovate? History provides us with some famous examples of companies which were not able to leave their comfort zone and innovate their way forward. This week we’ll look zoom in on the story of Yahoo! At one point Yahoo! was one of the largest websites in the world. Today, they are a fraction...

Innovation Inspiration: China finally built an elevated bus that straddles traffic and it’s totally bizarre

The TEB-1, or Transit Elevated Bus, took its first test ride Tuesday in the northeastern city of Qinhuangdao, in the Hebei province. It’s roughly 16-feet tall, and offers about 7 feet of space underneath for cars to travel through. The bus, which can carry up to 300 passengers, rides along tracks embedded in the street.

Innovation Inspiration: Floating Underwater Tunnels Planned for Norway

To remedy the problem, Norway is undertaking an ambitious project to build a fully submerged floating traffic tunnel beneath the waves of the Sognefjord, a troublesome body of water that runs 3,000 feet wide and 4,000 feet deep.

How To Unleash Sustainable Innovation That Matters

A study by MIT Sloan and Boston Consulting Group found that 2/3 of business respondents felt sustainability issues were important, but only 10% fully tackled them. Following are 15 tactics to build mutual prosperity for shareholders, the planet and the local community

The Risk Of Not Innovating

Everybody wants innovation, at least in theory. However, implementing a big new idea might require new hires, equipment, and other expenses. Despite all of this, not taking enough risk could very well end up being the biggest risk of all.

‘Mistakes are essential to innovation, it means you are trying new things’

When Michael George Hemus founded his startup, ‘Plumen”, he had no idea that five years on, it would shift over half a million products and would expect to make sales of more than £1m this year alone. Read what he has to say about his success and the failure of his last startup, and the fundamental difference in his approach.

Pokémon GO Defines the Future of the Web

The rise of new technologies are at the core of driving the transformation of how we consume information. Read how Pokemon Go is leading the way in this paradigm shift.

Four ways to make your business embrace innovation

How should you go about switching from managing tech to building the next big thing? Speakers at the TCS Innovation Forum in London suggested four best practice lessons for executives on how to quickly and effectively respond to the growing demand for creativity.

Retaining the innovative spark

The fall of an empire: A look at the “arc” of Kodak’s existence, and why consistent, continual innovation is so important.

5 Ways to Join the Ranks of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Although the older employees don’t like to admit it, often, the best innovations come from industry newbies or employees on the lower level of the business chain. Deepak Sharma, Global Head of Engagement Marketing at Wipro, shares his 5 tips on how to recreate successful innovation in your company.

Innovation Inspiration: Crowdfunding project aims to grow meat

Prof. Yaakov Nahmias, an award winning biomedical engineer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the team at SuperMeat are developing a system to grow REAL meat, non GMO and without antibiotics in machines in supermarkets and communities all over the world.

Innovation Inspiration: ASU researcher creates system to control robots with the brain

A researcher at Arizona State University has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A device records electrical brain activity, sending commands wirelessly. So far up to four drones can be controlled at once.

How Can You Simplify Innovation?

When innovation begins, it is full of obstacles which need to be avoided in order for the innovation to eventually be successful. Here are four routes to convincing business cases.

Innovation: Why, What, Where, When & Who; How & How Much?

Most organizations are unsure of their steps regarding innovation, and aren’t sure if what they’re doing is good enough to guarantee a secure path into the future. Read this handy guide on the basics of innovation.

Why ‘innovation tourism’ is killing big companies

Large companies “purchasing” innovation by buying a startup sometimes end up failing to bring about real change. Read up on four partnership models which can be much more effective in bringing about innovation.

To Foster Innovation, Connect Coworkers Who Share Aspirations

We each have an identity, formed as an individual, a community which we belong to. The key to innovation is to connect between people with different identities. Read more in this article from the Harvard Business Review.

“Bad” Innovation Is Just What Your Company Needs

Innovation is essential for all companies, even if they are not the blockbusters we hear about on the news. This article contains four excellent reasons to pursue innovation, even if it won’t make headlines.

Don’t Let Quarterly Revenue Concerns Stifle Innovation

Public companies may be tempted to cancel innovation projects which are not showing a profit or are not contributing to revenues in the short term. SciQuest’s Beth Hendriks explains why this can be harmful to your business.

Innovation Inspiration: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4.

The 5 Most Effective, Least Used Digital Innovation Hacks

The Gartner 2016 CIO Survey revealed five stand-out innovation practices that correlate with the highest digital return. Read this article to learn what these five steps are and how you can implement them in your innovation processes.

How to use Design Thinking to Design an Innovation Lab

In the simplest and broadest sense, an innovation lab is a physical space dedicated to the creation, development, and execution of ideas. This article discusses ways in which to use design thinking in order to design an innovation lab.

So, Who Should Control Innovation?

When it comes to large business and companies, the question arises as to which department should control innovation. Should it be Marketing? Operations? Strategy management? Each division can put forth a case for “owning” the innovation process. This article discusses who should be given the reins to the company’s innovation process.

My Perfect Innovation Department

When we think of a modern company, we look at profits, earnings, share price, and at their product portfolio. Another aspect to look at is how innovative the company is. Luis Rajas Fernández outlines his perfect innovation department and explains how he reached that conclusion.

The Rise Of The Intrapreneur

Never before has there been such a push for employees to take ownership of their own corner of a company. This can mean creating a new division or launching a new initiative. Read more on the birth of a new idea in corporate innovation: the Intrapreneur

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