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Open Innovation vs Closed Innovation: Here’s the Lowdown
“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” Margaret Heffernan – Entrepreneur, CEO and writer Few would disagree with the notion that innovation is driven by the sharing of good ideas. Where open innovation and closed innovation models differ is the question of who should be included in these conversations. Should they be heavily guarded within the walls of your organization? Or is a more collaborative approach more effective? In this article we will run through each approach and weigh up the merits of open innovation vs closed innovation to help you identify the right

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Improvement vs Innovation: Which Is Better For your Business?
How much time should you spend improving your existing processes as opposed to innovating new ones? Should you focus on incremental improvements, or go big and try something completely new? There are two types of companies: those who innovate and those who improve. The...
The 7 Seeds of Idea Management Platform Success at Barenbrug Group
In our last blog for Qmarkets we introduced you to the concept of Three Horizons and explained how this methodology can help you create a balanced long-term innovation portfolio. We also touched on why you might need to invest in a system to support...
How to Manage Innovation Exploration With the Support of an Ideation Platform
In this era of change, both small and larger companies are starting to realise that they will not be able to survive if they continue to exploit existing business models without exploring new ones. As such, more and more of these companies are thinking about how to better structure their innovation exploration activities, often through an ideation platform. Not only is continuous innovation necessary for survival, but also constant refinement and recalibration of existing business models. In this article we will explain what considerations we make when helping companies to structure their exploration activities and explain how an innovation...
Questions & Answers with an Innovation Management Leader from Intel: Viki Almog-Ayzenberg
Last month we hosted a webinar with Viki Almog-Ayzenberg from Intel on the topic of Scaling Innovation Success. This insight-packed session told the story of Intel’s experience implementing a decentralized approach to innovation across various business units at the company. A recording of this...
5 Misconceptions to Avoid When Building Your Innovation Strategy
Innovation — a necessary component of any successful business in the modern world. Without it, our companies would fail to grow and evolve with the ever-changing markets that we are serving. Regardless of the industry your business falls in, innovation can keep your team...
Why Your Innovation Funnel Needs an Overhaul: A Step-by-Step Guide
Traditionally the Innovation funnel is a stage-gate process that organizations use to define their approach to ideation. Businesses that adopt this usually start off by narrowing down their challenges, gathering ideas around them, reviewing said ideas, and then implementing them. However, here at Qmarkets...
What is Innovation in Business and How Can it Build Business Longevity?
You’ve probably heard the term ‘business innovation’ being hailed as a practice to drive business success and to sustain growth during turbulent times – but what does it actually mean? In this blog we’ll endeavour to cut through the noise and give you a...
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Idea Generation Process: The Various Approaches to Gathering & Implementing Employee Ideas
Employee ideas are the backbone of any corporate innovation initiative, and therefore a strong idea generation process that can be scaled across your organization is key. Your employees’ ideas have the potential to have long term impact on your business, leading to new products, services, and processes – and ultimately providing you with a killer competitive edge. So, the process itself must be carefully tailored to your organization’s culture, needs, and fit seamlessly within your business to ensure employee adoption. In today’s blog we will define the key steps that should be included within an effective idea generation process...
Idea Software: A Guide to Idea and Innovation Management
Today innovation has become a lifeline for businesses who have had to pivot and adjust to recent market changes. Yet, innovation doesn’t just happen, it starts with ideas. Ideas can result in new revenue streams, product improvements, enhanced employee engagement, and more. Yet to...
Diversity and Innovation: Benefiting from a Corporate Culture of Inclusion
Diversity may seem like a modern corporate buzzword but behind the noise is a concept that is integral to the success of innovation and beyond. For example, in the animal kingdom, diversity or biodiversity, referring to the enormous variety of life on earth, is...

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