The Q-Review

Innovation Insights from across the Net

Welcome to The Q-Review – Qmarkets’ recap of some of the best innovation insights on the web! In this space we plan to bring you the most interesting powerful and helpful ideas from the world of innovation, searching the net to bring you the latest and greatest stories in innovation as well as our recent blog posts, highlighting innovation uses in the real world.

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How Swiss Post's Partnership with Qmarkets Achieved Award-Winning Results

Lorenz Wyss, head of ideation at Swiss Post and the recent recipient of a prestigious international idea management award, talks about the major transformation efforts the 60,000-strong company has undertaken, and how Qmarkets’ innovation platform has helped manage and guide the process. 

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How to Succeed Through Innovation

"In order to succeed you need to innovate". A sentence that sounds so simple is in reality an incredibly complex statement that holds within it an entire world of...

"In order to succeed you need to innovate". A sentence that sounds so simple is in reality an incredibly complex statement that holds within it an entire world of options. What is innovation? How to innovate? What type of innovation does  my company need? Trend Hunter's Charlie Hewak provides us with a guide for the perplexed, listing three basic tips you can use to start using innovation to create success. 

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Where Innovation Management and Big Data Meet

Big Data is more than just a keyword - it's reality. We are surrounded, embedded and immersed in data. Every site we visit, every item purchased online, all our...

Big Data is more than just a keyword - it's reality. We are surrounded, embedded and immersed in data. Every site we visit, every item purchased online, all our online actions create data points which can quickly overwhelm any company that doesn't know how to manage this data properly, which is where Idea Management comes in.

The right Idea Management software is the difference between structuring your workflow to take advantage of Big Data, or drowning in the information. Idea and Innovation Management software can support your company's innovation processes by creating an environment where innovation can really thrive. One of the ways it can do this is by automating processes that can give you a leg up on the competition in handling Big Data. Together, Big Data and Innovation Management are the perfect combination to keep driving your innovation processes forward until you succeed. 

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Global innovation report: How the UK must change its tune

Every year the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the INSEAD business school, and the SC Johnson School of Business at Cornell University publish the Global Innovation Index (the GII), ranking...

Every year the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), the INSEAD business school, and the SC Johnson School of Business at Cornell University publish the Global Innovation Index (the GII), ranking the countries of the world on a scale of innovation. The UK has come in at a respectable 5th place in this year's report, but is actually down two places from last year, and the trend seems set to continue. This article outlines a list of things the UK needs to do to stop falling and climb back towards becoming a global innovation leader.

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San Francisco Named a Global Leader in Disruptive Innovation

San Francisco is many things to many people. San Francisco is Jerry Rice and the 49ers, it's Madison Bumgarner and the Giants. San Francisco is cable cars, the Golden...

San Francisco is many things to many people. San Francisco is Jerry Rice and the 49ers, it's Madison Bumgarner and the Giants. San Francisco is cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and sourdough bread. San Francisco is one other thing - Silicon Valley, perhaps the world's premier innovation hub. Consultants A.T. Kearney have named San Francisco as the city best able "to attract and retain global capital, people and ideas." Read this engrossing article to understand how San Francisco is leading the world of innovation. 

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​8 Ways to Structure Innovation

What does it mean for a company to be innovative? Take a business idea and put it to the test - is your idea bold, sustainable, life changing? Or is it the...

What does it mean for a company to be innovative? Take a business idea and put it to the test - is your idea bold, sustainable, life changing? Or is it the same idea everyone else has, only packaged in a slightly different way? In order to better understand your goals for your idea, this article provides 8 different types of innovation, so you can see which category your idea falls under, and so you can act accordingly to boost your idea and advance it down the right path. 

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Why a Center of Excellence is Key for Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is one of our favorite topics, and we can't seem to get enough of the debate around whether it needs to be driven from the top or...

Digital Transformation is one of our favorite topics, and we can't seem to get enough of the debate around whether it needs to be driven from the top or as a grassroots campaign from the bottom up. This week, we look at Dell EMC and their Digital Transformation process. They argue that you can't achieve successful Digital Transformation without support from the top and a dedicated Center of Excellence (CoE). Do you agree?

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Creating Breakout Innovation

NGOs, community groups, philanthropists and charity organizations are all attempting to embracing cocreation and crowdsourcing as ways in which to engage the community in order to tackle large problems. It seems,...

NGOs, community groups, philanthropists and charity organizations are all attempting to embracing cocreation and crowdsourcing as ways in which to engage the community in order to tackle large problems. It seems, though, that only very few of these efforts result in bold innovative advances and powerful solutions. So, what does it take in order to deliver breakout innovation? This article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review lists five practices of Breakout Innovation. How many of these are you already doing?

 
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Struggling to build a culture of innovation? Maybe it’s you, not them

One of the most crucial elements of successful innovation is creating a culture of innovation in your organization. Mitch Ditkoff, an innovation consultant who has worked with GE and other...

One of the most crucial elements of successful innovation is creating a culture of innovation in your organization. Mitch Ditkoff, an innovation consultant who has worked with GE and other Fortune 500 companies discusses what he calls "weak spots hiding in plain sight", reaching a surprising conclusion - the person trying to build the culture of innovation is the one preventing it from coming to fruition. Read more of this interesting article to discover what are three roadblocks on the path to a culture of innovation. 

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Why Organizations Today Need to Hire Innovation Officers

The role of Chief Innovation Officer is a relatively new one, but it isn't that new. And yet, many companies still don't have one. This article from Entrepreneur India provides...

The role of Chief Innovation Officer is a relatively new one, but it isn't that new. And yet, many companies still don't have one. This article from Entrepreneur India provides four reasons why having a Chief Innovation Officer is more than just something good to have, but is a necessity if you want your company to advance and stay one step ahead of the competition. 

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These 7 Disruptions Could Be Worth Trillions of Dollars

Technology never stops advancing, never stands still. Amazon, Google, Apple and others are working nonstop on "The Next Great Thing". Catherine Wood, CEO of ARK Investment Management and former CIO of Global...

Technology never stops advancing, never stands still. Amazon, Google, Apple and others are working nonstop on "The Next Great Thing". Catherine Wood, CEO of ARK Investment Management and former CIO of Global Thematic Strategies at AllianceBernstein lists what she believes to be the top 7 upcoming disruptive technologies. How many of these are on your watchlist as well?

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From Our Blog

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How to turn a Multinational Automotive-Finance Company into an Innovation Powerhouse

With over 3,100 employees across 36 companies, RCI Bank and Services is a multinational finance company which is focused on delivering innovative services to customers of the Renault and...
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How RTE, Europe’s Biggest Transmission System Operator Implemented a Collaborative Innovation Lab

RTE is an energy and utility provider, France’s electricity transmission system operator, responsible for the operation, maintenance and development of the French high-voltage transmission system. Approximately 100,000 km long, the system is...
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How Qmarkets Partnered with NHS to Create the Most Sophisticated Healthcare Innovation Exchange Platform in the UK

Tammy Holmes, Innovation and Adoption Programme Manager for the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), talks about the changes in the healthcare industry in England, the challenges in...
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Digital Disruption and How Businesses Can Best Leverage It

At some point, digital disruption comes for every organization. While some companies might be flexible and lucky enough to ride a wave of disruption and survive, if you are able...
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