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Living Labs and Open Innovation
Ideation & Collaboration

Living Labs and Open Innovation

"Living labs" is a label applied to an array of very different innovation infrastructures that did not make it in the Ja...

The Innovation Manager's Reading List
The Innovation Manager

The Innovation Manager's Reading List

As an innovation manager, drawing inspiration from those who have walked the ground before you is one of the most import...

Innovation and the Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty
The Innovation Manager

Innovation and the Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty

Some football-related thoughts as the world turns its attention to the 2018 FIFA World Cup over the next few weeks. Ther...

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation
The Innovation Manager

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation

There is something awfully unnerving about a place that has lodged, entertained, and inspired people like Sir Isaac Newt...

The Power of Problem Exploration
The Innovation Manager

The Power of Problem Exploration

"‘Houston, we’ve had a problem here." John Swigert’s famous words, delivered in a voice as calm and clear as the mountai...

Giving Shape to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
The Innovation Manager

Giving Shape to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

Imagine this: You're new to your department. Your boss walks in, stares you in the eye, and, as your palms start to swea...

Best of the Bonn Forum: Lessons from the Innovation Community
Open Innovation

Best of the Bonn Forum: Lessons from the Innovation Community

How can an event be inclusive and exclusive at the same time? By appealing to a variety of professionals who work in a v...

Is Your Company Prepared for GDPR? What You Need to Know
Governance

Is Your Company Prepared for GDPR? What You Need to Know

It's May! If you're like us, you're probably wondering how the past four months flew by so quickly (our annual innovatio...

The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say
Open Innovation

The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say

 Yes, the title shamelessly alludes to the "Friends" television series. And yes, this will be an atypical blog post.

Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care
The Innovation Manager

Planned Change Management: What It Is and Why Innovation Managers Should Care

We talk a lot about change here in this blog, and most of it refers to change through innovation.

How Absorptive Capacity, Knowledge, and Idea Management Build Innovation Competence
Strategy & Alignment

How Absorptive Capacity, Knowledge, and Idea Management Build Innovation Competence

Let's start with some defining statements and then explore Absorptive Capacity, as it has an important role to play in i...

How the 'Not Invented Here' Effect Impacts Innovation Success
People & Culture

How the 'Not Invented Here' Effect Impacts Innovation Success

Getting past the 'corporate immune system' Imagine the scene. A warm summer’s day. The tree-lined slopes of gentle hills...