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52 tools for any company to innovate like a Startup /by @nickdemey ... The ultimate guide for the ambitious Innovation Manager (100+ sources) Running innovation projects is hard.

The ultimate guide for the ambitious Innovation Manager (100+ sources)

By definition you’re doing new things so you can’t rely on old habits and routines. If you and your innovation team don’t feel uncomfortable, you’re simply not innovating. That doesn’t mean you’ll need to fly blind. At every moment in your innovation process you can use tools, references, checklists and other innovation methods. We do the same in our innovation projects. I. I.a Subscribe to innovation blogs Everyday you and your innovation team should be fuelled with fresh ideas. Our favorite websites to steal ideas: Where do you find new business ideas? Startup Stash Non-English innovation & inspiration feeds: I manage and read my +500 feeds via Feedly (also available on iPad/mobile). Many of the above blogs and websites have some awesome daily/weekly newsletters. Newsletters worth signing up to: Pocket is a great tool for keeping a track of what you have already read & plan to read!

I.b Use social media as innovation news filters II. Evolve or dissolve! Innovating Innovation? General Mills Makes It Happen. General Mills is one of my favourite open innovation companies.

Innovating Innovation? General Mills Makes It Happen

They have great people on their open innovation team, G-WIN, who are always open to sharing their insights and experiences with others. They also constantly push themselves in their efforts to make open innovation even more successful at General Mills. Now, they have developed a new approach to their open innovation efforts called X3 and I really like how they focus on the need for facilitators. “Since formally launching the G-WIN open innovation program at General Mills five years ago, we learned that our scientists were excited about the open innovation tools available to them; however, they didn’t necessarily know how and when to use them most effectively,” said Mike Antinone, associate director of G-WIN.

The X3 Process includes the following steps: • Ask the right question(s) – gather knowledge internally to gain alignment on your “true” knowledge gaps and technical needs imagecredit: & businessweek. Innovation Tools 9chuck Frey) The 99 Percent - It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas h. Could Governments Get Entrepreneurship? Some people think governments should stay away from the entrepreneurial world.

Could Governments Get Entrepreneurship?

Yet, some of the most interesting programs we have seen recently, such as Start-Up Chile, are promoted by local authorities. However, this program is very recent compared to another initiative called Barcelona Activa. If you have traveled to Barcelona lately, you may have noted its talent attraction campaign, “Do it in Barcelona“. Yet, what you may not know is that Barcelona Activa has been around since 1986. Created as a business incubator with the ambition to promote entrepreneurship in the Catalan capital, it is now the city’s development agency. From small businesses to Silicon Valley Besides Barcelona’s City Council, its backers also include the Generalitat of Catalonia and the European Union.

So how can one single entity combine two somewhat contradictory ambitions, widespread job creation and top-of-the-line innovation? Barcelona’s potential Mobile and tech startups for the Mobile World Capital. What is TRIZ and how can it be used in problem solving or brains. What is TRIZ and how can it be used in problem solving or brainstorming?

What is TRIZ and how can it be used in problem solving or brains

Innovation Tools 10/20/2003 Jack Hipple In the past ten years, a radical new innovation toolkit has entered the West from the former Soviet Union. Invented and originally structured by a patent examiner for the Russian Navy, Genrich Altshuller, TRIZ (Russian acronym, for Theory of Solving Problem Solving) is now competing with tools such as brainstorming, Six Hats and Lateral Thinking, and many other psychologically based inventive techniques. The World According to TRIZ. Business Model Innovation Matters. LEGO SERIOUS PLAY - FACILLITATOR. Lloyd Smith Solutions - White Papers. How Serious Play Leads To Breakthrough Innovation. The following is an excerpt from Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum (HarperBusiness), out March 5th.

How Serious Play Leads To Breakthrough Innovation

It took several hours, but Harry West and his team eventually reached a conclusion about their current challenge: Drinking was weird. West, the CEO of the Boston-based consultancy Continuum, had brought together a diverse group of his top people--collectively, they had degrees in packaging, design, business, engineering, human factors, and technology policy--to help redesign one of the greatest innovations in Swedish commercial history: the tetrahedron-shaped Tetra Paks now so common in Europe, Asia, and much of the world. Dr. Ruben Rausing is usually credited with the idea for the coated flat cardboard package--picture a pourable pyramid--which haven’t changed much since the first Tetra Paks came out in the fifties.

They were designed for the way people drank--sitting down. After years of trying to fix the problem on their own, Tetra Pak’s executives contacted West for help.

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