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Redefining Innovation to Reduce Product Costs

Too often innovation is perceived as a practice that increases the costs of goods.  Contrary to popular opinion, research and experience  demonstrates that innovation might be the most effective tool for reducing costs.

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It’s The End of Innovation as We Know It

For years there has been grumbling about the demise of corporate innovation in the US. Recent announcements bring to light the extent that corporations have abandoned innovation.

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The Wall Street Journal Makes a Stand Against Innovation Inflation

The Wall Street Journal came out with a article that makes public what innovators have been saying for years; innovations are much more than a product extension or upgrade.

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Seven Tips To Purchasing Innovation Management Software So It Doesn’t Become Selfware

Purchasing Innovation Management Software So It Doesn’t Become Shelfware: Innovation management applications are notorious for becoming shelfware; software that a company buys, but nobody uses….don’t let this happen to you.

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Adjusting to Incremental Innovation Portfolios: Avoiding the Erosion of Company Profits and Market Position

As companies prioritize incremental innovations over new products innovation managers need to adjust their innovation portfolio management and adopt new tools

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Innovation Management

Scott Berkum

Video: The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun

Author and Carnegie Mellon alum Scott Berkun shows that much of what we know about innovation is wrong as he explores the history of innovation and creative thinking.

R&D Strategy

A More Beautiful Question

Innovation Requires Asking the Right Questions

Strategy& (formerly Boos & Co, now a division of PWC) blog, "Strategy+Business" has a review of Warren Berger's new book A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (Bloomsbury, 2014).  Berger illustrates the role of questions in spurring creativity and shows that it’s more important to ask the right questions. “The old, closed questions (How many? How much? How fast?) still matter on a practical level,” says Berger, “but increasingly businesses must … [Read More...]

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Open Innovation

Has P&G Proven That Open Innovation is a Failed Experiment

Stay up to date on the most recent news and conferences for innovation. Subscribe to our email updates:   Has the performance of P&G (Procter and Gambel) shown that open innovation is a failed experiment?  … [Read More...]

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Innovation Tools

4 Myths About Innovation Management Software

Found on BusinessToCommunity.com is this article about four of the hurdles innovation management software must overcome in order, not only to be purchased, but adopted by the innovation teams: 1. It Will Only Get in the Way 2. It’s Only Useful for Brand New Ideas 3. Innovation Begins and Ends with the Lightbulb, So What’s the Point? 4. We Don’t Have the Time/ Money/ People/ Etc. Read more at http://www.business2community.com/business-innovation/4-myths-innovation-management-software-0637384#y9GU1Vz2bS7JEyRw.99 … [Read More...]

Innovation Conferences

Google’s Design Conference

Google, a company not known for being ‘design-friendly’ (example for reference) is promoting their inclusion of a design tract at their annual I/O conference.  Google I/O this year will have sessions and workshops focused on design, geared for designers and developers who are interested in design. To start off the conversation, Google is providing a series called […]

Pack Expo International 2014

Pack Expo is North America’s largest industry event.  The trade show focuses on processing and packaging solutions while at the same time introducing new technologies and ideas from many different industries. It’s the one place to discover innovations you didn’t know existed and truly see what is possible. With more technologies and educational opportunities than ever […]

InnoCos Beauty Innovation Leaders Summit 2014

Beauty Innovation Leaders Summit 2014 is a high profile international conference featuring case study presentations from leaders of the most innovative beauty brands and retailers.  Topic covered will include: Marketing Strategies Innovation Connecting with Consumers New Product Development Trends Branding Design Packaging The Beauty Retail Revolution Come to the event and stay for the EXCLUSIVE, one-of-a-kind […]

2015 AIIM Information Management Conference

The Global Community of Information Professionals’ 2015 AIIM Information Management Conference Conference Information March 18 – 20,2015 San Diego, CA USA AIIM Conference Website