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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

Innovation Library Management Best Practices

Consider the following tips when planning and using your innovation library management tool: Take full advantage of the ability to describe the many aspects, or categories, of an innovation (ex. idea, intellectual property, prototype, consumer test, etc.) Organizing innovations with these attributes helps differentiate content and allows users greater flexibility when searching for solutions. Utilize […]

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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

Packaging Innovations 2014 Conference

Packaging Innovations 2014 Conference Packaging Innovations London 2014 is a step away from your traditional packaging event, as it combines the world of technology with the creative minds of branding to achieve shelf stand-out. This is one UK event where you can be certain to source the latest innovations in sustainability, design, luxury materials, print and branding. Conference Details: September 30 […]

Core 77 Design Conference 2014 – Object Culture

Meet and listen to accomplished practitioners and problem-solvers discuss the challenges and opportunities they met head on through innovative design and forward thinking.

9th IFKAD — International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics

The 9th IFKAD aims to bring together academicians, policy makers, practitioners and young researchers from different fields to provide an opportunity for discussion and debate regarding “Knowledge and management models for sustainable growth” from a wide range of perspectives – economic, social, environmental and cultural – and to explore the relevance of knowledge and intellectual […]

Social Networking Increases the Flexibility and Velocity of Manufacturing Businesses

Discover how manufacturers are embracing enterprise social networking and mobile technologies to increase the flexibility and velocity of their businesses. Join esteemed colleagues from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council andApriso Corporation, part of the Dassault Systèmes group, as we discuss how Manufacturers are being pushed to respond quickly to rapidly-changing business conditions. This is due to complex global […]