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 […]

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 […]

Video: The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun

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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.

Innovation Teams Don’t Work – Here’s What Does

From VentureBeat comes this article that explores why innovation teams consistently fail to deliver on their targets and why a company that wants to innovate successfully needs to consider the contribution of their company’s entire culture’s. Read the full article here.

Four Reforms Needed For The Ways Patent Reform Will Change How You Innovate

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In order to gain patent protection for their inventions, almost every US based innovation, R&D and new product development organization will be forced to adapt to the Patent Reform Act’s dramatic changes.

Questions You Should Ask on an Innovation Audit

From Innovation Excellence:   If we are going to improve innovation in our organisation then an accurate current assessment of the our creativity, agility and innovation capacity is essential. An innovation audit looks at a number of issues to see what is working well and what is impeding innovation in the company. It asks analytical questions […]

Patent Reform Will Spell the End to Open Innovation

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Patent reform will spell the end to open innovation, an important methodology for innovation used by some of the leading consumer goods and food and beverage companies. The America Invents Act, also referred to as patent reform, goes into effect in March of 2013.  Some of the law’s key provisions directly effect how companies can […]

Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process

From Harvard Business Review (HBR): Most companies sabotage their own innovation processes without meaning to. I’ve noticed five tell-tale signs of this syndrome, which I recently described during a talk to the Columbia Media Forum.

In 2013, The Patent Reform Act Will Force a Transformation of R&D Management and Strategy

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In 2013 Patent Reform Act Will Force a Transformation of R&D Management and Strategy: The most significant change to US patent law since it’s inception will come into effect in March of 2013.  In order to gain patent protection for their inventions, almost every US based innovation, R&D and new product development organization will be […]

New Innovation Inventorying Software Saves Global Company From Repeating Costly Projects

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InnoAnalytics.com, a new kind of innovation management software, has been saving a Fortune 250 company’s innovation department from repeating costly R&D projects. InnoAnalytics.com combines the most effective elements of knowledge management software (Oracle and SAP), idea capture software (BrainBank, BrightIdea, Goldfire HypeInnovation), and cloud storage applications (Dropbox.com, drop.net, sugarsync, and SharePoint) into a powerful and […]