Category Archives: Chap 16 Innovation and CI

Co-creation and Open Innovation in New Product Development

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Big companies can’t have innovation without real leadership

I’ve blogged before about how most companies on their website refer in some way or another to innovation or being innovative.  That’s because all, or nearly all, CEO’s recognise that the world is changing rapidly and that their operations cannot … Continue reading

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Research Insight: 12 ways to innovate

I’ve been reviewing the Research Insights in the book in order to identify those that will remain in the new edition, and which new ones might be added.  This article is one that might be included.  It identifies that innovation can … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Icon Aerospace Technology’s continuous improvement programme

Good example on themanufacturer.com website of how continuous improvement is being applied in the aerospace industry.  Icon Aerospace, with the help of consultants SiG, developed its 4i continuous improvement programme based around ‘improvement, insight, intelligence, and inspiration’.  The impact has … Continue reading

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Research Insight: how to find the innovative people in your organisation

Over the years I have run a number of two day Innovation workshops for managers from industry.  Amongst other things, the workshops include brain-storming and other techniques for generating new ideas.  And I’ve always been struck by how some delegates … Continue reading

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Air-Ink – creating ink out of air pollution

Who would have thought it!  Gravicky Labs have found a way of using the soot found in air pollution – mainly from motor vehicles – and turning it into an ink used in marker pens.  Best to let them explain … Continue reading

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Birmingham Children’s Hospital outstanding

Listening to Today on Radio 4 this morning, Sarah-Jane Marsh, the CEO of Birmingham Childrens Hospital was inspirational.  Eight years ago this hospital was identified as having major shorting comings in three key areas of provision.  Today it is the … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley moves east?

This report from Capgemini Consulting identifies that Asia now hosts nearly one third of all the innovation centres built and operated, overtaking Europe for the first time.  Four Asian cities are leading the charge – Singapore, Bangalore, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

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Thoughts on innovation

See what four entrepreneurs have to say on this topic in this video here. Source: Fast Company

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Is Japanese innovation an oxymoron now?

A thoughtful article on innovation in Japan on the BBC Business website suggests it is a lack of marketing expertise that is holding back Japanese companies and their ability to innovate.  Also the innovative companies of thirty years ago have … Continue reading

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