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Why People Buy Innovation Management Software

June 23rd, 2021|

Every year, IdeaScale analyzes our system and customer data and releases a report on crowdsourced innovation trends and benchmarks. You can find this year’s report here, but one of the questions that we pay a lot of attention to is why people are looking to purchase an innovation management platform in the first place.

Technology for Better Innovative Management

May 24th, 2019|

In today’s workplace, you’re expected to do as much as you can with a variable amount of resources. How can you keep an in-office, remote, or combination workforce engaged using technology? We recommend four steps: educate, collaborate, monitor, and secure.

Key Innovations that are Transforming the Supply Chain Industry

May 22nd, 2019|

Technology is transforming every industry across the globe, and its effectively driving the business world forward as a whole. At the center of all of this is, of course, the bottom line, or the consumers, and how they benefit from the integration of tech solutions into the processes of their favorite brands.

Digital Factory of the Incumbent: Software of the Mind

May 15th, 2019|

This paper was originally published on smartinsights.com, the 11th of September, 2018. Republished here with permission from the author.

Technological changes are one of the leading advocators to shape customer value. They are characterized by a process of social technological variations, rooted in different disciplines e.g., economics, sociology, and psychology.

Leading Innovation within Government Agencies: What to Drive and What to Avoid

May 6th, 2019|

As innovation professionals, we too often look for inspiration from organizations such as Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Spotify, Google, etc. Cultures within these businesses are encourage transparency, experimentation and autonomy resulting in engaged workforce of the best and brightest minds, pumping out game changing products on-schedule, on-budget and on-point. We want that for the organizations that we support. We want to drive those behaviors.

How to Innovate with Big Data: 4 Essentials

April 11th, 2019|

A few years ago, big data was a brand new frontier for businesses, and few could afford to leverage the technology on a large scale. Today, it’s much more accessible for companies of all sizes, and the field of big data has begun to mature.

How IP Law Encourages Creativity

February 27th, 2019|

Innovation is crucial for our society. Technological developments in every area of life have completely transformed the way that we communicate, travel, work, eat, and so much more. Without realizing it, we count on inventors like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk to improve and transform our daily lives. What we also don’t realize is that one of the driving forces behind innovation is intellectual property (IP) protection.

A More Innovative Europe? Think Different About Innovation!

December 20th, 2018|

In Brussels, the Research & Innovation Program Horizon Europe (FP9) is the talk of ‘EU town’. Horizon Europe is hoped to be the great leap forward of Europe to close the innovation gap to the US and stay ahead of the emerging innovation giant China in the coming years.

How Technology Can Augment Human Collaboration

September 26th, 2018|

Innovation requires collaboration, but collaboration is stuck in a rut. Data science can help us climb out. It can increase the scale, the intentionality, and the nuance of how we collaborate. With the right data and algorithms, we can set our teams up to do something innovative.

The i-Word

October 27th, 2017|

Is there any word more fundamental to the modern business lexicon than ‘innovation’? To say that it forms an important part of enterprise is probably an understatement.

Can Everyone Be Innovative?

September 12th, 2017|

Innovation is an integral part of many organizations today, and for good reason: it helps companies stay agile, relevant, and evolving. However, innovation is often difficult to achieve—or is even met with resistance.

Is Your Team Proficient in the 3 Cs of Innovation?

August 29th, 2017|

When leaders foster a culture of innovation, they enable their teams to be creative, flexible problem-solvers who thrive in the face of change. But what is a culture of innovation? And how does a leader begin to foster one? Building a culture of innovation originates with embracing The 3 Cs: critical thinking, curiosity, and customer-centric design.

Lessons from Apple on Why Aesthetic Innovation is Important

June 22nd, 2017|

It’s pretty much impossible to argue with Apple’s success. It’s one of the most valuable companies in the world, and has maintained dominance for its reputation as an innovative company that produces top-of-the-line hardware. Because of its products and brand reputation, Apple has gained a cult following that will buy nearly every new product that emerges, year after year. So why, even with the high price tag, are so many consumers willing to shell out for every new gadget that comes along?

Why Your Business Transformations Fail

June 6th, 2017|

Ambitious and impractical business schemes can often lack the fundamental elements needed to make them a reality, leaving huge expense and casualties of the blame game in their wake. The business world is littered with the remnants of unrealised programs and unsuccessful plans for development, several of them so high profile as to have attracted national notoriety.

How the Innovation Principle Supplements and Balances the Precautionary Principle

May 31st, 2017|

The aim of the precautionary principle seems laudable: lacking scientific consensus, the burden of proof for an action or policy not being harmful to the public or to the environment lies on those taking that action. In practice, however, this principle has proven a deterrent for innovation - particularly within the EU. How can the innovation principle - that is, examining new policies or plans for a negative impact they have on innovation - help to supplement and balance out the precautionary principle?

Where to Start with Innovation? Begin by removing the Barriers

May 24th, 2017|

Surveys show that the large majority of senior executives see innovation as critical for their businesses but what if you want to make your organization more agile and innovative where should you start? You could launch a big initiative with grand statements, training classes and an ideas scheme but you tried all those last year and they fizzled out. It is better to begin with a brutally honest assessment of what is preventing innovation from happening today.

Five Ways Sustainable Innovation is Different from Normal Innovation

April 18th, 2017|

Today's innovation rules were forged in a world that paid little attention to sustainability, where profit was separate from this higher purpose. Yet the disruptive nature of sustainability must surely change the way we innovate too. We must continue to reinvent our innovation processes to ensure it is fit for a changing world, in the five ways highlighted here.

A Look Back at Three Innovations that Have Changed Our Lives

April 4th, 2017|

Nowadays, the words “innovation” and “creativity” get thrown around a lot in the business and academic world. But the road to making successful innovations is filled with challenges, opportunities taken or missed, and plenty strikes of luck. Often, people invent machines to face a recurrent problem. These inventions, in turn, spawn other inventions and innovation. These types of inventions have the most impact on society. Here’s looking at three inventions that have changed our lives forever.

Three Hurdles to Sustainable Innovation

March 15th, 2017|

Most people agree on the importance of sustainability in innovation, so why is it difficult to deliver? In this article, we’ll explore three hurdles to sustainable innovation: it’s often not considered by innovators themselves as they plan their projects; sustainability is not framed as an exciting and imaginative opportunity; and that sustainable innovation may not fit into a company’s ongoing processes.

The Engineering Behind Modern Superstructures

March 10th, 2017|

Human talent, drive and innovation can achieve incredible feats - and what more tangible example than modern superstructures? Let’s take a look at some of the drivers behind building bigger and better buildings worldwide, from improved materials, to cross-sector collaboration and beyond.