Reversing Your Company’s Shrinking Lifespan

By: Planbox We are all living longer than we used to but the companies we work for are not. Corporate life expectancy is at a serious decline. Our life expectancy has increased by almost 30% in the last 80 years but corporate life expectancy has fallen by almost 500% in the same period. This rapid […]

7 Fascinating Conclusions From ‘INNOVATION – Creating the Future’

By: Knowledge, Innovation and Strategies Management Club   The international conference “Innovation – Creating the Future” attracts more than 200 delegates from over 15 countries, brings businesses and universities together and provokes them to brainstorm on how to work together for a better future for both parties and how innovation could be an integral part for a […]

Why is it important to certify a professional in Innovation?

By: Vera Oliveira Santos Head of Innovation at WINNING Scientific Management   The concept of innovation has already been applied in Portugal with the competence. The next step is to acknowledge capabilities that allow to ‘make it happen’ in a disciplined way and with measurable results Innovation has become a buzzword in the speeches of […]

Universities and companies join forces for lung cancer diagnosis

By: University of Trento Leading Italian University in Innovation Education A European consortium of researchers and scientists is at work to develop a novel diagnostic kit. The Mirna Diseasy project, funded under Horizon 2020, is coordinated by Optoi, a Trentino-based company. The University of Trento participates with a Cibio laboratory to identify microRNAs that can […]

Agile Development and Lean Startup Methodology: How Do They Fit Your Innovation Agenda?

By: Dr. Irene Spitsberg, the Managing Director at InnoVentures LLC   Having worked with a number of companies over the last two years implementing “lean startup” processes, I’ve noticed that there is still quite a bit of confusion surrounding certain Lean Startup concepts and Agile Development. More specifically, can they be integrated with the Stage-Gate process many […]

Government Innovation From Within

UAE Edition. Part 1 By: Rafael Lemaitre, ShiftIN Partners   Based on our research undertaken in cooperation with the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU – MERIT), and sponsored by ShiftIN Partners and The Global Innovation Management Institute, we surveyed circa 250 government leaders in the UAE (at […]

Government Innovation From Within – 2

UAE Edition. Part 2 INNOVATORS AND THEIR ORGANISATIONS By: Rafael Lemaitre, ShiftIN Partners During our research we examined various factors at both the individual and organisation levels. For the individuals we analyzed their skills, domain knowledge, risk appetite, and attitudes while at the organisation level we looked at leadership styles, incentives, and processes. Innovators Characteristics […]

Government Innovation From Within – 3

UAE Edition. Part 3 INNOVATION IMPACT By: Rafael Lemaitre, ShiftIN Partners Measuring the impact of innovations is not a straightforward task and is an area of high subjectivity. However, it is important to try to understand the perceived impacts that innovations have within the different entities surveyed. We asked the respondents if their organisations had […]

Rapid, iterative experimentation process – A ‘Lean Startup-style’ approach to innovation

By: Courtney Wood, Ron Jonash & Mick Simonelli The emergence of disruptive digital technologies and changing customer expectations has made innovation an imperative for companies to remain sustainably competitive and stimulate growth. Realizing the benefits of innovation requires a systematic approach to not only generating novel ideas but converting them to meaningful business value. Rapid, […]

The Road To Innovation In The Middle East

How innovation pioneers such as 3M, Ericsson and DAFZA are navigating internal barriers to drive innovation in the Middle East By: Carlos Guevara and Dr. Hitendra Patel, with special collaboration of Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Sudarshan Chakravarthi, Lisa Nyman, and Anthony Denatale   ABOUT THIS PAPER The 30th of November 2014, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, […]