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  1. Turning on Your Innovation Light Bulb

    Audio Session: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:00pm

    In this audio session Sarah Caldicott, President of StarWave Associates and a descendent of Thomas Edison through his second wife, presents research on the methods used by her famous forbear to innovate and invent. Caldicott has identified five competencies used by Edison in his work, which include unstoppable persistence, kaleidoscopic thinking, balancing the creative and the practical, building high-performance collaborative teams, and moving markets. Caldicott presents the reasons why examining Edison’s methods is useful today and provides a number of specific steps that make Edison’s approaches applicable to 21st century corporate environments. (12 pages)

  2. InnovationCUBE Team Kit -- The Ultimate "Do-It-Yourself" Resource for New Product Innovation

    Publication | Posted: 2009-04-21

    The do-it-yourself guide to improving the innovation management process

  3. Technology and Strategy Roadmapping Implementation Kit

    Publication | Posted: 2008-08-01

    The Technology and Strategy Roadmapping Implementation Kit is a guide based on practitioner insights and experience

  4. Special Report on Open Innovation Practices

    Publication | Posted: 2008-08-01

    To provide a real-world, practical guide to implementing open innovation, Management Roundtable is pleased to announce its new Special Report on Open Innovation Practices. This Report presents exclusive insights and implementation advice from the foremost experts and leading industry practitioners.

  5. Special Report on Managing Intellectual Property for Product & Technology Development

    Publication | Posted: 2008-08-01

    The heat is on R&D to innovate and the ability to leverage intellectual property (IP) is key. While IP is estimated to comprise as much as 90% of corporate value, most companies have difficulty leveraging this asset. Increased patent activity in industry, a crowded innovation space, and costly litigation have compounded the challenge.

  6. Open Innovation Networks: Creating and Managing an Ecosystem for Innovation Locked

    Research | Posted: 2008-07-04

    While a select group of leading companies have successfully adopted open innovation, demonstrating impressive results, many others are moving slowly or stumbling along the way. Many companies equate open innovation with technology scouting. While scouting remains important, open innovation is much broader incorporating partnerships and informal relationships with networks of external innovators. Fostering these networks is an ongoing process that requires a company to approach business in a fundamentally different way, both externally and internally. In this June 2008 presentation, Mike Docherty, CEO of Venture2, provides an introduction and framework for creating and managing a network of external innovators. This presentation provides case studies demonstrating successful open innovation networks, as well as a straightforward approach to planning, structuring and managing external innovation partnerships to drive internal growth. In this presentation Docherty discusses the importance of moving beyond a narrow focus on technology scouting; defining strategic intent and developing network charters; a framework for creating and managing networks of partners; and how to structure collaborative pilots to harvest opportunities for innovation. (46 slides & audio)

  7. Tireless Communication: Experts Share the State-of-the-Art in Product Development Locked

    Research | Posted: 2008-04-15

    This overview of the Management Roundtable’s April 2008 PD IMPACT conference summarizes a range of presentations which reflect the current state of Product Development across industries. Presenters from such firms as Texas Instruments, Boeing, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Kimberly-Clark, Honeywell and MEDRAD discussed roadmapping, portfolio management, co-development, open innovation and many other topics of current interest to R&D and product development managers. Issues around managing shared networks and anticipating markets and trends emerged as particularly important themes. Expert practitioners reported that much of the challenge of product development today is engaging these invisible resources and networks to achieve innovation. A variety of tools can facilitate that process; but, at the heart of it all, there is people – communicating tirelessly and incorporating lessons learned into the next iteration. (7 pages)

  8. Technology Scouting: Going "Outside" for Rapid Innovation Locked

    Research | Posted: 2008-03-28

    Many top companies are moving to a more open form of technology and product development in which they leverage technical capabilities developed in other sectors or industries to address their own internal needs. Going outside can both speed up and improve technical development, free up scarce internal resources for other high-impact activities, and lead to greater innovation. The key is being open and knowing where to look, how to qualify, and how to apply new externally-developed technologies for rapid commercialization – at a profit to your firm. Rather than relying on ad hoc and sometimes haphazard approaches to technology sourcing, many firms are adopting formal Technology Scouting programs to provide a structured, focused approach to identifying and acquiring new technology. This presentation by Technology Scouting expert, Dr. Jay Paap, presents an overview of the major features, rationales and tips and techniques related to Technology Scouting. Click here to download the presentation slides and then download the text transcript of Dr. Paap’s talk below. (24 pages)

  9. Demystifying the Link Between Innovation and Business Value: A Process Framework Locked

    Research | Posted: 2007-08-23

    Innovation is a crucial component of business strategy, but the process of innovation can be difficult to manage. To plan organizational initiatives or bolster innovation requires a firm grasp of the innovation process. Few organizations have transparently defined such a process. In this presentation, innovation expert and faculty member in the Information School at the University of Washington Kevin Desouza offers a process framework and proposes mechanisms to measure the value of innovation. The innovation process is broken down into the discrete stages of idea generation and mobilization, screening and advocacy, experimentation, commercialization, diffusion and implementation. For each stage, Desouza provides context, outputs and critical ingredients as well as mechanisms to measure performance. The presenter concludes the audio session by linking these performance measures to business value measures. (48 slides)

  10. Taking the Next Step: R&D Centers in China and the Shift Toward the Internal Market: An Interview with Jihong Sanderson Locked

    Research | Posted: 2007-05-28

    Jihong Sanderson is Executive Director of the Center for Research on Chinese-American Strategic Cooperation, affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley and a lecturer in UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business as well as in its School of Information. Her expertise is based on more than 18 years of experience with organizations and businesses in China and the United States and on her subsequent academic research. In this exclusive interview she discusses the background behind the growth of R&D centers and co-development in China. Sanderson emphasizes that one of the challenges facing Western firms in China is that this vast country is as diverse culturally as the EU. She also provides tips on such topics as partner selection, communication with Chinese partners, protecting Intellectual Property, and the role of the Chinese government. Sanderson has concluded that an important shift is occuring in terms of product development activities in China. Whereas most partnerships with Western companies have been aimed at Western markets, Sanderson foressees a future where a great deal more R&D and product development in China favors internal markets. (6 pages)

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