“Unlocking Innovation: Ignite and Advance your Innovative Culture” is an event focused on the most advanced strategies and theories for establishing an enterprise-wide innovative culture. It provides insights on the most challenging issues that innovation professionals face, by exploring the latest innovation processes, tools and structures and select those with the highest potential for an organisation.
“Innovation is all about people. It is about the roles people can play, the hats they can put on, the personas they can adopt.” In an exclusive book excerpt from the General Manager of Ideo, we meet the 10 personality types he takes to keep creativity thriving. The writer classifies these 10 personality types into three categories: The Learning Personas, the Organizing Personas, and the Building Personas
According to the National Innovation Initiative (NII), Innovation will be the single most important factor in determining America’s success through the 21st century. The NII defines innovation as the intersection of invention and insight, leading to the creation of social and economic value.
The conference ‘Promoting Innovation and Competitiveness: A Transatlantic Dialogue’ took place at 28 April in the Hague, the Netherlands. The main aim of the conference was to increase synergies across the Atlantic to boost the competitiveness of both economies and to spur dynamism between both innovation ecosystems.
The fourth Community Innovation Survey made available data on innovation in the service sector. This opened the way to extending research into comparing innovativeness in the service and the manufacturing sectors.
Paul Schumann, editor and publisher of the Innovation Road Map describes the linguistic origins of innovation, creativity and ingenuity:
“Innovation, innovate, innovator, innovant, innovative, innovatory, renovate, novation, these are but a few forms of the central concept within innovation – nova. Nova is Latin but it originates from the Indo-European neuos. Neuos meant new or now…….
In 2004, IBM conducted a worldwide study on innovation, the Global Innovation Outlook, and one of the key findings on the changing nature of innovation in the 21st century is that it requires wider collaboration across disciplines and specialties. In fact, the study concluded, among other things, that “combinations of technologies, expertise, business models and policies will now drive innovation.”