Deep-dive into innovation topics ordered by category - from 8 innovation types to innovation terms, the process and learnings. Find the resources you need on the topic that interests you most.
What is green innovation? This is a part of social innovation and focuses on new developments in the area of sustainability, climate change and environmental protection. Find your examples here!
What is process innovation? Whether you want to change your supply chain, change the way that information flows in your company or change the actual process of innovation within your organization, these aspects can make you much more successful!
What is social innovation? Social innovation is about creating solutions to societal problems in collaborations across civil society, business and the public sector. What are the challenges you see and how can we solve them?
What is open innovation? Open innovation is an inclusive strategy to leverage intellectual property also from outside the company. Look at our book resources and learn how this approach helps businesses to succeed.
What is radical and incremental innovation? Examples of incremental innovations include the lean startup book, which is based on a method of iterating and experimenting. Check out how to apply incremental innovation for your industry.
What are disruptive innovations? Many disruptive innovation examples exist that changed whole industries. Recent cases include Airbnb or Tesla. Read books, such as the Innovator's Dilemma and check other resources to stay ahead of competition.
What is product innovation? Product innovation is when businesses create value for their customers by launching a new product or an entire new line of products to the market. How these products are invented, tested and launched efficiently and successfully is what product innovation theories teach.
What is an innovation hub? And what are digital innovation hubs? An innovation hub is a place which facilitates the process of innovation and Really Good Innovation is such a hub. Learn about other examples and built up your own hub!
With the age of digitalization, remote work is becoming increasingly popular. Inspire innovation for your remote teams. Look here for resources that help to capture ideas from people working across the globe. Bring people together with the right innovation tools.
What is digital transformation? Explore why a digital transformation strategy is crucial to business success, independent of what industry you are in and develop a competitive advantage today.
What does lean startup mean? Lean startup is an approach focused on experimentation and iteration. Read about the methodology from Eric Ries and check out all our resources to be agile.
Why is a customer persona important? You can use a persona to clearly define your target audience and address the right customers. Check out the best innovation resources that show you how to use this method.
What are the best value proposition examples? A good value proposition is imperative to address customers with the right products and services. Check out our resources, and use tools like the value proposition canvas.
What is the best business model? The business model canvas can help your organization to find the right fit for you. Check out these resources and examples and learn how to develop fitting strategies.
What does blue ocean mean? Is this strategy effective? Like Netflix, companies use innovative business models to tap into new markets. Check out our resources and learn how to use this approach.
Who created design thinking? The design consulting firm IDEO is often credited as the inventor of the technique and at Stanford there is an important institute that teaches the process. Here you can read the best books of all times on the topic.
What is innovation? Innovation can be seen from many perspectives but in the end great innovation is about combining knowledge in new ways to create something useful.
How to innovate in any context? There are many tools, templates and processes that can guide you in your endeavours to be more innovative. Get the most relevant examples of innovation and guides to structure your processes.
Why are big companies failing? While many innovations have failed because there was simply no need for the new product, there is often an issue of corporate inertia. Learn about these examples to avoid common pitfalls.
What is implementation of innovation? Idea implementation is crucial as no great initiative has ever happened without the drive to transform an idea into something more tangible. Learn about examples and get guides to implement your ideas.
How to use an experiment for innovation? Tools such as design thinking can help to experiment with and refine a concept. Learn about examples of experimentation and download free templates that help you set up experimtents.
What is idea management? It is the whole process from idea collection to implementation. Next to software that can help with this process, these resources help you to go all the way to your finished solution.
What is collaboration in the workplace? Internal and external collaboration are both important recipes to success. Check out strategies to set up the right structures to communicate effectively.
What are the sources of ideas? Whether by brainstorming in your internal R&D department or by observing market trends, it is crucial to have a process for coming up with new ideas. Check out these examples and structure your idea generation process.
Why a design focus in innovation? What is innovation design? The creative aspect is crucial when coming up with and developing ideas for potential new products or businesses. A visual focus and the use of design principles thereby helps to be user-oriented.
What are some examples of organizational culture? Without the right human capital it is impossible to develop a company that is able to do business in a successful and sustainable way. Check out examples of how to build your innovation culture.
How do you develop an innovation strategy? Apple or Amazon's approach can teach us a lot but there are a lot of other great resources that give you insights into successful business model. Check them out and develop your own strategy.
What are the 4 types of organizational structure? Structure for organization is key to ensure effective management of a company. Here are some resources that highlight different ways of organizing a business to be successful.
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Green innovation or also eco-innovation includes innovations that focus on aspects such as waste reduction, cleaner energy, circular economy or a reduced need of natural resources. It is thus about environmental and sustainable innovations and is part of social innovation. The main focus is to innovate in order to not harm our planet and all of its ecosystems.
This innovation type is about changing processes and approaches. Process innovation is often seen in the light of operational efficiencies, improving and streamlining production or supply chain processes. However, this can also target HR processes, or even the process of innovation itself: structuring that process more can help to find more and better ideas and implement them in a meaningful way.
Social innovations focus on improvements that benefit our society, be it through new products, services, processes or whole business models. It is thereby a way to bring positive change to our world, reduce inequality, eradicate poverty but also tackle climate change. The topic of social innovation is crucial and if you can innovate business models in a way to address global challenges, many people will benefit from this.
This topic addresses the "how" of innovation. Open innovation aims at a collaborative approach instead of a silo mentality. Using an open innovation approach for your R&D means to collaborate with other organizations, share approaches and technology in order to achieve progress together. This approach is based on the idea that you can benefit a lot if you have access to more knowhow than what exists inside your organization.
Opposite to disruptive innovation, incremental innovation aims at a step-by-step change process. A lot of innovation happens this way, as we always strive to make things a little bit better. Our society might not be very far if we would only focus on this type of innovation, because it often does not radically challenge the way that we do things. Nevertheless this approach can help us to gradually implement customer feedback and adapt our products and services to the competitive environment.
This is to opposite to the incremental changes that often happen when we make a product a little bit better. Disruptive innovation aims at challenging the way we do things and aims and completely turning things upside down. This is often not something that you can plan but rather it happens when you combine different ideas with new technology and think out of the box.
This type of innovation aims to improve the products and services that we have. This can be either by small and incremental changes or through disruptive innovation, leading to completely new product experiences. Product innovation isn't necessarily about physical products but includes more and more digital solutions as well.
When an organization innovates its business model, it tries to create value in a different way or for different customers. Whether the value proposition or the target customer (or both) are changed, business model innovations can lead to important changes. This type of innovation can also include aspect such as "how do you partner with other companies?", "what are the resources you need?" or "how do you create revenues?".
As the name says, this is a hub where innovation happens. It can be either a physical or a digital space (such as www.reallygoodinnovation.com) and intends to help an organization generate, incubate and accelerate ideas. Such a hub can either be internally where different parts of the organization come together to work on innovations, or externally where organizations and stakeholders collaborate to find and develop new ideas.
While it is still highly beneficial to have a physical workshop where people sit in the same room and ideate together, remote innovation becomes increasingly popular and also offers many advantages. Collaboration and idea management tools (such as Ideanote) offer structures for remote innovation and will help you to find and work on ideas even if you are far apart from your colleagues. With remote innovation, there is also no limit on the amount of people that you want to include in the process. Just set up the right structures and invite all your colleagues globally to join the virtual brainstorming.
Digital transformation is a big buzzword nowadays but it is also crucial for any organization, be it a non profit, a startup or a global holding company. It is thereby not meant to just exchange some old software with newer programs. Instead, digital transformation means to move the whole business to a more digital real: think of how to digitalize processes, workflows, products, services and whole business models in order to be more adaptable to your environment and to save money and time.
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