Who should be thinking about innovation in your organization?

I am often asked whether one person or function in an organization is sufficient to coordinate and manage innovation. The answer is “no”. While I agree that it is very hard to get whole organizations to think about innovation, it certainly is a distributed capability. Let me just recap. Back in 2015 I wrote that… Continue reading Who should be thinking about innovation in your organization?

Teaching on innovation systems – afterthought

The connection between the body of knowledge of innovation/technology management and the body of knowledge about innovation systems development is the body of knowledge on knowledge and how it emerges, gets assimilated, absorbed and further developed.

Four functions of innovation and technology management

Originally published in November, 2015, revised in March 2018 I would like to continue the “Instigating Innovation” series (see opening post here, where to start and the post about culture here). The idea behind this series is that I explain innovation management concepts that can be used by both enterprises and technology transfer and industry support institutions. To recapitulate:… Continue reading Four functions of innovation and technology management

Innovation as cultural as opposed to innovation as a technique or function

Originally published in August 2015, revised in January 2018 Reflecting on the correspondence I have received after my previous post and recent training sessions with manufacturers, I have come to realise that people are looking for tools and tricks to encourage innovation in their workplaces. Sometimes it is actually not even about innovation, but about making… Continue reading Innovation as cultural as opposed to innovation as a technique or function