Case Study

Opening Up Innovation at Tata Steel

Open Innovation (OI) is a well-established way to increase options for innovation. It is quite prominent in areas such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods (CPG), but much less so in manufacturing industries. Kevin McFarthing recently find out more from Pete Longdon, who runs the OI programme at Tata Steel and details them in this post.

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Opening Data to Innovation: stories, takeaways and twists

There's lot of discussion now about "big data" and "open data". I've hunted stories from Britain and Japan that fall into three groups: using patterns in visitor behaviour to redesign their experience; using social data and peer benchmarking to help individuals; and using crowdfunding to measure demand for innovative new products. Distilling takeaways and twists on each set of stories, I suggest four principles for working with data that relate to curiosity, empathy and generosity.

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How to Scale Innovation

Increasingly, companies who have long focused on open innovation and idea management are incorporating design thinking as part of a “well balanced diet” for enterprise innovation. We at batterii are excited to be working with Pfizer, one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies, to help them bring the power of human centered innovation to every one of their 77,000 employees.

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Triumph of the Innovation Economy – Part 6

Over the last two and half centuries, innovation has changed human life more dramatically than in all of the previous millennia. But some are now asking if the world’s great innovation engine has broken down. Has America lost its innovation power?

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Innovation as a Virtuous Cycle

A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, "Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer". Today's essay on METHODS comes from Kevin Riley who is an Entrepreneurial Healthcare Leader and Principal of Kevin Riley & Associates | Business Model Innovation for Healthcare

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