Findings from a practitioner’s workshop on cross-industry / Big Data radical innovation

Recently, innovation-3 conducted a one-day workshop with some 30 practitioners from leading Central European firms (see HERE). We looked at how radical innovation can be achieved via a cross-industry / cross-funnel approach, by a Big Data approach and by the confluence of these two, Big Data-enabled, industry-crossing Business Model Innovations. Within this context, we focused on three main topics: Cross-industry …

Interview: The state of Enterprise 2.0 / Collaborative Innovation in Germany

innovation-3’s Frank Mattes was recently interviewed by Dachis Group’s Lara Hendrickson on the state of Enterprise 2.0, Collaborative Innovation and Social Business in Germany. In one sentence, describe the state of social in your country. Frank Mattes: Firms have gotten the message that they need to have an informant infrastructure…but the hidden message in there is they are not quite …

Open Innovation in the Chemical Industry: Report from the Evonik in-house congress

Since last year, Evonik Industries, a global leader in Specialty Chemicals, supports adoption of Open Innovation by conducting annual in-house congresses on this topic. According to the Open Innovation paradigm, the speaker and panelist roster should come from academia and other firms – both from within and outside the Chemical Industry. Like in 2012, innovation-3 organized and facilitated this year’s …

How to turn breakthrough innovation ideas into innovation success

Just recently, innovation-3 had an internal workshop on “How to turn breakthrough ideas into an innovation success.” From our perspective, the search for breakthrough innovations in products, services and processes and Business Model Innovation (which surely is a breakthrough) has climbed on the top spot of the innovation agenda. We’ve got data points to support this thesis: Firstly, we’ve got …

Balancing Innovation via Organizational Ambidexterity (Part 2)

In the first part of a 3-part article series (see HERE) innovation-3’s Frank Mattes and Integrative Innovation’s Ralph-Christian Ohr worked out why successful firms need to balance radical and incremental innovation. They introduced the concept of organizational ambidexterity as an appropriate way for simultaneously conducting exploration and exploitation, the two paradigms behind radical and incremental innovation. This second part shows …

Proud to be in the Top10-list of articles on InnovationExcellence

Today we learned that the a recently published article on InnovationExcellence has been voted to be in the Top 10 of all articles in July 2013. InnovationExcellence is the largest global community on Innovation Management with more than 100,000 unique monthly visitors from more than 170 countries. This article, co-written by innovation-3’s Frank Mattes and Ralph-Christian Ohr from Integrative Innovation, …

Hot topic in in Central Europe: Systematic Serendipity in Open Innovation

It seems that leading Open Innovation firms in Central Europe add a new twist to their Open / Collaborative Innovation: „Systematic Serendipity“, i.e. the systematic search for „unexpected“ innovation partners and innovation corridors. We have two data points to support this thesis. Firstly, we are currently supporting a major industrial company that builds up a new unit which would be …

Balancing radical and incremental innovation via organizational ambidexterity

This is part 1 of a 2-part article co-written by innovation-3’s Frank Mattes and Ralph-Christian Ohr from Integrative Innovation. In this 2-part article we are showing the need for organizational ambidexterity, introduce the concept, show how it can be implemented and provide two case studies from leading German firms. . Radical and incremental innovation – two types of innovation At …

New publication: Achieving excellence in Open Innovation

Business + Innovation, the Executive magazine of the German research foundation Steinbeis, just published an article from innovation-3’s Frank Mattes on “Achieving excellence in Open Innovation”. This article, that Frank Mattes co-wrote with Dr. Philip Wagner from RWTH university at Aachen, explains why leading firms are opening up their innovation activities, which strategies they pursue and what makes up excellence …

Findings from a practitioner’s workshop on Radical / Business Model Innovation

Recently, innovation-3 conducted a one-day workshop with some 30 practitioners from leading Central European firms (see HERE). The workshop focused on two main questions: Radical / breakthrough Innovations defined In the classical Ansoff matrix, radical (for the sake of simplicity we abandon the “breakthrough” for the rest of this article) are in the “New technology / new market or application” …