Intrapreneurs work on the scale-up problem at #IntraCnf

So, your company has an Innovation Center / Digital Lab / Incubator / Accelerator etc.? And you’ve got those validated big, disruptive / Digital concepts? Good. But here’s the question: If you are not satisfied, you are in good company. Many companies face this what we cal the ‘scale-up problem’. The solution will be an important cornerstone of future, dual …

Tackling the “Scaling-up” problem

Last September, Dr. Ralph-Christian Ohr and we launched a new initiative „SCALING UP: From Corporate Startup to Innovation Impact“. We have been overwhelmed by the huge resonance on this since then. Many corporate practitioners have felt addressed by our call. Up to now, most of them have joined up with us to collaborate on this – still mostly uncovered – …

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 …

innovation-3 to be featured in leading Chinese business publication

Ambidextrous innovation management (i.e. the intelligent parallel conduct of incremental and radical / breakthrough innovation) is a hot topic not only in Europe (see HERE) but also in China. innovation-3 has accumulated a big deal of insights and experience in this subject. innovation-3’s CEO, Frank Mattes, has already published a 3-part article series on this subject (see HERE, HERE and …

Leading firms are discussing with innovation-3 about “Open Innovation inside the firm”

Open Innovation inside the firm (sometimes also called intra-firm Open Innovation) is an extremely hot topic in Central Europe. And innovation-3 is in the sweet spot of helping leading firms to use the “wisdom of the internal crowd” for driving innovation performance. In the second half of May, innovation-3 will conduct a one-day workshop on this issue with clients and …

2-day Open Innovation Masterclass at Dresden International University

On May 10-11, 2014 innovation-3’s Frank Mattes will facilitate a 1.5 days Masterclass for alumni of the Dresden International University. These work for large multinational firms as well as for SMEs. The event has a B2B focus and is also open for non-alumni (more information below). In designing the agenda, we followed our proven approach for a Senior Management workshop …

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, …

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 …

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” …

Recording of Expert Panel discussion now online

On May 31, innovation-3’s Frank Mattes moderated an Expert Panel Discussion on making innovation pay. The session focused on methods to increase the rate of innovation, reduce individual level costs per innovation and encourage fail fast methods. This session was also looking for unusual ways that organizations have managed to drive innovation execution to make returns on their innovation investments …

Interview with Frank Mattes: Generation 3 Innovation – The Open Collaborative Network

Source: IdeaConnection IdeaConnection Interview with Frank Mattes, Founder and CEO of innovation-3 January 9, 2012. By Vern Burkhardt Vern Burhardt (VB): You say that the third generation of innovation management has begun. Would you explain how this differs from the first and second generations of innovation management? Frank Mattes: In a historic view one can clearly distinguish three generations of …

New publication coming up: How to make Open Innovation work for your R&D

In the last weeks I wrote a new 30-page publication that will be published within the next weeks on www.innovationmanagement.se. The title: “How to make Open Innovation work for your R&D” As we all know, Open Innovation is in the top spots of the agenda for many innovation managers. It describes a concept to increase R&D agility, effectiveness and to …

Open Innovation in Germany: The 2011 agenda

2011 has started with a huge uptake in Open Innovation in Germany. Firms are investing much more energy and budget for innovating their innovation management than they did last year. Based on discussions and projects within Germany’s largest firms and a formal questionnaire sent out to 80 German Open Innovation managers I see six issues on the German 2011 Open …