Software supporting the FFE and innovation effectiveness

Through this series of articles we have built a case that large organizations should invest energy in actively designing their early phase of the innovation process – the so-called “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) – in a way that delivers more meaningful and promising innovation ideas and concepts. Up till now, we have spoken about “hard facts” and “soft facts” in designing …

Excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End – Part 3

In the first parts of this article series we argued that that the scope and nature of innovation is changing. Big Data, Social Innovation, Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing etc.) Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, etc. are becoming Good Practice in innovation management. We argued that in “making innovation things right”, i.e. in the back-end of the innovation funnel, many firms have established …

Excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End – Part 2

In the first part of this article series we argued that that the scope and nature of innovation is changing. Big Data, Social Innovation, Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing etc.) Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, etc. are becoming Good Practice in innovation management. We argued that in “making innovation things right”, i.e. in the back-end of the innovation funnel, many firms have established …

Frank Mattes’ view on the new SAP Innovation Management

End of July this year, SAP SE released its software for inspiring and managing the fuzzy front-end of the innovation funnel (see HERE). innovation-3’s Frank Mattes played a part in shaping the software and was hence invited to be part of the global launch event. During the event, Frank was asked on his view on the software. Here’s his statement:

Which software to choose for Open Innovation

This article discusses which software is best suited to different Open Innovation (OI) approaches. The subject is particularly interesting since, on the one hand there are more and more companies that embrace OI, and on the other, there are a lot of software solutions on the market that have proven productive. The article first looks at the different OI approaches …