Industry-sector priorities in designing the Fuzzy Front-End

In our last posts 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 it delivers meaningful and promising innovation ideas and concepts. It is emerging practice that there are some key design parameters (see our last post for more …

Finding from a practitioner’s workshop: Open Innovation meets Systematic Serendipity

This year, innovation-3 had the opportunity to work with a number of leading firms on a cutting-edge subject. All of these firms were basically saying: “We have well-defined innovation search fields. On the one side this is good since search fields provide us with a clear guidance on what we focus on. But on the other hand search fields also …

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 …