ISPIM Connects Fukuoka

December 2, 2018

Events

The International Society for Professional Innovation Management holds this conference in Japan to tackle key global challenges that are relevant locally through innovation, such as population ageing, finding new sources of energy and developing a start-up ecosystem. At the event, visitors will engage with top innovation leaders from Asia-Pacific and beyond, learn about the Fukuoka […]

Athens named the european capital of innovation 2018

Athens named European Capital of Innovation 2018

November 6, 2018

Innovation Factory

With all eyes on innovation at the recent Web Summit, which took place in Lisbon earlier in November, it was the ideal stage to announce that the winner of the European Capital of Innovation 2018 was the City of Athens, with a prize of €1 million.

board members discuss innovation priority

Is innovation really a priority for business leaders today?

October 16, 2018

Latest Reports

Data has consistently shown that innovation leads to long-term business growth, quicker penetration of new markets and that all-important edge to compete in a digital economy. However, a recent study has revealed that board members globally do not rank innovation as a priority in their strategic challenges.

winning chess piece with crown in the digital talent war

How businesses can win the digital talent war

August 22, 2018

Innovation Factory

A few years after it was announced that the war for digital talent had begun, this reality represents one of the biggest challenges facing companies today. The only way businesses can win this war is by understanding their digital needs and taking a different approach to their talent strategy.

CEO talking to employee about digital transformation and talent

Digital transformation and talent on the minds of CEOs

August 14, 2018

Latest Reports

Digital business is still a top priority for CEOs, says this year’s Gartner’s CEO Survey, but it also noted several important shifts in CEO perspectives. The most significant change was how workforce-related issues now represent one of the biggest challenges for executives today.

Tim Harford gives a TEDTalk about the god complex and trial and error

Abandoning the God complex and embracing trial and error in innovation

July 26, 2018

Stay Tuned

Embracing randomness and making better mistakes is the moral of this 2011 TEDGlobal talk from economics writer Tim Harford. In “Trial, error and the God Complex”, the speaker touches on how the most successful complex systems have evolved through trial and error, through variation and selection.

man welding for product innovation in business strategy

The product innovation race in business strategy

July 5, 2018

Innovation Factory

With most organisations looking to create new products, services or business models in the coming years as their primary strategy to generate organic growth, traditional companies are under intense pressure to develop innovative products to keep the pace of innovation and meet rising customer expectations.

city driving towards competitive economies

What drives the world’s most competitive economies?

May 24, 2018

Latest Reports

In the 30th edition of the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings, the US has overtaken Hong Kong as the world’s most competitive economy, with Singapore placing third. The rankings emphasise the long-term trend that the leading global economies each have a unique approach to becoming competitive.

people working in innovation labs

Is an innovation lab the right call for your business?

May 17, 2018

Innovation Factory

There is a reason why companies like Google, Ford, Fidelity and Marriott all have their own innovation labs. Not only do they allow room for people to experiment, explore new ways of thinking and hold the promise of creating breakthrough products and services, but they also have plenty of PR value. But do they really deliver, or are they just flashy programmes that fall short of their promise?

slow bicycle sign for innovation achievers

Does slow and steady win the innovation race?

May 2, 2018

Latest Reports

Rather than getting to the market as quickly as possible, businesses are taking a more measured approach to innovation in 2018. Comparing to data from 2016, the GE Global Innovation Barometer found that “innovation achievers” are increasingly cautious in their approach to innovation.