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Make 2019 the year of successful brainstorming

January 8, 2019


David Burkus, author and speaker on Leadership and Innovation, explains why combining ideas is the secret to successful brainstorming.

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The obstacles to brainstorming and how to overcome them  

December 20, 2018

Practitioners' Guide

When it comes to producing new ideas, brainstorming has traditionally been one of the most popular methods of getting the creative juices flowing within organisations. While the process itself has several benefits, brainstorming comes up against a number of barriers that often limit its potential. These are ways to overcome them.

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Is human-driven innovation overtaking traditional R&D?

October 3, 2018

Latest Reports

From Samsung and Hewlett Packard to Lego and even NASA, larger companies are taking a leaf out of small firms’ books by embracing the power of human-driven innovation. Rather than traditional R&D, they have started to recognise the potential of more inclusive operating models.

Life Cycle Innovation Conference

August 29, 2018


Part of the Life Cycle Initiative, the conference explores innovative approaches and methods to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), along with products and services that will help transition towards a more sustainable world.

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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.

Chief Innovation Officer Summit

May 7, 2018


With the theme “Foster Ideation, Structure Execution, the Chief Innovation Officer Summit San Francisco brings the insights of Global 500 innovation professionals for two days of sharing challenges, where they identify opportunities and network with fellow industry innovators.

How being multilingual can spur innovation

January 25, 2017

Stay Tuned

To help solve complex issues, why not learn a new language? Speaking more languages not only allows you to connect with people, but as bilingual brains also look and work differently from monolingual ones, it assists you in terms of problem-solving. The critical period hypothesis says that children use both hemispheres in language acquisition, giving […]

Teach in Conference

October 26, 2016


The Teach-In conference taking place October 26–27 at The Harvard Innovation Lab, in Boston, USA, offers an unpretentious format: simple 90-minute whiteboard sessions run by some of the world’s top corporate innovators. All participants are invited to ask questions and share their thoughts. Know more here.

Ten years of transformation through innovation

July 27, 2016


On its 10th anniversary, Front End of Innovation Europe (FEI) Conference is devoted to the topic ‘Transformation trough Innovation’, covering the full innovation spectrum, from ideation to trends, culture, strategy and leadership. In Berlin, from 5 to 7 October, FEI Europe will celebrate a decade of ‘creating meaningful opportunities for innovators to collaborate based on […]

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‘What do you do with 500 ideas?’

February 4, 2016

Latest Reports

The title question was asked by an innovation director that Arthur D. Little (ADL) interviewed for their report From Idea to Results: Insights into World Class Idea Enrichment. This is one of three recently released ADL studies offering best practices to help companies manage innovation and research and development (R&D) processes.