Blog category: Innovation Processes

Four Great Innovation Books of 2016

So Much to Read, So Little Time In 2016, I’ve read around 30 innovation books. Four of them stand out. Here is why. The books are shown in the grid below. The grid has two axis: From complicated to simple: Is […]

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Case Competition With Exciting New UNDP Concepts

3 Challenges, 26 Students, 13 Countries Recently, I facilitated a Cleantech Case Competition, arranged by the University of Copenhagen. The competition was based on challenges defined by Novozymes, which were based on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which I have […]

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How to Make Ambitious and Inspiring Questions

Dad, Why Can’t I have the Picture Right Away? This question was asked by a little girl on an afternoon in 1944. It was her birthday, and snapshots were taken. The father worked for Kodak, and knew all the good […]

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Should Everyone be involved in Innovation?

Is it true that everybody should be involved in innovation projects? We’ve all heard the statement that “everybody is creative”, and you should “follow your passion” – but what if your passion is just to do your job? What if […]

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Case Study – Ideku and Business Model Canvas – a Happy Marriage

Business Development on Steroids Recently, I facilitated an Ideku session with a group of professional business developers. The participants were also introduced to the Business Model Canvas by Rajiv Vaid Basaiawmoit, who is Head of Open Innovation at Aarhus University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship & […]

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Gamified Innovation Management with Ideanote

“This is the Next Big Thing” A few months ago, I met an energetic young man, who showed me “the next big thing” in idea management software. Jesper Juel Jensen presented me for a beta version of Ideanote. Great enthusiasm, and of […]

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Use the European Innovation Management Standard as your Innovation Checklist

Is Innovation & Standardisation an Oxymoron? I used to be a lead quality auditor while I worked at Novozymes, and that taught me one great lesson: On this planet, there are roughly two kinds of people, when it comes to […]

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