The Innovation Leadership Network blog is written by Tim Kastelle and John Steen. We are members of the Technology & Innovation Management Centre in the School of Business at the University of Queensland.
In this blog we share our ideas about effectively managing the innovation process. We have several core themes that inform the discussions here:
- Innovation is fundamentally an evolutionary process. We find it useful to think of innovation as consisting of the generic evolutionary steps of variety (idea generation), selection (choosing the best ideas to execute) and replication (getting our ideas to spread).
- Networks are the primary organisational form that we need to manage in the innovation process. The fundamental creative act in innovation is connecting – connect ideas to each other, and ideas to people. Consequently, looking at how ideas travel through networks is central to gaining an understanding of how innovation works.
- The business model is the fundamental tool to use to develop an innovation strategy. Three strategies that are very useful in business model innovation are aggregating, filtering and connecting. In particular, these are three ways to build innovative business models in information-based industries.
We hope that you find the blog to be useful. If you’re new here, some of our popular posts can be found here. Our main objective is to share information, but we are also trying to have discussions with people interested in the topic of innovation. So feel free to leave a comment on posts that you find interesting (or annoying), or you can just send an email if you would prefer.
We speak regularly about innovation-related topics, and we do consulting as well. If there is anything that we can help you with, please get in touch!
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