A Free Book / Presentation: 7 Steps for Open Innovation

I am happy to give you FREE access to a mini-book and a PowerPoint presentation deck for my framework on open innovation.

You can download the free mini-book (PDF, 46 pages) here: 7 Steps for Open Innovation:

15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies and Startups

Open innovation is a strategic game for big companies and one of the most important moves to consider for their innovation leaders is the allocation of focus and resources in the context of open innovation.

Here we …

FREE Books, Papers and Insights on Open Innovation and Innovation Culture

I believe in being open and sharing insights so here you can download free books, papers and exercises related to my work.

I hope you will find this worth your time and if so, it would be …

An Open Innovation Talk by Stefan Lindegaard (Video)

Do you want some insights and inspiration on open innovation? Then you should check out this presentation that I gave at the recent re:publica conference in Berlin.

Here you get a short description of the talk:

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Innovation Challenges: From Technology Breakthroughs to Focus on Customers

by Stefan Lindegaard
April 14, 20154/14/15 No Comments

One of the key innovation challenges at many companies, is the transition from being a company that focuses on technology breakthroughs to one that focuses on its customers.

As I was researching the program for the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in San Francisco, May 21-22, I was pleased to see that Jean-Claude Junqua from Panasonic will address this issue at the conference.

He states it like this in the description of his talk:

“For many companies, there is often a huge difference between what’s in their business plans and the market’s expectations for growth.…

The War for Talent: When Innovation Becomes an Employee Branding Tool

by Stefan Lindegaard
April 12, 20154/12/15 2 Comments

The war for talent is picking up again. More and more companies are starting to hire people for challenging positions and now we are starting to see examples of how innovation is being used as an employee branding tool.

Talents are attracted to work places where they can be intellectually stimulated, have freedom to operate and thus the ability to make things happen and make an impact on smaller or bigger issues in the world. This is a good description of what the leading companies in the context of innovation are striving for with regards to their corporate culture and their innovation capabilities.…

It’s The Distribution Channel, Stupid! – A Key for Profitable Innovation

by Stefan Lindegaard
March 22, 20153/22/15 1 Comment

As I am doing some research on the very interesting program of the Chief Innovation Officer Summit taking place in London on April 30 – May 1, the short description of a talk got my attention.

The title is “It’s The Distribution Channel, Stupid!” and in the talk, Carolina Costa from Orange will focus on an important topic that is relevant for more and more industries today.

The front end of innovation is no longer the big issue.…

A Presentation on Innovation

by Stefan Lindegaard
March 19, 20153/19/15 No Comments

Here you get a look at my current thoughts on innovation through a presentation that I will give tomorrow at the Turkey Innovation Week, where I am one of the keynote speakers.

It is a long talk – 1 hour – so I have compiled lots of content in this presentation. Yes, it might even have too many messages, but I hope the participants at the conference as well as those of you, who are just checking out the presentation, can find some inspiration in it without feeling overloaded with information.…

A Promising Future for Government-Driven Innovation

by Stefan Lindegaard
March 11, 20153/11/15 No Comments

During the 20th century Governments and public agencies such as NASA played a major role in the innovation chain. The Internet itself was born through public programs, just as GPS and many other game-changing technologies.

But in recent years, questions arose over the efficiency of public efforts, challenged by smart, dynamic, powerful corporations such as Google, on the one hand, or bottom-up and open source models, on the other hand.

Are Governments out of the game?…

Call for Innovation Visionaries! – A Partnership Opportunity on a Global Innovation Network

by Stefan Lindegaard
March 9, 20153/9/15 1 Comment

Many companies are in need of an upgrade of their innovation capabilities and this is very much about their people. Thus, I would like to offer relevant companies, organizations and individuals in your region the opportunity to get an overview of the latest trends in innovation management.

This is a free session for the participants. I don’t need to make money on this, but I would like to get my travel costs covered and I am thus looking for a sponsor/partner, who can see the benefits of being associated with my work and brand.…

Sprayable Sleep: A Great Case of Entrepreneurship, Crowdfunding and Open Innovation

by Stefan Lindegaard
March 9, 20153/9/15 No Comments

Great stories travel fast so I just read about a Silicon Valley startup that wants to sell better sleep through spray cans.

You might think this is a crazy idea, but as an indication that crazy ideas are sometimes the best ones just take a look at their IndieGoGo crowdfunding project site. They have already raised USD 325,000 and now the products are getting ready for launch this summer.

I like how this team of entrepreneurs takes a twist on a well-known and large problem (sleep issues) and combine this with crowdfunding to make it happen fast.…

Innovation Upgrade! – Are You Ready for the Future of Innovation?

by Stefan Lindegaard
March 4, 20153/4/15 No Comments

Do you want to stay ahead of the curve and get the latest insights on innovation management? Do you want to expand your mindset, skills and toolbox on innovation? Do you want to get ready for the future of innovation?

Then, you should join my Innovation Upgrade!

This is a half-day session in which you get an overview of the current innovation trends and a crash course on what you can do to improve your innovation capacity to the benefit of yourself as well as your company.…

R&D versus Innovation: What’s the Difference?

by Stefan Lindegaard
March 2, 20153/2/15 No Comments

If you work in the R&D and innovation community – or communities – you have learned that R&D is not the same as innovation and vice versa. A good example is that companies that rely heavily on R&D such as pharma-company, Pfizer, has recently established innovation efforts that are deliberately different from their long-standing R&D efforts.

The key reason for this movement is the growing recognition that innovation, R&D, business development – or whatever we chose to call it – has to go beyond just products and technologies to be successful.…

4 Great Innovation Conferences! London, San Francisco and Singapore

by Stefan Lindegaard
February 27, 20152/27/15 1 Comment

I am happy to say that I have entered a partnership with Innovation Enterprise, which I believe delivers some of the best innovation events on the market; The Chief Innovation Officer Summit and The Open Innovation Summit.

These are some high-quality two-day summits where you get to hear from speakers from companies that are on the leading edge of open innovation, innovation management and culture.

Innovation Enterprise offers lots of summits, but I can in particular recommend that you look at these:

Chief Innovation Summit, April 30 and May 1 in London

Open Innovation Summit, April 30 and May 1 in London

At these two summits, you can hear from speakers from companies such as Uber, GSK, Barclays and Electrolux.…