This is an interview i gave recently on the theme of ‘high involvement innovation’.
You can find more about EUWIN, including some excellent videos from their website
Innovation matters – of course. But sometimes it can really be a life or death issue, and that’s very much the case in the humanitarian sector. When disasters – natural or man-made – strike there’s a need for some pretty fast creative problem solving. There’s growing interest in the field of humanitarian innovation and we’ve been working with the UK’s Department for International development trying to map how the innovation ecosystem works in this space. We recently completed a literature review on the theme (click here for a copy) and we’re now working on some case studies which I’ll post soon. Meanwhile there are some fascinating examples on the ALNAP website – click here for more.
This piece appeared in ‘The Times’ in November
Just added video interview with Michael Pitts, Sustainability Manager of the UK Technology Strategy Board where he talks about the challenges of innovation and sustainability. You can also find it on our Innovation Portal www.innovation-portal.info
We’ve updated and improved the Innovation Portal which contains all sorts of resources to support learning, teaching and coaching innovation. Click here to connect.
This is a link to a video and transcript of a keynote I gave earlier this year at the ISPIM conference in Dublin. It was for the Doctoral Workshop and features some humorous songs and reflections on the challenges of working towards a PhD in the field of innovation management…..
Drawing on a series of case studies of different service sectors this book looks at the challenges of innovation as a driver for service productivity.
You can find more details here
Mobile money is a big growth area – but in parts of East Africa it’s been the way things happen for quite some time. Emerging from bottom-up needs fo secure ways of moving money around and using the power of mobile communications, MPESA provides a fascinating example of innovation from the edge which has mainstream implications.
The case study can be found here