The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online, open access event that invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, designers and learners to explore the question “The economy is changing – what do I need to know, experience and do?”. I’ve been following @thinkdif_ thinkdif.co for 3 years and was impressed by the sharing of ideas and knowledge by

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Do you remember a time when you had a beautiful idea? One that was so strong and powerful that you just had to make it happen? If businesses are to thrive and survive ideas are like the untapped mine of the new products and services your customers demand. In sectors where competition is fierce –

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Through this series of articles I have built a case that large organizations should invest energy in actively designing their early phase of the innovation process – the so-called “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) – in a way that delivers more meaningful and promising innovation ideas and concepts. Up till now, I’ve written about “hard facts” and

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Innovation 2012, the report by UK.GOV on the state of UK business innovation did not make for comfortable reading. On the back of the financial crisis companies where holding back investment in new products, services and ways of doing business. In 2011 only 31% of UK firms from SMEs to large companies were “Active Innovators.”

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In my last few articles I have built a case that large organizations should invest energy in actively designing their early phase of the innovation process – the so-called “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) in a way that it delivers meaningful and promising innovation ideas and concepts. It is emerging practice that there are some key design

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In this series of articles we have built a case that large organizations should now focus their innovation efforts on correctly organizing their Innovation Front End – the place which is inherently ambiguous, but also the region of greatest potential. The term “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) refers to the early innovation phase where “fuzzy” refers to

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In this series of articles I’ve built a case that large organizations should now focus their innovation efforts on correctly organizing their Innovation Front End – the place which is inherently ambiguous, but also the region of greatest potential. The term “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) refers to the early innovation phase where “fuzzy” refers to the

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Does your business need to develop insightful industry knowledge about sector trends? I’m super excited about our latest business investment – a real-time information gathering service that turns the mass of industry news and trend reports in to relevant information for business and innovation leaders. What used to take weeks or months to produce insights

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