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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…about where to focus your efforts. Pity the corporate innovator. Not only have large companies become more complicated on the inside when separated by geography, corporate initiatives and the beloved SBU. But on the outside the external world has become swamped with challenges and opportunities, from “big data” to new technologies and hyper-segmented markets. At

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For some, you are already sorted when it comes to innovation and you’re already doing everything you can to get and stay ahead. You’ve achieved the position that many wish for and strive for. Take a moment to congratulate yourselves as innovation leaders in your field! But many companies strive to do better – the

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The Economist (11th April 2015) laments the woeful skills shortage gap in the UK. After years of underinvestment, policy failure and general shifts in attitudes away from science and engineering subjects, we’re about to get what we wished for. Careful now. The UK produces 25000 engineering graduates a year and despite some recent successes to

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Today, System Growth Consulting completed our registration as business coaches to SMEs seeking innovation through the Horizon 2020 dedicated SME instument. We are a dedicated technology and innovation management consultancy ideally suited to high-growth companies who see the value of science and technology to develop their new products processes and services. For those of you

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Leadership is one a 5 key elements of our Growth Engine Model. Leadership custom and practice has been found to play a critical role in creating the environment and incentives for enabling the shift from good-to-great innovation performance. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Companies and economies are constantly looking for ways to boost their financial returns. Today, innovation

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