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Your Consumer and the Innovation Equation – Why They May Not Be Involved Enough

Identifying (let alone creating) a new innovation that will dramatically grow your business is difficult. Line extensions and product / package refreshes will keep the business moving forward and engaged with consumers. But what about the breakthrough innovation that executives are expecting? Transformational innovation requires significant investment, risk taking, and preparation which can be a […]

Ambitious Innovation

Learn new methods for creating big ideas and breakthrough new products! Are you lacking the big innovations and significant new products? Is your development department clogged by small projects and minor tasks? The number of small projects has increased significantly over the last 10 years at the expense of the real breakthrough and innovative new […]

Match Your Innovation Process to the Results You Want


From HBR We are often asked whether the best way to structure for innovation is top-down or bottom-up. The answer is both, but it depends. Bottom-up approaches work well for incremental (keeps you in the game) innovations. Breakthrough (changes the game) innovations, contrary to popular belief, need a top-down approach. Tags: incremental innovation, familiar metrics, […]

Breakthrough by U of T-led research team leads to record efficiency for next-generation solar cells

(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering) Researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T) and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have made a breakthrough in the development of colloidal quantum dot (CQD) films, leading to the most efficient CQD solar cell ever. Their work is featured in a […]