Innovation Blog

Can Hardware Startups be Lean?

Do the Lean Startup principles developed in Silicon Valley’s software heavy environment also apply to European hardware startups? According to Erik Ries, author of The Lean Startup, a startup is an undertaking, the …

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Corporate university collaboration requires facilitation

The trend is clear. SMEs want to collaborate with researchers and vice versa. The benefits for both parties are obvious, but knowledge partnerships do not happen by themselves. They require persistent process facilitation, …

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University Spin back powered by Lean Startup

Many innovative projects pile up in the corner over time because most technology based companies feel forced to focus on daily operations or because they lack critical specialized knowledge or know-how to get …

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Open Innovation and strategic incentive management

Here’s why you should open up your innovation initiatives: An insignificant number of the world’s talents work within your company. Commodification creeps up on you and reduces margins. Customers expect you to improve. Change …

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A secret sauce for running Lean?

For a startup success is a matter of finding a plan that works before running out of resources. According to Ash Maurya, the author of ”Running Lean”, you do this by planning for …

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Lean re-invented, dette er Lean, This is Lean

Lean re-invented?

What are the fundamental and non-trivial principles of a Lean organization? Niklas Modig suggests that they are flow efficiency, just-in-time, ”Jidoka” and learning. Niklas shared his insights on these four principles at Implement …

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Pretotyping – a market testing hammer

Pretotyping is essentially about testing the initial appeal and actual usage of a potential new product by simulating its core experience with the smallest possible investment of time and money.The Pretotyping concept is …

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The discipline of Innovation

Innovation is a result of a marriage between creativity and discipline. To extract value from creativity you have to manage your  innovation initiatives in a skillful way. This is the message of the …

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