Good Things in Small Packages – Open Innovation isn’t just for large firms

Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke’s new book Managing Open Innovation in SMEs shows that open innovation is not just for large companies, and offers in-depth analysis of open innovation practices in small firms.... more»

Managing for Innovation - online course with Leeds University Business School and IBM

Managing for Innovation – online course with Leeds University Business School and IBM

Learn how to manage innovation, guided by experts from Leeds University Business School and IBM.... more»

Finding the way towards smart production

In a recent study among industrial companies that continuously apply the Roadmapping methodology, only 15 per cent were using specific Roadmapping software, while less than a quarter were using Roadmapping for the planning of production technologies. This suggests there is considerable scope for companies to benefit from more effective use of this powerful technique.... more»

Top 20 Innovation Blogs of 2016

There is a very useful overview of innovation bloggers on the website that they have ranked into a Top 20 list. From a shortlist of 63 blogs, three innovation blog... more»

Coffee Time Conversations: Brainstorming

Brainstorming often seems simple, but it isn’t, as Anne Miller and Ieva Martinaityte discuss in the first of our podcasts about creativity.... more»

The other side of innovation

Innovation diverts attention from the ‘performance engine’ of an organisation, how can these exploratory projects be implemented effectively to break new ground without breaking the company?... more»

Portfolio management at GlaxoSmithKline

Portfolio management at GlaxoSmithKline

An often-quoted paper by Sharpe and Keelin, back in 1998, reported how managers at GlaxoSmithKline redesigned their portfolio selection process.... more»


Transferring new ideas from research to practice

Researchers at the Institute for Manufacturing develop new ideas and approaches and these are transferred to companies and to national and regional governments by IfM Education and Consultancy Services... more»

Identifying hidden needs: creating breakthrough products

Many organizations struggle to come up with novel product concepts as focus groups and surveys often fail to gain sufficient insight into the customer’s hidden needs. These writers suggest an alternative approach.... more»

A guided approach to technology acquisitions and protection decision

What is the best way to acquire new technology? The IfM has produced a useful workbook that includes four checklists to help you decide what is best for your organisation.... more»

Creativity: Theories and Themes: Research, Development, and Practice

Capturing an eclectic approach to creativity, Mark A. Runco discusses whether creativity is influenced by nature or nurture, personality and style research and how social context affects creativity.... more»

Portfolio Management techniques

Portfolio management is crucial to balance benefit against risk. A number of techniques are discussed in this workbook created by Joe Tidd and John Bessant of the Innovation Portal.... more»

How to implement open innovation: Lessons from studying large multinational companies

Open innovation is an innovation in itself and therefore has to be effectively managed right from the beginning if it is to be successfully implemented. This workbook, based on the the lessons of multinational organisations, aims to support senior R&D managers implement an open innovation strategy.... more»

Organising for breakthrough innovation: Rejuvenating the established firm

ARM, Philips, BT, Qualcomm and BAE Systems are some of the case studies featured in this workbook that aims to show radical innovation can come from established companies.... more»

Creating Breakthrough Ideas: The Collaboration of Anthropologists and Designers in the Product Development Industry

As ethnographic research becomes increasingly central to the creation of new products, services and marketing strategies for both home and global markets; anthropologists and other social scientists are in demand by R&D firms.... more»

R&D Management Special Issue

R&D Management published a special edition on business model innovation, including a special editorial piece alongside five related papers which together form a comprehensive analysis of business model innovation.... more»

Extending Practitioner Impact using selected journal extraCts (EPIC)

EPIC (Extending Practitioner Impact using selected journal extraCts) aims to investigate the process by which practitioners acquire knowledge within the field of R&D management.... more»

The R&D Management Journal

R & D Management publishes articles which address the interests of both practising managers and academic researchers in R & D and innovation management. Covering the full range of topics in research, development, design and innovation, and related strategic and human resource issues – from exploratory science to commercial exploitation – articles also examine social, economic and environmental implications.... more»