Results of European Innovation 2019

The European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) is a well-established tool for measuring results in innovation, developed by the European Commission and with the aim of providing a comparative analysis of the performance of innovation in EU countries, neighbouring and other countries. This website has referred to these reports, with some summaries, since 2014. The European Commission published in June the 2019 edition of the EIS.

Innovation is change (& 2)

We finished the first part of this article listing some models of change management: Michael Doyle, John P. Kotter and Managed Change Model of LaMarsh Global. We continue with a brief description of these and a summary of the practical methodology used for the implementation. We work in three layers or simultaneous levels. The three begin with where the change begins: the "identification" or "discovery" of the very need of change. Education and communication are critical throughout all the process.…

8 views on innovation and agile innovation

This article features eight views or faces on innovation and agile innovation. Innovation is a very used word and in many areas. Everyone seems to agree that it must be encouraged and that all companies and organizations should focus their strategy on innovation, especially SMEs and new companies. But the concept that is being explained in these different areas does not always coincide. I think I should first clarify the concept that I am going to apply here to the word…

New Agile Innovation course 2018. Accelerate innovation flow as a business strategy.

This course has been running since 2006. We are redesigning and perfecting it every year from the experiences with the participating companies and organizations. Can be arranged on request for groups of 6 -15 people, from one or more companies or organizations. Can be adapted to specific needs, and be presented between 16 and 24 hours, 2 full days or programmed for 4-6 sessions of 4 hours. Our methodology includes meeting with companies before and after the course.

Performance measures today

A strategic management tool. To know what to measure in a company or organization in order to improve innovation capacity and performance has become increasingly important, especially from the 90's of last century. What is not measured can’t be improved. The use of methodologies such as total quality management, continuous improvement (kaizen), "lean", "six sigma" and others has increased the need for measures and indicators other than financial ones.