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by Francesc Güell
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INTRODUCTION IN 8 MINUTES

Innovate

Innovation is the result of a strategic process, focused in future, managing a continuous flow of projects and programs channeling the necessary resources and methods to bring them into a successful end.

Introduction to Agile Innovation

Removing barriers to innovation

“Change and innovation, radical or incremental, have been and are normal things in the course of human life. There is nothing extraordinary about adapting. It is a necessary condition for survival, and our history shows it. The human being is an innovative biological system by nature since, in the course of evolution, it has continuously adapted to changes in the environment”

Samuel Husenman. “El cambio y la innovación como estratègia adaptativa”. In “El arte de innovar en la empresa” from Antoni M. Güell and Mar Vila. ISBN84-8453-080-9

Not innovating

Failure to innovate puts the future of our companies and organisations at risk. Same as not promoting knowledge, or intangible resources, that is, focusing only on the economic balance, day-to-day operations, and tangible resources.

Innovating

No longer is just undertaking the digital transformation or use of new technologies, but it’s the need to adapt to the environment, to accelerated change. Human history is the history of all our innovations, from the smallest to some that are fundamental milestones and have drastically changed the way we live.

Barriers

If continuously adapting is tiring, if in some organizations and companies it is so difficult to innovate, and if in certain areas, countries or social environments, innovation is not only not common, but it is scarce, rare and difficult, it is because there are barriers or resistance.

Are the barriers to innovation, change and knowledge that must be identified and removed.
How do we do it?
  • Creating an agile innovation process.
  • Identifying internal and external barriers.
  • Improving our change management
  • Based in education, science, technology, design and imagination.
  • Creating knowledge and intangible assets, and striving to create value.
With this we also contribute to:
Create a more productive economy with higher added value that,
  • Improve our health and restore our environment.
  • Able to create more work and with better salaries.
  • And, as a virtuous circle, increase people’s purchasing power and confidence in the future.
  • Which in turn would be promoting a society of greater well-being.

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Background color PANTONE 17-3938, designated color of the year 2022. Blue-purple tone, with various shades of blue and semitones of reddish violet, seeks to represent the times of transformation towards a new paradigm that society is currently experiencing.

Financing innovation in the COVID 19 crisis

Summary of the main observations and conclusions of the Global Innovation Index Report GII 2020 dedicated this year to the monographic topic of “Who will finance the Innovation” in the crisis generated by Covid19.
The analyzes presented allow us to have a global vision of the subject and extract some trends.

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Who will finance the innovation?

The publication of the next Global Innovation Index report, 2020, has been announced.
This year’s GII is dedicated to the theme: “Who will finance innovation?” and will be available for download from September 2. The report analyzes the state of innovation financing around the world, also in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

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European Innovation: EIS 2020

European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS 2020). The latest edition with the 2019 data was published by the European Commission on June 23, 2020. In the midst of a crisis due to the consequences of Covid-19. It is the first time that the United Kingdom is not included as an EU country and Portugal joins for the first time in the group of “strongly innovative” members.

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The experience of facing crisis…

Before facing the pandemic, we were due to climate change.
The planet, we said, is in danger. Our Earth threatened.
Now we see that we are the ones in danger. The earth not only is not ours, but in little more than a month, it begins to show us how it recovers, and in one way or another, it is cleaning and regenerating.
The experience of sailing in a stormy environment can make us change course if we want to survive or even emerge stronger.

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Knowledge in organisations

Knowledge is basic in innovation, but how is it present in organizations? How do we manage it? Should it be the driver of change?
In a Karl E. Sveiby definition, knowledge is the “capacity to act.” that can only be demonstrated with action, that is, with the capacity to do something.
Focus on people

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Organizational Maturity

Let’s consider the maturity of an organization as a measure of its ability to adapt to the environment, to learn, to improve results and economic and/or social performance, all that with superior results, in the top decile with respect to the concurrent organizations in their activity.

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CREATING A NEW COMPANY

12 topics for entrepreneurs

Creating a new company is an exciting process in which, from the beginning, two factors should not be missing: innovation and agility.
Our environment and culture do not make this process too easy.
As for people, what is most striking is the lack of training in basic business issues and the loneliness with which they must face decisions that may later prove to be key.

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SELF APPRAISAL

Tool to assess innovation management

A tool for evaluating innovation management and organizations ability to innovate. It serves to improve your innovation process.
It focuses attention on the areas important to the success of the process and the creation of innovation culture.

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Courses and active workshops

These active courses and workshops are intended for a team from your own organization to put into practice the concepts that we let at their disposal.

They are preformed since 2005 but are redesigned and refined annually based on the experiences acquired with the participating companies and organizations. All can be adapted specifically to the needs of your company.

Topics of courses and workshops
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HARMONIZING...

Innovation and performance

Innovation and performance are not contradictory terms, but on the contrary, they complement each other. So the more innovation, the higher the performance.
However, they can produce tensions in the organization, since one is directed to the future and the other is an issue of the present. They are two basic processes that compete for resources.

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INNOVATION IS STRATEGY

The strategy on one page

A single page should suffice to effectively communicate the vision and strategy formulated through main strategic axes.
That is why we present a model that is a way to express the vision and strategy in a clear and summarized way and a guide to define the strategic axes and clear objectives.

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Innovation + Agility = Agile Innovation

Agility is introducing the concept of value and flow in all processes, freeing up resources and integrating them especially in the innovation process.
Agile Innovation addresses the three critical engines of success: 1) Accelerate the process, 2) Reduce the risks inherent to uncertainty, and 3) Engage the organization and its ecosystem in the innovation effort.

Measures and indicators

Topics related to the evaluation of processes and especially the innovation process. International comparatives.
Performance measures are a strategic management tool. Measure to improve innovation capacity and performance and compare.

Innovation: Key to productive economy

Innovation is key to the survival and growth of companies and all types of organizations.
At the macroeconomic level, the most competitive and sustainable economies are those that are based on innovation.

Create a company, innovation and agility from the beginning

Education in basic business topics is the key to the survival, continuity and growth of start-ups.
Creating a new company is an exciting and difficult process in our environment. The good ideas are there, but there are also often significant barriers.

European and global indicators

We follow the results and comparative methodologies of innovation in different countries and environments, with a global perspective.
We present summaries of the 'European Innovation Scoreboard', EIS. (European Innovation Scoreboard) and the annual reports of the Global Innovation Index (GII).

Innovation is change

Like all change, it requires effort, generates resistance and requires vision and leadership.
Change management models are actually similar. In general, the practice of adapting to each type of organization is what leads to success.

The impulse or 'push' to innovation

It is about applying new scientific advances and technological developments to products and services for their introduction into the market.
The other side of innovation based on customer and market needs. R&D and technological development are key drivers for innovation. Successful innovation often requires an interaction between the two.

Innovation is a process

The strategic process for the future, which manages a flow of projects and programs selected from the generation of ideas.
Your success in innovation will depend on having an innovation portfolio, based on innovative strategy.

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