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After the Roadmap: Implementing the Ideas to Deliver Results

Strategic roadmapping workshop-based processes give quick answers for innovative solutions. But do you have the organisational machinery to turn those ideas into value and realise the promise? Without implementation, the strategy is just a nice chat… You’ve invested time and effort in creating your strategic roadmap. You carefully selected the strategic topic: an imperative for your … Read more

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Scaling up from Idea to Impact

6 minute read. In this article – one of 3 short articles about the Roadmap to Scaleup approach, my colleague in the Roadmap to Scaleup Peer Group Frank Mattes, Founder of LeanScaleup picks up the story and explains the key elements of the corporate scaling up solution. Previous articles on the corporate innovation situation in … Read more

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Future Value Pools for the Corporate Innovator

Corporate innovators are turning their attention to creating innovation-led growth by creating high-potential corporate startups and to scale them to make a significant impact. In the second in a series of articles is a prelude to the Roadmap to Scaleup 2021 peer-group later in 2021, I discuss how to stimulate ideas for new ventures – … Read more

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Scaling your way to corporate growth

Corporate innovators are turning their attention to creating innovation-led growth by creating high-potential corporate startups and scaling them to make a significant impact. A series of short articles is a prelude to the Roadmap to Scaleup peer group later in 2021.. Let’s think about the problem that we face in corporate innovation management and we’ll … Read more

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Create your Roadmap for Corporate Venture Scale-up (and catalyse growth on demand)

As part of their innovation strategies, large companies are looking to start and scale new corporate ventures, but the success rate is low. Companies can use ecosystem-thinking to stimulate radical startups and carefully scale up these embryonic businesses to generate new growth. The article discusses how the Institute for Manufacturing’s approaches can be combined with … Read more

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The Business Case for Hiring an Innovation Consultant

Why you should consider hiring an innovation consultant and how to convince your boss and peers of your wisdom. 8 minute read You’re already a leader in a significant business but how would you explain that you need innovation consulting advice to your boss, your peers, your staff, or yourself for that matter? The first … Read more

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How to sharpen your technology strategy saw

12 minute read Assemble the best tools to create a sharper technology strategy that will drive better decisions to support innovation in business create greater buy-in and boost return on investment.  For science and technology-intensive businesses, technology is a critical enabler for innovative solutions in its chosen markets. Technology for us means the science, engineering … Read more

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5 Reasons your business strategy might fail and what to do about it

Business Strategy is a hard problem. By recognising what can go wrong your company can navigate the channel to strategic success. “There is perhaps no process in organizations that is more demanding of human cognition than strategy formation.” (Henry Mintzberg) Michael is MD for a £1bn equipment manufacturer supplying the Nuclear power sector wants to inject … Read more

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Strategic Roadmapping: The essential tool that innovators can’t do without (and shouldn’t even try)

Connecting all of the pieces in your innovation engine is a hard problem. You need a guide. Strategic roadmapping links the why of innovation to the value to the enablers and capabilities over the horizon of opportunity. John is an SVP of engineering for a large rolling stock manufacturer supplying the rail sector and is … Read more