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  1. Design as a Differentiator:  Summary of Audio Session Locked

    Research | Posted: 2006-02-24

    Related Links: Audio - mp3 or wma | Transcript (18 pages) In this summary of a member-only audio session, Lawrie Cunningham (Black & Decker), Peter Marks (Design Insight) and Design Continuum’s Harry West and Allan Cameron discuss design and its role in differentiating new products and services. The panel, among other topics, talked about the emotional responses that good design can elicit and the role that this plays in customer buying decisions; criteria for design quality; the best means of informing design; and the cost/benefit tradeoffs involved in outsourcing design. (7 pages)

  2. Metrics for Innovation:  Summary of Audio Session Locked

    Research | Posted: 2005-12-27

    Related Links: Audio - mp3 or wma | Transcript (17 pages) In this summary of a December 2005 MRT audio session, Tim Jones of Innovaro and Tony Ulwick of Strategyn presented proven approaches for measuring innovation. They explained why it is necessary to measure the outcomes that customers use to measure success. They suggest that it is best to balance measures of the business results (such as market share growth) with measures of internal activities (such as number of patents filed). The panelists also presented approaches for measuring open innovation; for selecting concepts and measuring the value of Intellectual Property; and for measuring the value of an innovation portfolio. (6 pages)

  3. Metrics for Innovation:  Transcript of Audio Session Locked

    Research | Posted: 2005-12-27

    In this transcript of a December 2005 MRT audio session Tim Jones of Innovaro and Tony Ulwick of Strategyn presented proven approaches for measuring innovation. They explained why it is necessary to measure the outcomes that customers use to measure success. They suggest that it is best to balance measures of the business results (such as market share growth) with measures of internal activities (such as number of patents filed). The panelists also presented approaches for measuring open innovation; for selecting concepts and measuring the value of Intellectual Property; and for measuring the value of an innovation portfolio.(17 pages)

  4. Innovation Insights from Gillette's Dr. Ali Alwattari Locked

    Research | Posted: 2005-12-09

    Dr. Ali Alwattari leads the technical aspects of front-end innovation at Gillette, connecting new ideas, knowledge and technologies to product concepts based on a thorough analysis of consumer needs and challenges. In this interview, Dr. Alwattari spoke with MRT about challenges and practices related to innovation in a large organization. He also discusses metrics for innovation success. Dr. Alwattari has more than 15 years of professional experience as a thought leader and practitioner of innovation in R&D and New Product Development (NPD) in both Fortune 500 and start-up environments. Dr. Alwattari shares his insights on the innovation process based on his experience as an innovation practitioner and author and his remarks do not represent the views of any particular corporation. (4 pages)

  5. Ideation and Innovation Insights: Outsourced Innovation Locked

    Research | Posted: 2005-12-09

    In this report, Michael Docherty, CEO of Venture2 and Luda Kopiekina, President and CEO of Equanex Corporation, present practices for creating an open model of innovation that leverages external resources to fuel internal growth throughout the entire innovation and commercialization process. Mike Docherty has over 23 years of leadership experience in general management, new product development, and marketing. Prior to forming Venture2, Mike was a VP and General Manager at Sunbeam and he has worked to lead marketing and planning efforts at Ford Motor Company and General Electric (GE) among other companies. Luda Kopiekina is a former VP at GE, and Chairman of South Florida’s MIT Enterprise Forum. (6 pages)

  6. Networks and Resources to Scout New Products Locked

    Research | Posted: 2005-09-29

    This custom research report answers the following question: Is there a network or resource to help scout really novel, high potential volume products that have just hit the market or are nearing the market; products that could benefit from the considerable sales, distribution and marketing strengths of a leading consumer products company? The report contains a summary of research findings and expert views as well as links to additional resources for scouting and new product intelligence. (10 pages)

  7. A Disciplined Process for Innovation: Armstrong Clarifies the Fuzzy Front End with Marketplace Teams Locked

    Research | Posted: 2005-09-16

    This report summarizes a recent talk by Leslie Kulis, Director of Process Improvement at Armstrong World Industries’ international headquarters, on the subject of maximizing innovation through clarifying the “fuzzy front end” of development. Leslie discusses how Armstrong has increased its number of product launches in part by focusing on ways to generate and evaluate promising new product ideas. In particular, Leslie describes how Armstrong created local marketplace teams help keep new ideas in the “pipeline” before the company’s business divisions commit resources to development projects.Kulis also reports on the dashboards that help the company maintain a balanced product portfolio. In addition to the text-based summary below, click here to downloadpresentation slides (56 pages) related to this talk.(6 pages)

  8. Innovation & Ideation: Transcript of Audio Session Locked

    Research | Posted: 2005-08-12

    In this transcript of a MRT member audio session, Dr Ali Alwattari, Innovation Manager and Principal Scientist, Gillette, and Ian Noble, Open Innovation Champion at a 'large consumer OEM, Europe' and visiting member of staff at the Manchester Science Enterprise Centre (University of Manchester) present formal approaches to innovation. The panel discusses how innovation is organized in their respective organizations; key challenges and improvement areas for innovation processes; the role of customers and suppliers in creating innovations; and sources of information in the domain of innovation practices. (18 pages)

  9. Innovation & Ideation: Summary of Audio Session Locked

    Research | Posted: 2005-08-12

    Related Links: Audio - mp3 or wma | Transcript (18 pages) In this summary of a MRT member audio session, Dr Ali Alwattari, Innovation Manager and Principal Scientist, Gillette, and Ian Noble, Open Innovation Champion at a 'large consumer OEM, Europe' and visiting member of staff at the Manchester Science Enterprise Centre (University of Manchester) present formal approaches to innovation. The panel discusses how innovation is organized in their respective organizations; key challenges and improvement areas for innovation processes; the role of customers and suppliers in creating innovations; and sources of information in the domain of innovation practices. (8 pages)

  10. IP Management Insights from Foster-Miller Locked

    Research | Posted: 2005-06-03

    A Conversation with Ed Goldman, Senior Vice President, and Peter de Bakker, Business Development Manager Waltham, Massachusetts-based Foster-Miller provides contract engineering and technology development services to customers across industries. An independent, wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ, Inc., Foster-Miller employs 365 technical staff members to work on customer projects, internal R&D efforts, and government-sponsored initiatives. Senior Vice President Ed Goldman and Business Development Manager Peter de Bakker spoke with MRT about the IP management challenges and practices at Foster-Miller in the context of its business model. Among other topics, they discuss employee IP education, reviewing a patent portfolio, and evaluating IP management. (4 pages)

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