‘Design Thinking’ as explained by our team

Marieke van der ZeeDesign Thinking

It’s no secret that in today’s uncertain environment more and more industries (not just businesses) are on the verge of breaking down and in need of serious make-overs. It has become a matter of life or death for corporates to create and execute new ideas. This challenging environment demands solutions that go beyond the basic features of products and services. It is up … Read More

3 Top-notch Tips for Loyalty

Anneleen VanhoudtDesign Thinking

Loyalty programs relevancy is being challenged by a new generation of millennials who expect brands not just to deliver great products and services, but also to offer them experiences that fit their individual identities as well as being able to share with their peers. Here are my 2 cents for making your brand addictive:   1. Bring value to you … Read More

8 Fluffy Buzzwords you should NEVER use in your corporate innovation brainstorm

Nick FransenInnovation

As an innovation consultant at Board of Innovation, I’ve guided my share Ideation sessions by now. The results that come out of these sessions can be astounding. Quirky twists of the brain turned into tangible and valuable ideas. Rule #1 of course being: don’t judge ideas in the creativity phase. (No need to tell you this, there’s plenty of literature … Read More

100+ sources that every innovation professional should know

Nick De MeyBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation

Running innovation projects is hard. By definition you’re doing new things so you can’t rely on old habits and routines. If you and your innovation team don’t feel uncomfortable, you’re simply not innovating. That doesn’t mean you’ll need to fly blind. At every moment in your innovation process you can use toinnools, references, checklists and other innovation methods. We do … Read More

A genuine thank you to our founders!

Peter GoossensTeam

TL;DR – Our founders are awesomesauce! It’s rare to find someone you can be truly inspired by. Someone that you can learn from on a daily basis. Someone that challenges you to bring out the best in yourself. Someone that is so good at what he does, it seems effortless (and kinda ridiculous that it takes you 4 times as … Read More

Why Growth Hacking is Crucial to Your Innovation Strategy

Yannick KhayatiGrowth Hacking

It’s hard to maintain innovation. Giants like Polaroid, Nokia and Yahoo all had it in their DNA and still ended up with obsolete core products and failing businesses. Even Apple, which seems to turn everything it touches into gold, is having difficulties to stay innovative. Its newest device (the Apple Watch) is selling badly: the first underperforming product the company’s … Read More

How is innovation accounting monitored in your organization?

Zygi KrupskisInnovation Management

Let’s get the importance of innovation out of the way to start with. It’s crucial to any company. Doesn’t matter if we are talking about a startup or a corporation. Any. Apple would not be Apple without an iPod and Toyota wouldn’t be Toyota without their lean manufacturing, or Netflix without…. well Netflix. You get the point. Good, now we … Read More

What is a Business Model Innovation Capability?

Bart JansenBusiness Model Innovation

business model capability

This article discusses the scope of an innovation capability and the perspective of top down and bottom up business model innovation. In a recent client conversation, we discussed visions for an Innovation Capability. In the same week, we had a conversation with another company about a Business Model Innovation Capability. Interestingly the topics and questions we discussed were very similar … Read More

Wondering why your CV won’t survive the first round? Here are 5 tips!

Nick FransenJobs

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Let’s start by being honest. I’m writing this article to make my own day more fun. Here at Board of Innovation, we do the recruiting process ourselves. All consultants in the team are involved, and everyone takes on a small part of the process. At this moment I’m doing the first screening of cv’s. And I’m just … Read More

Interview: The life of an intrapreneur

Peter GoossensIntrapreneurship

Innovation Pioneers - The life of an intrapreneur

We want to introduce you to a corporate startup that arose from one of our hackathons: Ella. We had an interview with Bart Pollentier, project lead of Ella. In one of our older blog posts, we talked about how we identified and selected the right intrapreneur. First, who or what is Ella? This corporate startup is the result of a one-week hackathon … Read More

10 Sources to step up your innovation game

Peter GoossensInnovation, Resources

10 sources to step up your innovation game

Innovation involves research, and you need to be aware of what is happening around your business. In many cases, you can learn a lot from products or services that are already out there. Maybe by doing research, you could find some innovative ideas from other industries which could eventually fit yours. But finding the right trends or inspiration can be a … Read More

Tips: How I structure business assumptions for a new innovation project

Peter GoossensInnovation Management, Tips

business assumptions

In the recent years, I probably discussed thousands of business assumptions with +100 corporate startup teams. In these discussions, I tend to focus on helping them to discover the most critical assumptions. They always have limited time. What should they do next when we evaluate their innovation project? We will typically sort all assumptions in 4 big categories: 1. User … Read More