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

Business Model Innovation at the bottom of the pyramid

Vincent PirenneBusiness Model Innovation

Healthcare case study - How to apply Business Model Innovation at the bottom of the pyramid?

BMI for NGO’s in Southeast Asia I recently visited Myanmar to support a group of NGO’s and corporates in healthcare to innovate at the bottom of the pyramid. We are all very enthusiastic about the result and the journey we’ve gone through so I would love to share this experience with you. The Context I’ve collaborated with Pepal, an NGO that … Read More

Get inspired by these 4 TED talks on Creativity in Business

Peter GoossensInnovation

Creativity improves the process of solving problems. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about developing a new product, a strategy or an innovative way to stay ahead of the competition. Creative problem solving gives that competitive edge that any business is striving to achieve. How can you apply creativity in business? Dive in and get some expert advice from these … Read More

How to innovate in complex environments?

Peter GoossensDesign Thinking, Innovation

Design Thinking, again? By now, everyone has heard of design thinking and even debating whether or not it is already outdated. Well let me tell you, there are still many companies out there using design thinking methodologies successfully and organizations that have never even explored its benefits. This is because some big companies do not know how to make use … Read More