CASE: How we identified & selected the right intrapreneur for one of our latest corporate startup projects.

Arne Van BalenBoard Of Innovation, Intrapreneurship

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For one or the projects we’ve been involved in lately, one of our challenges was to find the right intrapreneur to take the lead in an ongoing innovation project. When I say that “finding a qualified intrapreneur with the right fit for a corporate innovation project is very hard”, that’s an understatement. There are so many criteria you have to … Read More

10 inspiring facts to rethink your business in 2016

Simon De RuyterDaily Inspiration

First of all, Board of Innovation wishes you a happy and especially innovative 2016! If becoming more innovative is on your company’s 2016 resolution list, this selection of 10 inspiring facts and questions will definitely help you out. By the way, if being more innovative is not on your company’s priority list, it definitely should be ;)! Need more inspiration? … Read More

The perfect intrapreneur: a skillset

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Innovation, Intrapreneurship

Perfect intrapreneur

Intrapreneurship has become a hot topic, but who are these intrapreneurs? What makes them so special? Why are people saying that ‘intrapreneurs are the ones saving the future of the company’? Can you just grab an entrepreneur, wrap him in a suit and put him in a corporate environment? Great guess, that won’t work in most cases, therefore I’ve made … Read More

7 top-notch books on innovation

Yves CreemersBoard Of Innovation, Daily Inspiration

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(3 minute read) On Amazon, there are over 70.000 books on ‘Innovation’. That would take a normal human being 2.397 years to read at a pace of 20 pages a day. To find your way through this overload of information we collected some golden nuggets for you. The result is a list of 7 top-notch books on innovation. 1 The Innovator’s Dilemma – by Clayton … Read More

Ignore focus groups: a guide to do your own customer validation

Nick De MeyIntrapreneurship

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When working with corporate teams I regularly face discussions on when and how to do customer research. For many managers talking to potential new customers is completely out of their comfort zone. I am convinced this is not with bad intentions as managers in large enterprise are mainly working in 3 modes: Do nothing (Talking to customers is the responsibility of someone else, other … Read More

The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. (Part 1)

Nick De MeyIdeation

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Recently I guided a 3 day ideation brainstorm for NGA HR at their HQ in London. This is the first 3-day workshop of 2 sessions to explore & develop new opportunities for this global HR service provider. (+8500 employees, +$850M turnover). In this post I’ll describe what tools we used to end up with a first selection of 13 concepts. Of course … Read More

Women in Innovation: We need more!

Simon De RuyterBoard Of Innovation, Jobs, Team

Marijke, our wonderful colleague

Working at Board of Innovation I have been wondering why our team mostly consists out of men. A first thought I had was that it might have something to do with the type of work we do, that women are underrepresented in the world of innovation. However, by openly questioning this on LinkedIn, I soon realised we are doing things … Read More

How our guy Vincent applied ‘Lean Startup’ by launching his own startup

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Innovate like a startup

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At Board of Innovation, our team values are very important. One of them all of us share, is an entrepreneurial spirit. One of our consultants Vincent is the absolute proof of that, he recently translated his entrepreneurial mindset in his own startup, Sir. Vincent has been working at Board of Innovation for almost a year now and he already did … Read More

How to design your own innovation accelerator: a checklist

Vincent PirenneBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation, Innovate like a startup, Intrapreneurship

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I decided to write a post to give you some insights on how we designed our latest accelerator program and what we learned from it. We recently finished an exciting dragons’ den of an innovation accelerator program for Owens-Illinois (O-I). O-I is the global market leader in the production of glass bottles (listed in the fortune 500). Fun-fact: Approximately one of every … Read More

Is your startup idea already taken? This graphic will tell you.

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation, Daily Inspiration, Ideation, Innovate like a startup

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How do cross-industry founders such as Elon Musk and Richard Branson manage to launch multi-billion-dollar companies one after the other in totally different industries? They are gifted with the talent to copy and remix between businesses: 1. Recognizing the success stories in one business. 2. Shaping these success stories into abstract business patterns. 3. Zooming in on another industry and translating the patterns … Read More

Jobs in innovation: our field guide

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Intrapreneurship, Jobs

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For most companies, developing a winning innovation strategy isn’t usual business. It takes a lot of time, skills and resources. Though essential for long term business growth, innovation is often killed due to the focus on core business processes. As an innovation consultancy we’ve been globally involved in lots of innovation projects. This means we have cooperated with many different profiles … Read More

This is how launching on Product Hunt for the first time, hammered our expectations.

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation, Innovate like a startup

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Last week, we launched our Business Model Kit to the Product Hunt community. It was the first time Nick and I launched a product on PH, so this blogpost is a great opportunity to look back on this (great) experience. Our Project Unlike many other projects on Product Hunt, our business model kit is not a new product. We had … Read More

Analyzed: Product Hunt business models

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation

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With our business model kit launching on Product Hunt, it’s the right moment to take a good look at some business models of products that were there before us.. To give Product Hunters a clear idea of what they can do with our kit, we’ve analyzed the business models of our 3 favourite hunts. Pexels (Product Hunt link) The first one … Read More