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 By now, everyone has heard of design thinking and even debating whether or not it is already outdated.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

Design Thinking Books & Articles to inspire

Peter GoossensBoard Of Innovation, Design Thinking

What Can Design Bring to Strategy? – Kathryn Best Design Thinking Comes of Age – Harvard Business Review Design for Action – Harvard Business Review The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design – IDEO Design Thinking – The Book and Tools – designthinkingbook.co.uk Virtual Crash Course – Stanford University Institute of Design Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers – Columbia Business School Design in Tech Report 2016 … Read More

Insight into our Design Thinking Workshops

Peter GoossensBoard Of Innovation, Innovation

Design Thinking – Case: Philadelphia (Geneva Global) When Geneva Global approached us for a Design Thinking training, we were immediately enthused. Not only because of the noble goal they envision as a company (impactful and efficient philanthropy), but also because of the interesting industry – applying Design Thinking in a Business to Business oriented context. To level out everyone’s understanding … Read More

How to market your corporate startup

Yannick KhayatiInnovate like a startup, Internet & media

Over the last years we’ve helped several corporates with the launch of internal startups. As an innovation / business consultancy our focus is always on the strategic role of these projects. We provide help with the selection of new product ideas, validating the product / market fit, choosing the right business / revenue model, … As you can see, all … Read More

Hack: How I got free LinkedIn ads with fake account

Arne Van BalenBusiness Prototyping, Hackathon, Innovate like a startup, Internet & media, Intrapreneurship, Recruiting, Top 10

At the moment, LinkedIn is the best platform for B2B sales. By far. LinkedIn knows this and monetizes it with Sales Navigator, paid advertisements, etc. After spending hundreds on our first campaigns, I started to experiment. Eventually, I found a way to get free LinkedIn ads and tons of extra (personal) exposure. The hack I used, is suitable for both sales and recruiting … Read More

20 questions to ask when validating your business idea

Tom De MoorInnovation, Innovation Management

A part of our innovation workshop is idea validation User validation can be categorized into 2 different points of view: problem validation and solution validation. It’s important that you avoid confirmation bias. You must look for the deep-rooted problem of a user instead of pitching your idea. It is all about listening. Do not expect them to reinvent the future … Read More

The 4 most useless people to have in your innovation project

Nick De MeyInnovation Management

Let’s assume your innovation project has a clear purpose. Example: “You want to find new sources of revenue based on the existing assets you have as a company.” To develop a new product or services you decide to launch an innovation accelerator. The people you invite to your brainstorms & workshops are of course carefully selected. But still we see … Read More

Guide to market-fit for new material or technology

Arne Van BalenBoard Of Innovation, Business Prototyping, Innovate like a startup, Innovation Management, Other-industries, Resources

Based on our experiences, we guide you through the six steps to turn new materials or technologies into first invoices. That experience grew when I joined a corporate startup in the paper industry (Symbio by Sappi). The idea was to launch plastic materials that were forest-based. At the time, our team had no market knowledge, no relevant network established in the marketplace, and no direct clients … Read More

The tools we used in our Innovation & Creativity training for PPG

Yves CreemersBoard Of Innovation, Innovation

Recently, me and my colleague Vincent facilitated a 2 day ‘Innovation & Creativity training’ for graduates of PPG, world’s leading coatings company (+46.000 employees, 15.4 Billion turnover). The overall goal of this training was to teach & inspire young graduates with the right techniques & knowledge to come up with creative solutions for challenges they face within PPG. This blogpost will guide … Read More

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

Arne Van BalenBoard Of Innovation, Intrapreneurship

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