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

Design Thinking Books & Articles to inspire

Peter GoossensBoard Of Innovation, Design Thinking

Design Thinking Books

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

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

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

flow to monetize new material or technology

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

Innovation & creativity training

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

SD Worx_Quest_Intrapreneur

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

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


(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

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


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

internal accelerator

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