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The 7 Worst – And Most Common – Mistakes in Idea Management

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We’ve helped companies completely transform themselves through idea management, but for many businesses it’s still a new concept, and a hard thing to get right. Idea management is the process of generating, collating, analysing and implementing ideas that solve real business problems, as part of a wider innovation strategy. These ideas are essential for driving growth, securing a foothold in …

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Six ways to improve innovation through culture change

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Based on the Innov8rs webinar on the same topic where Nicola Darke, Customer Success Director at Wazoku, Tim Westall, Co-Founder of April Strategy, and Hans Gillior, Founder of the Goodwind Company, each shared two ways to improve innovation through culture change. You’ve been assigned the grand task of transforming a business and don’t know where to start? Don’t panic. We’ve worked with …

Award-Winning Innovation in Scandinavia, Powered by Wazoku

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Last week saw the completion of two major innovation initiatives in Copenhagen: The Upcycle Challenge and Copenhagen Fintech Week. Both programmes embraced open innovation – powered by Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight.  The first to crowdsource ideas from the general public to revolutionise the sustainability of the construction industry and the latter to engage the most exciting startups in Copenhagen to pitch …

The innovation cocktail – underestimate the challenge at your peril

wazoku Partner blogs

We asked our partner, Tim Westall, Co-founder of April Strategy, to share practical insights that would be useful to organisations juststarting out or already running ambitious innovation programmes. We also framed the interview with a couple of more philosophical questions and received very honest and fun answers to both. Read on and enjoy the interview… 1. What will the world …

Seven steps to take towards creating a culture of innovation

wazoku News

The first Innovation Pioneers tank event brought together a diverse group of participants from corporates, scale-ups and young people. The challenge we set for the day was: How can we create a culture of innovation? Participants from BT, Tesco, Santander and the Ministry of Justice convened with Innovation Pioneers initiator organisations Wazoku, Freeformers and Greater Anglia at the Greater Anglia …

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ISS Software GmbH and Wazoku partner to revolutionise the German insurance industry

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ISS Software GmbH and Wazoku are set to transform the German insurance sector by enabling the co-creation of new solutions for insurance organisations for and in collaboration with the wider industry. This partnership takes digital transformation to a new level, making it a collaborative effort of an ecosystem with one common interest – to upgrade the industry, to stay competitive …

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Let’s co-create, Mr Client!

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With new and emerging technologies developing at increasing speed, how do IT suppliers and system integrators best understand how to apply these new tools and methods in their clients’ organisations? A beauty parade no longer cuts it with clients who are looking to their technology partners to help take advantage of this new evolution and create value above and beyond …

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The innovation spectrum and where to start

wazoku Blog

Innovation is not one specific thing, it is a spectrum. It can start with small, incremental changes and expand to radical innovation, creating brand new solutions or disrupting an entire industry. What sits in the middle of the spectrum is customer-centric innovation or what we have termed ‘Differentiated innovation’. Incremental Did you do something better today than you did yesterday? …

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5 steps to engaging 7,000 customers in innovation

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If someone asked you how they could make your life easier, wouldn’t you tell them? You probably wouldn’t hesitate. This is, in essence, customer-centric or differentiated innovation. Why customers? Not only do you get instant insight into what your consumers want and need, which helps you create a competitive advantage; as a by-product, you also get your customers’ buy-in before …