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

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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

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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

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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 …

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Innovation Launchpads – The path to connection

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The path to creation is through collaboration That’s the yoga teacher in me speaking, but it’s true and most innovators will subscribe to this perspective. The more we work together, the more able we are to initiate bigger change. Notably, social innovation and making a positive impact beyond the commercial four walls we work within, let’s face it, is what …

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Innovation Theatre – CEO’s we MUST do better

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To all the CEO’s out there who are the conductors of innovation theatre within their organisations and showcase this theatre as your innovation strategy to your teams, your customers, your shareholders. Willing or not. Intentional or not. Known or not. You all can and must do better. Playing innovation theatre as innovation strategy is an abuse of power, a waste …