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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network turns to Wazoku to capture the innovations to transform health in the West Midlands

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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) has selected Wazoku’s idea management platform, Idea Spotlight, as it looks to increase and share innovation across the NHS and in doing so, improve the long-term health in the region. WMAHSN previously operated Meridian, a pioneering interactive innovation health exchange for academia, industry, health and care providers and commissioners and the public. Participants …

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Innovation Roundtable Discussion: Agile organisation, Culture & Leadership for Innovation

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At this year’s Innovation Roundtable Summit in Copenhagen, I moderated a roundtable discussion on some of the challenges businesses face when trying to build a more agile organisation, grow a culture of innovation and navigate leadership and mindset. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the Q&A – all answers are anonymised and summarised. What have you found most …

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Implementing Innovative Ideas in The Conservative Environment of A Large Corporation

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Businesses know they must innovate to survive. Some companies are, some people within those companies are and others have unbeknownst innovative ideas tucked away. The real question as a large corporation is: how can we take advantage of these ideas and the depth of knowledge inside the minds of employees, partners or the wider business ecosystem? Many enterprises, although heavily …

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How we cultivate sustainability and help our customers do the same

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At Wazoku the tools and processes we recommend to our customers when generating ideas or solving business challenges are the same we adopt internally. Balbu, is what we’ve branded our own idea management platform instance in our organisation. We use Balbu to run internal competitions, test and develop product features and improve operational and business processes to name a few.

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The Architecture of Innovation

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Architecture is a fine balance of creativity and reality. That is, Architects must be creative within the constraints which they live. Applying that concept to building an innovation framework within your organisation is no different. Understanding your environment and resources is crucial when determining what will work well and how far you can push the boundaries. Going too “weird” may …

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An Innovative Culture: Define It, Cultivate It and Use It to Enable Transformation

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A culture of innovation is more than a buzzword. Many organisations struggle to first define what makes a culture innovative, let alone build an innovative culture. If these mark the beginning of the journey, how do you then take the innovative culture you’ve put so much effort into building, cultivate it for sustainability and use it to drive business transformation?

The Importance of Celebrating Success

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When an organisation develops an innovation strategy, it must communicate it clearly across the entire organisation, commit to practicing innovation and make it safe to innovate. Generating, collating, analysing and implementing ideas successfully – as part of a wider innovation strategy, calls for celebration and recognition of your triumph in innovation. Why is it so important to celebrate success?

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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 …

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 …