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Award Winners Announced at the Prince’s Trust

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Last month The Prince’s Trust celebrated their first internal Innovation Awards. Colleagues submitted just under 100 nominations recognising one another for the amazing ideas they had collaborated on and developed since July 2018. Bringing innovation to the forefront The Princes Trust, a UK charity whose aim is to help disadvantaged young people get their lives on track, has undergone a …

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Idea management – driving workforce empowerment and bottom-up innovation

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Tracking and measuring results – any innovation programme, whether bottom-up or otherwise, needs to be tracked and measured effectively. An organisation should put in place targets, totals and outputs, so it can understand the metrics and make refinements and enhancements to the innovation programme where necessary. An idea management platform can make reporting on innovation simple. Smart software can track …

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Ministry of Defence selects Wazoku to improve innovation

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New platform looks to build on previous innovation successes by increasing staff engagement and the volume of ideas UK Central Government department, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has selected Wazoku’s idea management platform, Idea Spotlight, to drive digital innovation and idea management across its entire network: The Royal Navy, British Army,  the Royal Air Force, Joint Forces Command and Defence …

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10 Steps from idea generation to implementation

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Every successfully implemented idea/product is a result of a long and painstakingly supervised innovation process. While principles and methods of idea development are universal for all industries, there is no strict rule regarding the steps from idea generation to implementation. Here is a list of 10 steps that follow the idea management process from idea generation to implementation. 1. Idea …

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School of innovation – the role of mentoring in innovation

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A blog based on the ‘School of innovation’ webinar co-hosted by ideasUK and Wazoku When leadership says ‘Go, innovate!’ everyone panics thinking ‘Where do I even start?’. Here are a few tips from ideasUK and Wazoku, who both take a mentoring approach to innovation and recently shared a few best practices of working with their customers and members. Peer support …

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The Fidelity story – technology-driven innovation

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The Challenge Fidelity International (Fidelity), one of the UK’s largest investment fund managers, initially started collaborative innovation with Step Change, an IT department run innovation programme, managed through SharePoint. It was a great first step, however, SharePoint was unable to scale the initiative, provide the flexibility required or progress, track and move ideas and data the way Fidelity needed. Fidelity …