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    Beyond the Hype: Putting Design Thinking to Work

    Editor’s Note: Design thinking is a hot topic right now, observes Tucker J. Marion, associate professor in Northeastern University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group.  Professor Marion integrates design thinking into his product development classes and has worked on projects with design … Read More

    Give Power to the People For Innovation That Works

    Editor’s note: Gina Colarelli O’Connor and her research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been studying how companies manage radical, or breakthrough, innovation since 1995. She believes that companies must recognize that innovation is distinct from other corporate functions, and … Read More

    8 Don’t-Miss Reads To Help You Stay-Or Get-Informed

    If your New Year’s resolution was to stay more current with news and trends in the innovation space but you’ve been slacking off, we’ve got you covered. CIMS Innovation Management Report Editor Mike Wolff carefully curates a list of the … Read More

    CIMS Annual Meeting to Focus on Digital Transformation

    CONTACT: MICHELLE GRAINGER, 919-513-0166 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2018 Learn How to Digitally Transform Your Business or Organization Research Triangle Park, N.C.–Digital transformation isn’t just a buzzword. Thousands of organizations around the world have engaged in the process of … Read More

    Making the ‘Chain’ Work for Business

    By Mike Wolff, IMR Editor Business Insider boldly proclaimed, “Your digital life will soon be based on the blockchain foundation and you will gradually capitulate to its immense power!” in its September 7, 2017 issue. So will this prediction come … Read More

    Could You Pass the Innovation Professional Test?

    Guest Post by Brett Trusko Maybe you walk the innovation talk, but are you an innovation leader–someone who will lead your company to new heights? Developing such leaders is one aim of the The International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP), … Read More

    Thoughts On Creating a More ‘Agile’ NPD Process

    Guest Post by Robert G. Cooper Editor’s note: In this excerpt from the September-October issue of the CIMS Innovation Management Report, Robert Cooper, “father” of the Stage-Gate model of new product development and ISBM Distinguished Research Fellow at the Smeal … Read More

    Harnessing the Power of Now to Predict the Future

    Guest Post By William Rand Editor’s note: William Rand, an assistant professor of business management at N.C. State University’s Poole College of Management, first introduced the term “nowcasting” — the idea that by using modern telecommunications, the internet of things, … Read More

    Mini-I-Corps Program Yields Big Results

    Guest Post by Pasquale Ferrari You’ve likely heard of AmeriCorps, and of course the Peace Corps, but did you know that there’s also an Innovation Corps™, or I-Corps? A program of the National Science Foundation and part of the National … Read More

    Six Secrets of Winning Innovators

    Guest post by Rob Hoehn Each year, IdeaScale.com, an open innovation management software platform, invites its customers and subscribers to nominate winning teams for its Innovation Management Awards. The City of Calgary (Canada), Oak Ridge National Labs and the U.S. … Read More