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Thoughts on Innovation – the Blog on successful Innovation Management

12. September 2018

8 External Innovation Sources You should know

Back in time, companies relied mainly on their internal capabilities to generate innovative ideas and to transform these ideas into real products and services. However, nowadays […]
24. August 2018

How the DZ BANK manages Innovation Activities

The times when a solid business model worked for decades are also over in the banking sector. The new customer expectations of financial service providers in […]
23. August 2018

6 Internal Innovation Sources You should know

Spotting efficient sources for different types of innovation is a challenge for innovation leaders.  We took a closer look at the most important sources of innovation […]
16. August 2018

How Cisco ignited a company-wide Startup Culture

The increasing pressure to innovate through mass digitization of economy and society demands a paradigm shift from incremental innovation to disruptive and strategic innovations.
15. August 2018

Beyond the Buzzword: Disruptive Innovation Explained

Disruptive technologies challenge industry leaders that did not innovate fast enough to survive. They can destroy existing models and change entire industries. Especially the very large […]
30. July 2018

Spotting Innovation Opportunities

A strategic innovation field, let’s call it “opportunity space”, can be found by connecting all the dots between bits of diverse information you already know and […]
13. July 2018

Tech Disruptor – The Process Mining Unicorn Celonis

Process mining is a powerful tool for optimizing business processes by reconstructing and analyzing them on the basis of digital traces in IT systems. Imagine losing […]
27. June 2018

How Failure does or does not impact Innovation

Let’s face the facts: failure is becoming a trendy thing due to the ever-increasing speed of innovation. More and more we hear entrepreneurs say “It’s OK […]
19. June 2018

The Hidden Champions at CeBIT – Tech Newcomers to watch

The fourth time in a row ITONICS exhibited at Europe’s refurbished Business Festival for Innovation and Digitization in Hanover – CeBIT. Besides presenting our innovation management […]
24. May 2018

N26: App-only FinTech from Berlin

Isn’t going to a bank such a waste of time? Many people use every chance (ATMs, phone banking and online banking) to sidestep interacting with a […]
14. May 2018
Seven Habits of Highly Innovative Companies

7 Habits of Highly Innovative Companies

Innovation. It is the lifeblood of our global economy, a survival skill and a strategic priority for any company worldwide. Nevertheless, many market participants still face […]
13. May 2018

Lemonade:
Insurance that Millennials love

All of us have to deal with insurance companies, and it’s not fun. Endless paperwork, confusing conditions, fine print, long queue and so on and so […]
26. April 2018

Smart Service Canvas

By Jens Pöppelbuß and Carolin Durst The connection of physical objects and cyber things through a wireless network provides us with immediate access to information about […]
4. April 2018
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Successfully shaping Digital Transformation

By Andreas Rusnjak The digitalization of data and processes combined with delivery of excellent customer benefit along with digitized information and communication architecture will be an […]
22. February 2018
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Who should be Part of my Innovation Community?

By Carolin Durst Strategic innovation management aims at identifying opportunities and risks at an early stage in order to prepare the company for the future. Therefore, […]
20. February 2018
Read and download our whitepaper about trends, weak signals and hypes!

Understand Trends, Identify Strategic Fields of Innovation and Create something entirely New

By Carolin Durst, Michael Durst, and Matthias Saffer Change is the new normal. Evolving markets, new demands, standards, and values, as well as ever shorter product […]
15. January 2018
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The Digital Bank – How to make Business Models fit for the Future

In mid-90s Bill Gates made a statement that “Banking is necessary, banks are not”. What sounded provocative back then is a reality today. Some banks have been […]
4. January 2018
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How ITONICS’ Customers practice Trend and Technology Management

Having a good instinct for new trends can be worth a fortune for companies. Who wouldn’t have wanted to be the originator of the idea for […]
2. January 2018
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Shaping Change – Trend Management in Practice

A study on the relevance and state of the art of trend management in corporations   In times of ever shorter product lifecycles and rapid technological […]
12. December 2017
Teaser blog post ISO 50501 to foster innovations

New ISO 50501 to foster Innovations

Germans, in particular, are used to having everything certified, tested, sealed, and verified, from the smoothie purchased at the supermarket to the sports shoes and all […]
13. October 2017

Squirrel, Tinkerer or Fox – Which security type are you?

Vacation time is burglary time – so far, so bad. That’s why, for most of us, being one step ahead of the burglars and securing our […]
4. September 2017
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Innovation Management meets Crowdsourcing

“ (…) the world is becoming too fast, too complex and too networked for any company to have all the answers inside.” – Yochai Benkler, professor […]
4. May 2017
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Why Trends, Technologies and Inspirations matter in Innovation

Whenever I talk to clients about innovation and innovation management, the so called Innovation Funnel shows up on the projector. It basically says that you simply […]
29. March 2017
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Check out our new whitepaper “Weak Signals, Hypes or Trends – Identify Innovation Opportunities and stay ahead of your Game”

Weak signals, hypes or trends – countless concepts are buzzing around in the innovation universe. We put some order in this jumble of terms! Our new […]
3. January 2017
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Trend Management in Practice Study 2016

Digitization, Internet of Things, Robotics or New Currencies – How do you prepare for change? Our study “Shaping Change – Trend Management in Practice” provides insights […]
28. June 2016
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6 Steps to Digitize a Business

By Mike Durst More and more execs that I talk to are worried about the speed of digitization. Within a couple of years startups like Airbnb, […]
2. June 2015
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Innovation = Ideation? We do not think so…

Whenever we talk to potential clients about innovation and innovation management, the so called Innovation Funnel shows up on the projector. It basically says that you […]
13. March 2013
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Paper Abstract: Designing a Collaborative Strategic Foresight System

We have submitted a paper on “Designing a Collaborative Strategic Foresight System” together with our partners University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Bundeswehr. Here comes the abstract: Companies […]