This blog is about innovation management, from creativity, collective development and elegant design, to user engagement, innovation marketing, and scaling-up. It draws a particular focus on setting-up and managing rapid innovation units, akin corporate innovation labs, and innovation ecosystems to incubate, and accelerate innovation within large companies.

Nicolas is an International Innovation Executive, expert in corporate innovation programs, and innovation labs. He currently helps the 20 innovation managers of Orange Africa to develop their projects locally. Previously he created several open innovation programs: innovation with employees (Orange Intrapreneurs Studio), innovation with consumers (Imagine with Orange), innovation with entrepreneurs (Orange African Toolbox). Consolidating this experience with the ones of 40 corporations, he wrote in 2019 The Intrapreneurs’ Factory, a practical guide to leverage intrapreneurship for your company.

Passionate speaker (TEDx), Masterclasses lecturer @Google Academy and Tech/Business Schools, ISPIM Prize laureate for innovation management in 2016, Nicolas is writer of the innovation blog RapidInnovation.fr. Follow him at @nicobry.

Named by InnovationExcellence viewers top 40 innovation blogger in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (#4), 2015 (#3), 2016 (#5), 2017 (#7), 2018 (#5), 2019 (#5), 2020 (#12), 2021 (#10).

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Nicolas holds a master degree in telecommunications from French Grande Ecole Supelec, and an Executive Master from HEC Business School where he completed a thesis on Rapid Innovation (“rapid innovation a must-have in globalization time“).

Articles are my own, and do not represent necessarily my company @Orange.

Follow me on Twitter: @nicobry and Linkedin



  1. Bonjour,

    Je travaile depuis plus de 20ans sur de grands événements sportifs comme les JO sur des aspects technologie, telecoms, new media (y compris l’expérience Quokka Sports)et puis plus récemment l’organisation générale de tels événements et les phases de candidature.
    Je souhaiterais vous contacter afin de discuter “transmedia”, opportunités de spectacles itiniérants, opportunités d’accompagnement actif d’événements pour créer de nouvelles formes de “stotytelling” dès les phases de candidatures .

    Pascal Wattiaux

    skype: pwattiaux

  2. Bravo!

    C’est un très bon blog!

    Une bonne qualité du contenu. Bon design. Bons sujets.
    Enfin moi ca m’intéresse l’internet donc forcément je suis captif!

    Go go go go!

  3. Excellent blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused .. Any tips? Cheers!

  4. Very interesting article you wrote on “running-the-innovation-pipeline-at-eads-corporate-nursery”….
    As part of a company that is strategic global partner of the EADS Technology Licensing business of EADS Innovation works, it was good to get an insider perspective.
    Look forward to getting in touch with you.

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