Category Archives: Innovation

Rapid innovation, creativity, product development, open innovation, cocreation, team work, innovation unit

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Intrapreneurship on the rise

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What’s going on with intrapreneurship? Initiatives seem to multiply in France. We analyse a few causes, go through signs of movement like Les Hacktivateurs recent association, and show how Orange open innovation actions complements internal innovation. Finally, we demonstrate how the 4 principles supporting Rapid Innovation are a great framework to sustain intrapreneurship. Continue reading

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Participative Innovation at France Job Center, with Reynald Chapuis

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Reynald Chapuis is Innovation and CSR manager at France Job Center (Pôle Emploi). He shares with us the various and tangible initiatives he lead at Pôle Emploi, from participative innovation, E-Novaction platform, Innovation Lab, Innovation App store, emploi-store.fr, to the open innovation cluster, Lab RH. Welcome to a world where unemployment is not a fatal, but can trigger a rebound. Continue reading

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How to innovate with the crowd? by Emilie Ruiz

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Emilie Ruiz is a researcher at IREGE, University Savoie Mont Blanc, France. Hereafter she shares some key lessons on how corporations can set-up a crowdinnovation platform, and maximize its benefits, streamlining the adoption of the platform externally and internally through key … Continue reading

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Digital is not a trend!

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Tiago Félix da Silva Lopes is a brilliant and enthousiast Digital Director at Portugal Telecom. Discover his experience, and the single digital unit he created. Learn how digital transformation unfolds as a continuous cycle of initiatives, rather than a project with an end. Continue reading

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Agile at Orange France, with Koen Vermeulen

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Koen Vermeulen is CIO at Orange France, and awarded CIO of the year in 2015. He kindly accepted to answer a few questions related to the implemnation of Agile methodology, and how it brings a brand new spirit for innovation … Continue reading

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Innovation as a service!

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Software as a Service (SaaS) is a well known acronym for software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor, and made available to customers over the Internet. Can this concept be applied to innovation? As a matter of fact, we see a growing number of initiatives where innovation endeavor is hosted outside the company. Continue reading

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The Why, What, and How of Rapid Innovation Centers

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One key goal for the recent innovation units settled by large companies is to accelerate the speed of innovation. But why do we need to fasten innovation? What principles should an innovation center embody? And how can it be implemented? Continue reading