Innovation Worldwide

Dear all,


We have been given a lot of thought into the new innovation trends and happenings and believe it is high time to update the Innovation Best Practice & Future Challenges Report from 2010! As we have realised that it is not really ‘best practice’ we are interested in the context of innovation but ‘Leading Practice’, the 5th such report will be titled: Innovation Leading Practice & Future Challenges!

As in the previous four rounds, the focus is on creating a snap shot of what is happening in businesses in the field of innovation, and identify what the next challenges on the innovation journey are - rather than what is happening in consulting or academia.  Having said that, if you are from consulting or academia and feel your insights NEED to be heard by the business community, do let us know! This is your opportunity to share your thoughts, experiences and insights. 


As in the past, Bettina’s framework will form the foundation for the discussion - with a few additional topics to talk about - and, again as in previous rounds, we ask for 30-60 minutes of your time, and promise to stick to the time frame we are given ;-). We would be delighted to hear from you!

Do we not always say what a wonderful community you are? Yet another piece of evidence is forthcoming with a pdf document in which Rene Moretti, sustainability expert,  has summarised 3 recent Harvard Business Review articles, all of them relevant in the context of leadership, innovation, and sustainability in our fast changing world. The amazing thing is,  all indicate a shift "from the I to the we and beyond" - which is coincidentally the title of a blog Bettina and her dear friend and colleague Dorothea Ernst  are writing! The three articles summarised are:

  • Collective Genius (HBR 06/14) by Linda A.Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, Kent Lineback
  • The Capitalist's Dilemma (HBR 06/14) by Clayton M.Christensen
  • Innovating for shared value (HBR 09/13) by Marc Pfitzer, Valerie Bockstette, Mike Stamp

Please click here to dowload the PDF from Dropbox. 



Call for papers: The 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers: Learn X Design, an event by the Design Management Institute 
Submission deadline: 22nd of October
Event Date: 28 June – 1 July 2015
Event Location: Chicago

Are you involved in any aspect of design education and research around it?  Then you might want to consider submitting a paper to this conference where different facets of approaches to design education research, pedagogy and teaching will be presented. For more information about the call for papers click here


Launch of Continue To Grow Alliances Network
Date: 27th of October at 5pm (London time)
Location: Online

Rui Patricio, who is part of our community and CEO at Continue to Grow, will be leading this online presentation. They are looking to create a community to share best practices, PoV, content and other resources. It will be a space  to identify potential partners for developing new services and approaches in the innovation space. The event is free and you can register here.

RE.WORK Internet of Things Summit
Date: 06.-07.11.2014

Location: San Francisco

This Summit, organised by RE.WORK, will showcase the opportunities of emerging trends in the IoT and its' impact on business & society. Sessions will feature presentations and open discussions on how the IoT will impact future cities, healthcare, transport, business and infrastructure. Topics will include: Wearables, Big Data, Future Cities, Wearables, Connected Home, Smart Energy, Sensors and M2M.

The ILF community can enjoy 10% off ALL ticket types for RE.WORK events, by using the code ILF10 at the check out. Please contact us to claim a higher 20% off discount code. Get your Internet of Things Summit with the ILF10 discount code on their website.


Executive MasterClass "Best Practice in Open Innovation"
Date: 10-12.11.2014
Location: London

The organisers promise an interactive three day masterclass with case studies from LEGO, 3M, Beiersdorf, SAP & Siemens. The agenda consists of classes about the rise of Open Innovation as a new strategic imperative, the importance of co-creation, the future of open innovation and how to develop an action plan.

As part of the ILF community you can enjoy 10% discount on this course with the code BPO10. Please click here for more information. 



Foresights and trends
Date: 11-13.11.2014
Location: Los Angeles

Now in its 19th year, the Foresight & Trends (FT'14) will be focusing on wellbeing. The topic will be explored by many speakers spanning its effects on productivity, product line, innovation, leadership, growth and brand health across industries and roles. Skill Building will be the topic explored on the second day. To know more about this event click here.

The ILF wider community can enjoy 15% off the event price with the code FT14FORUM. As usual, we ask for the members of ILF to contact us to claim their 20% discount code.

Chief Technology Officer Summit
Date: 12-13.11.2014
Location: Miami

For those who are in Miami, this event will be a good chance to discuss and debate the technology trends and innovations shaping the future of business. Some of the key topics of this year's summit will be: Application Development for the Internet Age, What's Driving the Evolution of the Chief Technology Officer, Driving Customer Engagement Through Technology, and How The Internet of Things will return Business value.

The ILF community has 15% discount with the code ILF15. As for the members, we got a special 20% off discount. Please get in touch with us to get your special code. For more information about the summit, click here.



Global Forum: Shaping the Future 2014
Date: 17-18.11.2014
Location: Geneva

Finally, do not forget that the Global Forum 2014 is fast approaching! The program is entitled: A Connected Age, Opportunities & Disruptions in a Time of Transformation. It will discuss important topics of the digital fields, such as: Content & Copyrights, Future of Regulation, Smart Cities, eHealth, and many more.

Enjoy 20% discount with the ILF wider community special discount code GF14-ILF-20. Members of the ILF should contact us for their 30% discount code. To see the full programme click here


As usual, if any of you have attended any of these - or other - innovation related events, we would be absolutely delighted to hear from you!


All best wishes from your ILF Team (Bettina & Lis).


Dr Bettina von Stamm, FRSA
Innovation Leadership Forum
+44(0)7767 428 457
Twitter: BvonStamm

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