A Free Book / Presentation: 7 Steps for Open Innovation

I am happy to give you FREE access to a mini-book and a PowerPoint presentation deck for my framework on open innovation.

You can download the free mini-book (PDF, 46 pages) here: 7 Steps for Open Innovation:

15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies and Startups

Open innovation is a strategic game for big companies and one of the most important moves to consider for their innovation leaders is the allocation of focus and resources in the context of open innovation.

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FREE Books, Papers and Insights on Open Innovation and Innovation Culture

I believe in being open and sharing insights so here you can download free books, papers and exercises related to my work.

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An Open Innovation Talk by Stefan Lindegaard (Video)

Do you want some insights and inspiration on open innovation? Then you should check out this presentation that I gave at the recent re:publica conference in Berlin.

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How Companies Must Learn, Unlearn and Relearn

by Stefan Lindegaard
July 16, 20157/16/15 No Comments

Not so long ago, I read this great quote by Alvin Toffler.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”

What if we put this into the context of corporate functions and the rise of collaboration and the shared economy?

Production / supply chain: Companies learned to make their products and services by themselves; then they unlearned part of this in order to become even better through outsourcing and supply chain systems.…

The Execution of Innovation: A Free White Paper

by Stefan Lindegaard
June 25, 20156/25/15 1 Comment

For several decades corporations around the world have talked about innovation and tried many different efforts to get this to work at their organizations. The results have more often than not been mediocre or worse. The time has come to take stock of what’s working and what needs to change to improve the odds of success. There is a lot of change coming!

This is what I believe in and what I will cover in my white paper on “The Execution of Innovation”.…

Are You Ready to Change the Future of Innovation?

by Stefan Lindegaard
June 17, 20156/17/15 1 Comment

The future of innovation needs to change. Will you help make it happen?

This is what I believe in.

The future of innovation – and business – is driven by three global mega-trends:

Everything moves faster, everything will be connected and there will be a much higher degree of transparency.

Thus, we need a different approach on innovation. Here you have my current thoughts (work in progress) on this.

The focus is shifting away from ideas as they are in abundance.…

How to Wreck the Innovation Term

by Stefan Lindegaard
June 1, 20156/1/15 1 Comment

Here you get a good example on how to wreck and over-use the innovation term. I wonder if the company even considers whether they are doing themselves a disfavour (which I think they do).

On LinkedIn, I got some good perspectives in the discussion following my update. Let me share them here as well:

Michael Fruhling: You are probably right, Stefan. At a minimum, their marketing leaves much to be desired. Their offering may be differentiated…but I can’t tell how or why based upon their ad alone.…

Deloitte Lacks Diversity: What’s the Impact on Innovation?

by Stefan Lindegaard
May 22, 20155/22/15 5 Comments


Diversity is better for innovation, right?

So what’s wrong with this picture?

(26 new partners in Deloitte Denmark)

Deloitte makes a major push on innovation advice and services. It’s great to have such a player putting more focus on innovation, but I have to raise a question here.

What’s the impact on innovation thinking and the advice you offer in such a situation?

Unfortunately, this lack of diversity is not just an issue with Deloitte.…

Free Webinar: What You Need to Know on the Execution of Innovation

by Stefan Lindegaard
May 20, 20155/20/15 1 Comment

Did you know that the front end of innovation has become the easy part of corporate innovation? The real challenge is the execution part.

Did you know that many companies focus more on ideas than people when it comes to innovation? Ideas are important, but people make things happen and thus the right order of focus should be people first, processes next and then ideas.

If these questions make you think about the execution of innovation, then you should join my webinar – hosted by HYPE Innovation – in which you will get these insights:

the key insights corporate innovators miss on the execution of innovation how corporate innovation teams can match the right people with the right ideas at the right time for better innovation (hint – the key is people pools) examples on how corporate innovation teams at successful companies deal with the execution of innovation

The webinars takes place on Wednesday, June 10th at 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM CEST

You can register, free of charge, here: What Corporate Innovators Need to Know on the Execution of Innovation

Intrapreneurs and Corporate Rebels: This Is for You!

by Stefan Lindegaard
May 19, 20155/19/15 2 Comments

I have been in love with the term intrapreneur – and the idea behind the term – for many years now. It is a term that many people do not understand in full, but in essence this is about people who do not like the status quo and are willing to put up an effort to change things within a larger organization that does not always welcome change.

As I am preparing to give a talk on how intrapreneurs can boost their careers and make their companies stronger at the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference in London in May, I stumbled over some blog posts that I believe will be inspiring to those, who know what it means to be an intrapreneur and a corporate rebel.…

The Danger of Complacency: The Power of Nordic Innovation Fades Away

by Stefan Lindegaard
May 1, 20155/1/15 1 Comment

The Nordic countries and their companies have been heralded as true champions of innovation for many years. Although the countries are tiny in size, they have made a big impact around the world and everyone knows global icon companies such as Lego, Ikea and Nokia

Unfortunately, I think the Nordic countries and companies are getting into serious trouble with their innovation efforts. Lots of innovation activities and initiatives were shut down during the financial crisis and although things are starting to pick up again, it might be too late.…

Turkey: An Upcoming Innovation Powerhouse

by Stefan Lindegaard
April 26, 20154/26/15 1 Comment

As I interact more and more with Turkish companies and meet their corporate innovators, I begin to understand the potential in this emerging country.

Today, we don’t hear much about Turkish innovation efforts in the innovation community and we don’t hear them present great cases at the leading innovation conferences, but this is about to change.

You can just consider the below facts on the Turkish economy to get an idea of the scale of the underlying economic drivers that are in play.…

Communicators & Innovators: Why This Intersection Matters

by Stefan Lindegaard
April 17, 20154/17/15 1 Comment

Read this if you also ponder on the intersection of corporate innovation and communication.

“Look around. Stakeholders all over. Inside and outside.

You wonder why corporate innovators need to become better communicators.

Executives, heads of business units, managers, employees and external partners.

They all need different messages to help you get things done.

If you don’t get them onboard, you can’t deliver. Your company will not become the preferred partner of choice in the innovation ecosystems.…