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INNOVATIONTOOLS: 0-C

Activities

Here you can find a variety of activities on the subject of innovation. They range from individual projects and reflection frameworks to group level activities suitable for workshops or classroom settings.

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Accelerating Diffusion

An activity linked to the Accelerating Diffusion Tool, applying it to a range of hypothetical scenarios.

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Analogies

An activity to help in creative problem solving.

Architectural and component innovation

An activity for identifying architectural and component innovation, and the implications of each type.

Bags of ideas

This activity is designed to help you explore knowledge push as a source of innovation.

Blocks to Creativity

An activity for identifying various categories of blocks to creativity.

An activity linked to the ‘Bubble Charts’ Tool, applying it to a hypothetical scenario.

Business Model Canvas

An activity using the Business Model canvas framework, and working backwards to understand an existing business more fully.

Business Model Innovation

An activity using the Business Model canvas framework, and working backwards to understand an existing business more fully.

Changing Business Models

An activity for exploring how and why business models change.

Classifying innovation

An activity for classifying innovation using the 4Ps framework.

Classifying Business Models

An activity for classifying various types of business models.

Competence Enhancing & Competence Destroying Innovation

This is an activity designed to explore patterns of innovation over time and across industries.

Competitiveness profiling

A powerful tool for picking up signals for innovation involves creating a simple profile of how your products and processes match up to what the market wants and what your best competitors can offer.

Costs and revenue in business models

Choose a product or service which you have consumed recently.  Try to set out the underlying business model. 

Creating value through innovation

An activity exploring the ways in which a new innovation might create value.

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Creativity matters

An activity that helps you to come up with creative solutions.

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Creativity Quiz questionnaire

Creativity Quiz questionnaire.