Case Studies: V-Z

Case Studies

Here you can find a variety of case studies on the subject of innovation.

Some of these are written by us, and others by collaborators and colleagues. To discuss any of these studies further please do get in touch via our contact page.


Veeder Root

Film and transcript showing an example of employee involvement in innovation and how it can contribute to sustained successful performance.



Case looking at the lessons learned by a small IT start-up company and the subsequent improvements it made to its approach to managing innovation.

Wakes of innovation

Case illustrating the opportunities for learning from failure.

Wasted idea management

Case of a German waste management company with innovation challenges.

WWF Climate Savers innovation cases: Responsible Tourism

Case-study of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in China.

WWF Climate Savers innovation cases: Lafarge

Lafarge: Focus on Sustainable Construction.

WWF Climate Savers innovation cases: Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks in China: innovating for sustainability in product, process and paradigm.

WWF Climate Savers innovation cases: SONY

Sony…on the “Road to Zero”

WWF Climate Savers innovation cases: Tetra Pak China

Innovative Approaches for Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Chinese Innovation Case Studies


Towards sustainable mobility with Volvo Group.

Summer Girls


Case describing a start-up in the field of teenage clothing, highlights a number of themes including user-led innovation.



Describes the early years and the subsequent development of the giant textile and clothing company ‘Inditex’.