|Why to deal with this?|| Innovation management is the discipline of managing processes in innovation. It can be used to develop both product and organizational innovation .
The focus of innovation management is to allow the organization to respond to an external or internal opportunity, and use its creative efforts to introduce new ideas, processes or products.
Importantly, innovation management is not relegated to R&D; it involves workers at every level in contributing creatively to a company's development, manufacturing, and marketing. By utilizing appropriate innovation management tools, management can trigger and deploy the creative juices of the whole work force towards the continuous development of a company Common tools include brainstorming, virtual prototyping, product lifecycle management, idea management, TRIZ, stage-gate process, project management, product line planning and portfolio management. Modern approaches also include open innovation, a strategy which includes external know-how in product and process innovation.
|When is it suitable/applicable?|| nnovation management is a continuous process of generating, coordinating and implementing a stream of new ideas involving teams with members from various departments of an organization. It is especially important
|When is it NOT suitable/applicable?||
|What costs are related to it (financial, time effort etc.)?||Involving all actors within a company in the innovation process takes time – commitment from the top management is essential, but the whole staff needs to be involved in order for the process to be successful and sustainable|
|What’s the relevant HTE output?||The methodological innovator guidelines on this portal will inform you on the theoretical basics of innovation management and provides useful checklists for controlling your innovation process.|
|Whom can I talk to from the HTE team?||ZENIT, Agropolis International, TEIN, Qualiméditerranée, TRITECC|
|Relevant internet links|| Links:
|Online databases and tools|| Tools:
|Where to get advice, consultancy?|| Support
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