Archive for June, 2008

8th Annual MRT/PDMA International Congress on Open Innovation and Co-Development – Scottsdale, AZ

June 18, 2008 Pat Clusman No Comments » Event Info

Join Cheryl Perkins as she chairs the 8th Annual International Congress on Open Innovation and Co-Development. The event is jointly sponsored by Management Rountable (MRT) and the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) and takes place January 26-28, 2009 in Scottsdale, AZ, at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort.

This year’s program, CoDev ’09: Building Open Innovation Capabilities for Higher Value Business Opportunities will bring together top experts and advanced practitioners to discuss:

  • How to determine the right open business model(s) for your company and how to get started?
  • How to evolve your company culture to drive higher value deals? What tools and approaches work best to break down cultural barriers?
  • What governance structures are most effective in supporting open innovation?
  • Effective strategies for building senior management engagement and support
  • Open innovation scorecards – what metrics should be used? Are the metrics for open innovation unique?
  • How do you tap into Venture Capital firms to source for innovations?
  • What tools and enablers do you need in place to effectively support open innovation efforts

There will be open innovation ambassadors from Cadbury, Frito-Lay, HP, Booz & Company, Kraft, P&G, R.J. Reynolds, Colgate, WD-40 and many more. Cheryl will also be interviewing Henry Chesbrough, author of Open Innovation and Open Business Models and acclaimed thought leader on Open Innovation.

CoDev 2009

Call 1-800-338-2223 or 781-891-8080 or click here to register.

The Circuit 001

June 10, 2008 Pat Clusman No Comments » Newsletters

Innovationedge leverages a proprietary approach called “Completing the Circuit of Innovation®” to connect the innovations to the marketplace. The June 2008 newsletter describes their approach for creating a competitive edge by crafting intellectual asset strategies and winning business propositions. Listen to podcasts and hear how inventors and entrepreneurs are engaged in creating disruptive innovations, intellectual assets and partnerships that deliver commercial success.

The Circuit – June 2008 (PDF)

Cheryl Perkins to be keynote speaker at The Invention & New Product Exposition

June 10, 2008 Cheryl Perkins No Comments » Press Releases

NEENAH, Wis., (June 10, 2008) Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, a global strategic innovation consultancy based in Wisconsin, will be speaking at The Invention & New Product Exposition (INPEX) conference from June 11-14, 2008. Cheryl’s presentation will address “The Keys to Sustainable Innovation,” which highlights her background on topics such as holistic innovation, the innovation imperative, innovation opportunities and more.

News Facts

•    Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge (www.innovationedge.com), was named one of the Top 25 Champions of Innovation by BusinessWeek magazine.
•    The Invention & New Product Exposition (INPEX) (www.inpex.com) takes place June 11-14, 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
•    The topic of Perkins’ presentation will be “The Keys to Sustainable Innovation.”
•    The presentation will include specifics such as holistic innovation, the innovation imperative, innovation opportunities, the Lifecycle of innovation, innovation model and principles, and case studies of the most innovative companies.
Quotes
“To have to opportunity to talk about open innovation with some of the nation’s top inventors at INPEX is an honor. Open innovation is such an important practice in today’s business, I’m excited to see the ideas that will come from the innovation leaders in attendance,” said Cheryl Perkins.

About Innovationedge
Innovationedge is a global strategic innovation consultancy based in Wisconsin. The team’s fearless champions of innovation break barriers to help executives define their business strategy, develop new capabilities, design a winning organizational structure, and deliver breakthrough innovations through a robust growth pipeline of solutions and new-to-the-world innovations. The company also gives inventors an edge by crafting winning business propositions and creating strategic corporate partnerships that deliver commercial success. For more information, visit Innovationedge.

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Podcast 007 – Successfully Bringing New Products to Market with Martha Silcott

June 9, 2008 Pat Clusman No Comments » Podcasts

Speaker: Martha Silcott

Inventor Martha Silcott speaks about what it takes to successfully bring products to market. In this Podcast, she shares the challenges of being an inventor and insights of early challenges, such as manufacturing prototypes. Martha also provides some advice on protecting your inventions, joining inventor forums, and preparing for the duration.

Podcast 006 – Successfully Bringing New Products to Market with Brian Fried

June 9, 2008 Pat Clusman No Comments » Podcasts

Speaker: Brian Fried of Think Up Designs

Prolific inventor Brian Fried, President of Think Up Designs, speaks about what it takes to successfully bring products to market. In this Podcast, he shares the challenges of being an inventor and offers hints for those just beginning the process of getting an idea to market. Brian also provides some insight on protecting your inventions and never giving up.

Podcast 005 – Disruptive Innovation

June 9, 2008 Pat Clusman No Comments » Podcasts

Speaker: Jeff Lindsay

Jeff Lindsay, Director of Solution Development at Innovationedge, explores disruptive innovation. After offering Innovationedge’s definition of disruptive innovation, Jeff gives some examples of different innovations that fall into that category. He also addresses the advantages and disadvantages of introducing a disruptive innovation into the marketplace, as well as some of the challenges involved. He also introduces some case studies from companies that have both profited from and passed by innovations that have since changed how consumers behave. Jeff concludes by letting listeners in on some upcoming disruptive innovations from Innovationedge.

Podcast 004 – Circuit of Innovation

June 9, 2008 Pat Clusman No Comments » Podcasts

Speaker: Cheryl Perkins

Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge, addresses the challenges and struggles of delivering growth and true innovation. Innovation is not a formula and is not one-size fits all. In this Podcast, Cheryl describes the Circuit of Innovation, a trademarked, proprietary capability offered by Innovationedge. She explains the necessity of a roadmap to deliver disruptive innovation, and changing what the world needs instead of having the world change you.

Corporate Central Credit Union Executive Summit – Lake Geneva, WI

June 9, 2008 Pat Clusman No Comments » Event Info

Join Cheryl Perkins for the Corporate Central Credit Union Executive Summit in Lake Geneva, WI. The conference, held July 15-16, 2008, is geared towards credit union executives and will demonstrate how to reach business goals through innovation and forward-thinking.

Cheryl will be delivering a keynote address titled “The Key to Sustainable Innovation.” Her key points will include:CorpCent

  • The innovation imperative
  • Innovation opportunities
  • The lifecycle of innovation
  • Innovation model and principles
  • Case studies of the most innovative companies

Click here to find out more and register.