Their Definition of Innovation Process


(Part 2)

Their Definition of Innovation Process

Hello my friends, this is the second part of the article series.

In the previous part, I briefly served you with innovation definitions which I explored and took from hundreds of different reasources. As you see there, the definitions differs from one to another, authorities all define it according to their needs. One can ask, is the definition really matter at this point ? Yes it does.

Now in second part, I’ll be serving you with the definitions of innovation processes from different authorities on this diciplines.

Spoiler allert!! Definitions for innovation and the process of it ? Why do we explore these two topics first ? Because, we will use them to prove that everybody defines and guides the term, innovation, in accordance with their needs and this fact is a block stone in front of the Global Innovationisation at all levels !

Haven’t read the first part yet ? Its ok, click this link to read it:

I ll be pleased if you tell me which definition you like there the most !

Now, lets go on!

The Innovation Process Is Defined

  • According to Rivier University:

There are 5 stages in any innovation process;

  • Idea generation and mobilisation:

New ideas are created during idea generation. Mobilization occurs when the idea is moved to a different physical or logical location, such as an outside firm or another department.

  • Advocacy and screening:

Not all ideas are worth implementing. Advocacy and screening help evaluate an idea and measure its potential benefits and problems. From there, a decision can be made about an idea’s future.

  • Experimentation:

The experimentation stage tests an idea, such as with a prototype or pilot test. Researchers in Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice carefully note that “Experimentation does not test an idea’s objective merits, but the suitability for a particular organization at a particular time.” Some ideas “might be ahead of their time or beyond the present capacity of the company … [they] may be set aside into an idea bank or idea library for development at a later time.”

  • Commercialisation:

Commercialization aims to create market value for an idea by focusing on its potential impact. This step makes the idea appealing to the audience, such as by packaging an idea with other ideas, clarifying how and when the idea can be used, and using data or prototypes from experiments to demonstrate benefits.

  • Diffusion and Implementation:

“Diffusion and implementation are two sides of the same coin,” researchers wrote in Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice. Diffusion is the companywide acceptance of an innovative idea, and implementation sets up everything needed to develop and utilize or produce the innovation.

  • According to Dave Power, from Harward University Extention School:

There are 4 stages to an effective innovation process;

  • Observe Your Customers to Uncover New Problems—and Opportunities:

By building an understanding your customers’ problems or pain points, you can think of ways your organization can provide solutions.

  • Create New Solutions:

You can use your customer insights to explore new ways to make a profit.

  • Prototype and learn in the market:

To arrive at an optimal final product, adhere to the principles of lean development: introduce your product to the market as a basic offer first. This enables you to learn continuously from customer behavior and change the offer quickly if it is not working.

  • Implement the best ideas:

Embracing this process as an iterative cycle of learning gives you the flexibility to try out new business possibilities and refine the ideas. This is the best practice for growth companies.

  • According to Elrha (collaborative humanitarian research and innovation)

The process of innovation is often compared to the process of evolution as it is fundamentally a dynamic process of improvement and adaptation which strengthens organisations’ ability to survive and thrive.

  • Recognition:

A specific problem, challenge, or opportunity is recognised  to be seized, in relation to the provision of humanitarian aid.

  • Invention:

A creative solution, or novel idea invented which helps address a problem or seize an opportunity.

  • Development:

An innovation is developed by creating practical, actionable plans and guidelines.

  • Implementation:

An innovation is implemented to produce real examples of changed practice, testing the innovation to see how it compares to existing solutions.

  • Diffusion:

Successful innovations are diffused – taking them to scale and leading to wider adoption outside the original setting.

  • According to Holly Green from Forbes

There are three phases.

  • Discovery:

Phase I has two basic objectives: developing core innovation competencies and generating new and creative ideas, which often includes gathering customer insights and translating them into workable ideas.

  • Evaluation:

This phase separates the wheat from the chaff, as potential ideas and opportunities undergo a rigorous screening process. New ideas are discussed, tested, evaluated, and compared for their potential to add value to customers, generate new revenue streams, or accomplish a specific innovation goal.

  • Execution:

This phase involves making sure that the high-value opportunities identified during the evaluation phase align with your organizational capabilities. Then senior management has to commit the time, money, and resources to make the innovation happen.

  • According to Lead Innovation Management

The phases of innovation can be divided into four main steps.

  • Idea:

collection of innovation potentials, derivation of ideas, evaluation and release of ideas.

  • Concept:

Extensive analysis and derivation of concepts for the solution, implementation and marketing.

  • Solution:

Development and testing of the solutions to the finished product.

  • Market:

Arouse and fulfill a customer’s needs by implementing in procurement, production and logistics as well as marketing and sales.

Tell Us Which One ?

Which one fits your style ? Can you define innovation process better ? If you know somebody else does, please share his/her definition with us.

We Explored Both The Definitions and The Process Explanations For Innovation

We explored the information and put 5 of them here. There are many in the literature but 5 well is enough to show that every definition is made in accordance with the authorities needs. That means, it is defined for the authorities not for the people !

This fact is a road block for innovational thinking. Fancy definitions and processes seem tempting but yet they are entirely ineffective. Individuals and small organizasions, companies even the big ones, can not get on board.

So, in order to fill the blank page, a global level innovatisation must be started!

How ?

We will see..

Let’s Meet Again For the Third Part

In third and the final part, we will redefine innovation and there we will show that innovation is for everybody. It does not belong to corporate companies or hi-tech authorities, its literally ours!

Shall we meet on Part 3 of this article series on 25.01.2019 Friday ?

(I post 2 articles / week, Tuesday and Friday on Linkedin & Twitter. One day before on my website)


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About the Author

M.Salih KANBER, Innovation Enthusiast, Engineer, Inventor, Promoter

(Globaly known as KANBER)

Currently being occupied as R&D – Power Quality Manager in electricity distribution sector, innovation is his passion and his profession is electrical and electronics engineering with 9+ years of expertise with hands-on engineering, project management and technical team lead experiences on creative problem solving, idea development, R&D, manufacturing, testing, installing and operation phases of LV to HV electrical & electronics systems, machine design, electrical infrastructures, control electronics, machinery and test benches.

After work, he deals with creative and functional art, lamp design, photography and videography. He is a certified drone pilot (IHA-0) and licensed (HAREC) ameteur radio operator.

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