The Shape of Innovation // Ep. 4: Innovation through recombination, not just invention

The shape of business innovation has changed radically over the past 30 years. This podcast series explores the changing shape of innovation through conversations with real-world innovation practitioners and leaders.

In this 18’41” episode Principal Analyst Angela Ashenden talks to innovation leader Frank Hatzack about his experience driving innovation at a biotech firm, and his own approach and perspectives on innovation.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • How Frank found his way into innovation from a biotech R&D background
  • What is driving businesses to invest in innovation, and how they are approaching this type of programme
  • The challenge of how to absorb the best ideas into the organisation to enable them to be developed and progressed
  • The relationship between innovation teams and M&A teams
  • The risks of creating accelerators or incubators that attract your best people away from your core business
  • … and much more!
Frank is now a Senior Consultant for You can email him on frank dot hatzack at rinnovationgroup dot com; on Twitter he’s @frankhatzack.

Please let us know what you think in comments below, or feel free to contact if you have questions or comments – or if you’d like to get involved in a future conversation!

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