Here’s our collection of research reports and resources focused on successfully delivering business value from an investment in innovation.

Orientation and strategy

These MWD Advisors reports provide background and context for you if you’re just starting out with an innovation initiative.

Infographic: 6 innovation anti-patterns (free)

Technologies and vendors

These MWD Advisors reports look in depth at offerings from key vendors in the innovation management and crowd-sourced ideas space, and help you decide what’s likely to be a good fit for your requirements.

Vendor profile reports (all premium):
Spigit: Getting the right idea
HYPE Innovation – from inspiration to project

On the Radar reports (focusing on innovative, specialist vendors):
Batterii (premium)
InnovationCast (premium)
MindSumo (premium)
Wazoku (premium)

Case studies and leadership

These MWD Advisors reports look in depth at the journeys that successful organisations have been on – looking at how they’ve driven real business change through innovation initiatives.

Mota-Engil (premium)
Waitrose (premium)

The Shape of Innovation podcast series

Episode 1: Introducing… – MWD analysts Neil Ward-Dutton, Angela Ashenden and Craig Wentworth kick off the series with an introductory discussion about the shape of innovation today.

Episode 2: Innovation in insurance, and how failure can mean success – Neil Ward-Dutton talks to innovation leader Rod Willmott about his experience of innovation in the insurance industry and his approach to innovation.

Episode 3: Telefonica UK’s CIO on how he runs his Innovation Lab – Neil Ward-Dutton interviews Telefonica’s Brendan O’Rourke, discussing culture, success metrics and failing fast.

Episode 4: Innovation through recombination, not just invention – Angela Ashenden talks to Frank Hatzack about his experience driving innovation at a biotech firm, and his own approach and perspectives on innovation.

Innovation capability assessment tool

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