Innovation research

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)

On-demand webinars (free):
The new world of innovation: your path to success

Technologies and vendors

These MWD Advisors research 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):

HYPE Innovation – from inspiration to project
Innovating in search of growth: Imaginatik’s Innovation Central
Salesforce Ignite: innovation to drive digital transformation
SAP targets digital transformation through innovation
Spigit: Getting the right idea

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

Case studies and leadership

These MWD Advisors research 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.

Baxi innovates with sand, pebbles and rocks (premium)
Case study: Mota-Engil (premium)
Waitrose saves £3.5 million through Partner Ideas  (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.

Episode 5: Community, creativity and innovation catalysts at Airbus – Angela Ashenden interviews Konstantin Gaenge about his experience developing an innovation programme at the firm.

Episode 6: Structured innovation at the Met Office – Craig Wentworth talks to Charlie Ewen, Director of Technology and CIO at the Met Office, about his firm’s innovation programme.

Episode 7: Stoking the flames of innovation at Liberty Global – Angela Ashenden talks to Roel de Vries about Liberty Global’s innovation strategy and approaches.

Episode 8: The value of foresight and futures work – Neil Ward-Dutton talks to Rob Gear, Futurist and Innovation Lab lead at PA Consulting, about how foresight and futures work provides framing for innovation programs.

Episode 9: Is innovation all about disruption? – Craig Wentworth interviews MWD’s Angela Ashenden about the role of disruptive innovation both within an organisation and across industries.

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