is an obvious but important perspective to bear in mind, that human beings
is innovation Invention is the first occurrence of an
..., while innovation is...to carry it into
practice" (Fagerberg, 2004: 4). Amabile et al. (1996) suggest
"begins with creative ideas".
Corrections to Common Misconceptions
Innovation is scalable
to all endeavors; limiting it to a process, group of individuals, phase,
single method, or region, is a mistake.
Innovation applies to the manufacturing floor and legacy products, as well as it does to the R&D of new products.
Buzz words do not help product development success
The pattern of doing what others are doing is....
Innovation and Quality do not cost
Innovation without a clear and productive vision is defeated.
Key sectors associated with
Energy and Green Wind
The Machine as
advocate a "big funnel" (also for lessons
learned or best practices), that channels the many ideas
flowing out of an organization, into a process that transforms the
ideas into marketable innovations. While appearing
logical, this may dampen the very creative invention that would produce
The Atomic Approach: ALE proposes that
Innovation is by
human beings, through creativity and focus, aided by the
appropriate methods and environment.
Systems engineering provides the ability to see and integrate from the
basic need to complex end-products. DFSS enables the selection of
the best solutions (quality, cost, robustness), TRIZ enables
invention (as do other basic methods), and your PDP must deliver Innovation without killing invention.