The 4-Diamond Innovation Model

A true end-to-end innovation process

The 4-diamond innovation model and process provides a template canvas with interlinked innovation methods fitting operational needs and ISO 56000 compliance.

In this blog entry we describe the 4-diamond innovation model and process that provides a generic template for most corporate setups. Being broken down into 4 major areas it can be easily extended with specific methodologies and linked according to a company’s organisation and operation model.

Connecting strategy and execution

Working with corporate innovators requires constant switching of abstraction levels. While strategy must be driving innovation by providing direction, position and resource allocation it often lacks crucial feedback from the development and execution stages.

In many projects the design thinking methodology connects the discovery and development stages in the well-known “double diamond” model. Teams start recognizing that they must innovate differently in a problem-oriented and solution-oriented style. (more…)

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Data-driven Business Models

Data-driven Business Models Lecture On this page you can find the slides from my lecture on data-driven business models. For more material and updates please visit the HSLU page regarding the Master of Science in Applied Information and Data Science. Depending on modules, amount of exercises and discussion in class, this lecture scales from 3 hrs to 1 day. Part…

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From product innovation to innovation systems…
Source: Bosch Rexroth, Industry 4.0

From product innovation to innovation systems…

From product innovation to innovation systems... ...and the role of software We frequently encounter organizations transforming their innovation systems and organization “on-the-go”. In recent projects we had the situation that traditional, well-doing companies have forgotten how to innovate. Some of these firms date back more than a 100 years and have seen significant phases of growth, all associated with innovations…

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ISO 56002: Innovation Management System Guidance

The committee on Innovation Management, ISO/TC 279, has been working on a convergent view of how innovation management systems are structured. The result is the "ISO 56002:2019 Innovation Management System — Guidance". This guide acknowledges the importance of a structured system for innovation in any organisation that needs to adapt, respond and change to its market environment pursue new opportunities…

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