Innovation Metrics

Innovation metrics

Innovation metrics and indicators are often difficult to find and apply. Not many leaders are able to show current dashboards with 3-5 simple KPIs.

Looking at past research there is no shortage of metrics though. In a recent survey over 200 metrics and indicators were mentioned in more than 400 instances of literature. The can be classified by the

  • process phase: comparing input, throughput and output metrics, often called leading or lagging indicators
  • area of measurement: related to product development, strategy, organisation etc.
  • expression in qualitative or quantitative terms.

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Horizons and S-curves: Products today, tomorrow and in the future
S-curves are used to describe product adoptance and market maturity. During saturation new businesses and technologies start taking over.

Horizons and S-curves: Products today, tomorrow and in the future

A product portfolio contains product lines across many horizons according to their lifecycle. Therefore overall business performance depends on the contributions of all of these products.

They are in different adoption phases. They can grow easily or strongly, are in saturation, or are completely outdated by new approaches. (more…)

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Is your innovation systematic and scalable?

To be sure your innovation is systematic and scalable, an innovation assessment and benchmark will address, next to standard metrics, many questions like Can design-wins, successful market intros and inventions be repeated? Are they based on a systematic approach? Are you a top or bottom-liner? How to fix the bottom line to grow the top line? Is your innovation system…

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Innovative strength of your competition

You know the market and your competition. But don’t you want to know your strength compared to the innovative strength of your competition? All innovation systems share the same roots and principles, so standardised benchmarking is possible… More than 6000 organisations have done it. You will get answers such as Can you express your innovation strategy? Does your company innovate…

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