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How to Create an Innovation Culture that Lasts

By Henra Mayer Many organisations kick-off an innovation programme with innovation training or brainstorming sessions. Seeing that it is easier to execute, this can be a good way to engage the organisation around innovation intent. A good programme that delivers fresh ideas utilise the power of collaboration to create repeatable differentiated value in the market [...]

2018-05-02T12:33:34+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Innovation How To... Series|

How to Stand Out in a Niche Market

By Henra Mayer.   The word "niche" comes from a French word that means to nest. In the business context it is described as concentrating all marketing efforts on a small but specific and well defined segment of the population[1]. Niches do not 'exist' it is 'created' by identifying needs and wants that are being addressed poorly or [...]

2018-04-23T10:04:10+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Innovation How To... Series|

Managing for Growth Report 2017-2018

    By Henra Mayer. Innovation as a strategic competency is crucial for organisations as disruptive change becomes the new normal. Top organisations manage for innovation success as a rule, but does this change in tough economic times? Towards the end of 2017, a general turbulent year for global economies, Innocentrix ran a survey [...]

2018-04-13T11:18:59+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Research|

Hippie 2.0 and the swing back

By Richard Copland. This is the last in my Californication series that has looked at the influence of California on our new radical technologies.  The thought pieces considered the beginning of the counter culture and its growth into a global phenomenon, before asking whether it had become a capitalist dystopia. This piece will draw the [...]

2017-10-11T08:04:09+00:00 October 11th, 2017|The Innovation-COOLER|

Africa Country Benchmark Report

Innocentrix is excited to announce its partnership with In On Africa (IOA), a South African research, consulting and publishing firm based in Johannesburg. IOA has over a decade of experience across the African continent and a network of over 300 consultants in more than 30 African countries. This joining of forces will signify greater [...]

2017-10-06T14:41:18+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Press Releases, Research|

Leading Innovation

By Henra Mayer. The significance of innovation is widely recognised as an important business driver in a dynamic world of rapid change and shifting business models. Many organisations invest in innovation initiatives to create more competitive and resilient organisations, but how to continuously produce repeatable, strategically significant outcomes remains a challenge for many. Intent needs [...]

2017-09-29T10:53:57+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Innovation Advisory and Consulting|

From counter culture paradise to capitalist dystopia

By Richard Copland. Can you complete the following series? Avant, Firefox, Flock, GreenBrowser, K-Meleon, Maxthon, Opera, Safari, Sleipnir, Slim. A couple of pointers, think back to 2009, they were the browsers accessible via This thought piece will pick up on some of the points raised in the Californication and Radical Technologies article that we [...]

2017-08-10T10:07:25+00:00 August 10th, 2017|The Innovation-COOLER|

Innovation Systems – Making Sense of the Noise

By Henra Mayer. Technology is recognised as an enabler of innovation and growth. Having a software tool, specifically the right software tool, can greatly accelerate your innovation results by creating an easily accessible and self-sustaining platform for ideation and innovation management. Over recent years however, the innovation technology systems market exploded and an influx [...]

Winning in Turbulent Times – Survey

Emerging technologies and innovative new business models are transforming life, business and the global economy at unprecedented speeds. As digital technologies reshape the modern world, businesses established in less fluid times are having to make increasingly complex and critical decisions against the ticking clock of change. How leadership reacts and how they view this [...]

2017-07-07T14:01:35+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Californication and the radical technologies

By Richard Copland Clients often ask which technologies to watch out for over the next few years.  The typical ask centres around the medium term, a time frame of the next two to three years and not the immediate near term.  Previous conventions and arrangements that constitute businesses sense of management time frames no [...]

2017-07-07T13:50:15+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|