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Corporate Entrepreneurs are Unsung Heroes

Innocentrix Corporate Entrepreneur Awards 2016 – Winners Announced Entrepreneurial employees are those that think outside the box and dream up new possibilities. They have the experience and ideas on how to improve efficiencies and drive business value. They aren’t afraid to see the world in their industry differently. Susan Foley, Executive in Residence at Babson [...]

Democracy innovation and the return of social led engagement

By Richard Copland, July 2016. Over the last few years, we’ve seen new and exciting experiments in direct democracy emerge: the Open Ministry – Crowdsourcing legislation site in the Finish Parliament; the Icelandic e-democracy and participatory budgeting website Better Reykjavik; Podemos, the new decentralised Spanish political movement and the municipal citizen-led coalitions Barcelona en Comu [...]

2016-07-28T10:51:07+00:00 July 28th, 2016|The Innovation-COOLER|

The SA Innovation League: Why innovation investment is often wasted?

Leading Edge Innovation: A South African Perspective The importance of innovation to business longevity and the potential it holds for the African continent has never been disputed. It is a message that we, together with our counterparts across the globe, understands and strive to enable. Collaboration and connectedness now brings a truly external perspective – [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:51+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Research|

2016 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A Spigit Multi-Industry Benchmark Study. “Innovation.” Alongside other big buzz phrases — including “Big Data” and “the Internet of Things”— innovation is on everyone’s tongues this year, from chief executives of long-established Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs launching tomorrow’s next big thing. But it’s not just a buzzword: 80 percent of innovation program managers report results to C-level executives [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:53+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Research, Spigit|

A Recap of CSW Summit Johannesburg

by Clive Reffell | Jun 30, 2016 | CSW Conferences, NEWS | 0 Comments CSW Summit Johannesburg on 24 June 2016 was Crowdsourcing Week’s first event in Africa. It was held on Day Two of the InnoLive 2016 conference presented by Innocentrix. The day’s presentations can be accessed here, and here is a brief recap [...]

Innovation Unusual

Innovation Live 2016/CrowdSourcing Week Africa (CSW) Summit The power of face-to-face interactions in strengthening connections can often be lost in the sea of statistics around social media growth and articles on building online relationships. But staying relevant by socialising on a topic one is passionate about, still remains one of the main reasons we attend corporate events. [...]

Case-study: PPC Innov8

In July 2015, PPC selected leading business and technology consultants, Innocentrix, to roll out an innovation platform across its workforce. Together, PPC and Innocentrix selected Idea Spotlight from Wazoku as the ideal innovation management platform for PPC. Wazoku’s Idea Spotlight was chosen due to its flexibility, scalability and mobility, as PPC has a diverse workforce in multiple locations. Read more by downloading [...]

2017-04-19T16:28:56+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Case-Studies, Wazoku|

Press Release: SA’s Top Innovation Companies and Corporate Entrepreneurs Announced

Date                     27 June 2016 Issued                   Innocentrix - Zander Powell Contact                Henra Mayer – Innocentrix CEO, henra@innocentrix.co.za Innocentrix presented the Innovation Live 2016 conference, and for the first time in Africa, the acclaimed Crowdsourcing Week Summit last week in Midrand. The event was hosted by Business Connexion and supported by Milpark Business School, the Innovation Hub [...]

Press Release – Innovation in Africa and new trends in business discussed at Innovation Live

An event for Wild Heads, Rebels, Renegades and Visionaries Date                 17 June 2016 Issued                Innocentrix - Zander Powell Contact             Henra Mayer – Innocentrix CEO henra@innocentrix.co.za / 082 323 7447 Innovation in Africa, its potential impact on the SA economy and new business models for growth will be discussed in Midrand next week. Local [...]

Improved metrics leads to improved innovation

By Henra Mayer. Substantial, innovative returns will not come from small, niche innovation capabilities or traditional metrics We tend to get what we plan for and drive what we measure. When executives acknowledge and accept the different risk profiles of innovative projects and its unique requirements, substantial return can be better supported and tracked. But [...]