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The Age of Relevance and Why Innovation Holds the Key

Innovation as a management discipline and its application in everyday work life has become synonymous with growth and sustainability. As advocated by innovation guru Gary Hamel since mid- 2000, there is a good understanding that Innovation in management principles and processes can create long-lasting advantage and produce dramatic shifts [...]

Press Release: Top South African Companies Awarded at the SA Innovation League Awards

Top South African companies recognised for having an edge in innovation by Innocentrix, in collaboration with Milpark Business School Date: 28 August 2020 Issued: Innocentrix – Henra Mayer Contact: Henra Mayer – Innocentrix CEO at henra@innocentrix.co.za / 082 323 7447 A complex and disruptive business landscape in 2020 is demanding more than just resilience [...]

Future Focused Leaders: The Role of Leadership in Innovation Management

Future Focused Leaders: The Role of Leadership in Innovation Management by Henra Mayer Check out our previous article: ISO 56002 Innovation management standard – Innovation management system – Guidance Global crises and Black Swan events are not catalysts for leaders to think about the future. Leaders think about renewal all of the time, how [...]

ISO 56000/SANS 56000 – Innovation Management – Fundamentals and Vocabulary

Effectively communicating about Innovation   Understanding and communicating what innovation (and its related focus areas) mean for your organisation, are the very first steps towards making innovation work in your organisation. Innovation and its importance for continued business survival is not a disputed issue in the business world. Yet, when we engage with [...]

The ISO 56000 Series of Innovation Management Standards: What is it?

The ISO 56000 series of Innovation Management standards is a family of standards published by ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), in collaboration with approximately 50 other countries, that is aimed at providing guidance to organisations on how to manage innovation better and benchmark their related activities and programmes. It provides a baseline for [...]

The Drivers of Innovation Management

    The Drivers of Innovation Management by Henra Mayer “Innovation is the specific in­strument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” - Peter Drucker   Emerging technologies and innovative new business models are transforming life, business and the global economy at unprecedented speeds. As digital [...]

Making Innovation Happen – The Trends in Effective Innovation Management

Making Innovation Happen - The Trends in Effective Innovation Management     “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” - Jeff Bezos Making innovation real is about more than focusing on the latest [...]

Top Innovators Announced! | Innovation League 2019 – 2020

It is with great excitement that Innocentrix announces the shortlist of candidates that will compete for the ultimate award  of Innovation League winner in the Innovation League 2019/2020 Awards. The following companies were ranked as the top innovators in their respective categories, and will be invited for a final round of adjudication. According to alphabetical order, [...]

SA Innovation League Case Studies Published!

We are proud to announce that case studies from our SA Innovation League survey were recently published in the textbook - "Entrepreneurship - A South African Perspective, 4th Edition" by Van Schaik Publishers. Case studies mentioned from previous winners include Legal Aid SA and PPC Ltd. The authors further mentioned various outcomes of the [...]

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