This book explores innovation capability in industry by studying the principles of the maturity levels that apply when operationalizing innovation. In four parts, the authors provide a methodological guide, with methods and tools to be applied to businesses and other organizations, both public and private.
Part 1 provides an introduction to the subject of innovation as a means to progress. It focuses on the need for a method, provides a modern framework for innovation capability and introduces the idea of maturity levels.
Part 2 discusses the maturity levels themselves – the five levels are analyzed individually to provide a basis for the following section, which discusses the implementation of methods.
Part 3 focuses on building innovation capacity by concentrating on concrete examples of innovation within the industry. Each maturity level is discussed within this context to define the factors that underpin success.
Part 4 presents the five maturity levels as a collection of dynamic tools, but also looks beyond these by discussing inter-level dynamics and factors which could impede or halt progress.
Part 1. Think Up a Method
1. Innovation: An Unfinished Journey.
2. Evaluating the Ability to Innovate.
3. A Method to Progress.
Part 2. A Discourse on the Method
4. Two Essential Preliminary Levels 0 and 1.
5. Level 2: Not Yet Mature.
6. Level 3: Maturity in Training.
7. Mastering Level 4.
8. Sustainable Mastery at Level 5.
Part 3. Implementing the Method
9. How to Innovate at Level 1?
10. Innovating and Capitalizing at Level 2: Re-Visiting the Past for Entering Level 3.
11. To Build Upon Levels 1 and 2.
12. Forging and Strengthening Systems Toward Level 3.
13. Managing the Deployment at Level 4.
14. Sustaining Level 5.
Part 4. Possessing the Method
15. Using the Five Levels to Progress.
16. Tool Sheets for Each Level and for Inter-Level Dynamics.
17. Going Beyond the Five Levels: A New Operational Capacity.
Patrick Corsi is an international consultant in innovation engineering at IKM, London, UK and Brussels, Belgium, and an Associate Practitioner in intensive innovation at the Centre de Gestion Scientifique at Mines ParisTech in France. Previously, he had an extensive career with IBM Corp, IBM France, THOMSON-CSF, the European Commission as well as a successful start-up experience.
Erwan Neau is Director at AONOV Innovation in Angers, France. He developed systematic methods for diagnosing innovation processes in business and guiding innovation approaches. He advises SMEs on their best capacity to progress their development.
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