Northeast Ohio Innovation leaders gathered at Tremco’s Test Wall facility for the EDGE InnoQuest session led by Dr. Stephen Brand, Associate Director of the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. During this interactive workshop Stephen presented two different perspectives on Innovation Management: one on the ideation side and one on building great innovation teams. This session built upon our recent InnoQuest discussion with Dr. Gerard Puccio on “Creating Innovative Organizations.” The Tremco team shared their innovation journey and demonstrated their test wall.
In this workshop, Stephen presented two different perspectives on Innovation Management: one on the ideation side and one on building great innovation teams.
Innovation and the Business Model Canvas – A standard in new idea/new venture generation as a foundation for launching new innovative ventures as a start-up and within a company. Stephen engaged the group in a game that allows people to see their companies through the lens of different brands using the canvas, which leads to innovative ideas within the model and a shift of management, funding and external crises.
Building Innovation Teams Using Foursight – Foursight is an innovation thinking assessment tool and looks at how different profiles impact time and resources needed to be more efficient in the product development process.
Hear from Mike Deckard and Anne Musitano of Akron Children’s Hospital on their take-aways from the session: video
About the InnoQuest Innovation Management Program:
A collaborative forum offered bi-monthly to leaders and innovation practitioners of mid- to large-sized companies in Northeast Ohio. Participants gain best practices in managing and guiding the innovation process, new working relations with peer companies & leading practitioners and actionable steps to improve a company’s innovation practices. Program content has included: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Lean Start-Up Principles, Design Thinking and Creativity in Leadership. Each session is held at a location of interest throughout the region; past locations have included; Sherwin Williams, The Technology House, NASA Glenn Research Center, Baldwin Wallace Center for Innovation and Growth, Parker Hannifin’s New Innovation Center and the Cleveland Institute of Art.