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Stefan Lindegaard

Stefan Lindegaard
Stefan is an author, speaker, facilitator and consultant focusing on open innovation, social media tools and intrapreneurship.

The Innovation Refrigerator: Is the Timing Right for Your Innovation Efforts?

You all know the innovation funnel, but do you know the innovation refrigerator? The idea is simple: Innovation processes are often built around the funnel...

Strategy or Innovation: What Comes First?

While working and researching on how to better train and educate executives on innovation, I got into an interesting discussion with a corporate innovation leader...

3 Successful Open Innovation Cases: GE, Samsung and LEGO

The idea of open innovation is still fairly new, but we are starting to see a range of companies that are getting value out...

A Game Plan for Corporate Innovation

I recently had some interactions with a company working to ramp up their innovation efforts. We had several discussions on different ways of approaching...

Making Innovation Happen at Siemens: Open Co-Ideation Is Key

Siemens is one of the big global companies that puts lots of efforts into their innovation efforts and they have lots of initiatives on...

Coca-Cola Founders: A New Model for Creating Startups?

“We’re trying to create a win-win,” David Butler, Coke’s global VP of innovation and entrepreneurship, says about the new Coca-Cola Founders platform. “First we...

How Big Companies Innovate With Startups and SME’s

There are so many examples of big companies innovating with startups and SME’s and as this innovation dynamic grows and matures, we are also...

Chief Innovation Officer – An Insider or an Outsider?

I predict that lots of companies are going to hire or appoint a Chief Innovation Officer (or someone with a similar title / area...

Disruptive Innovation at Large Companies: The Examples of Tesla, GE, Apple and Cisco

When I posted an article, 9 Innovation Concepts and Methodologies to Embrace, Consider or Re-think, I got a relevant comment from Collin Smith, which...

Disruptive Innovation at Large Companies: The Examples of Tesla, GE, Apple and Cisco

When I posted an article, 9 Innovation Concepts and Methodologies to Embrace, Consider or Re-think, I got a relevant comment from Collin Smith, which...

7 Great Insights on People, HR and Open Innovation

If you believe that people are a key element in innovation, then you should check out this article: Implications of Open Innovation Trends for...

Me First, Team Next, Company Last: The Truth of Corporate Loyalty?

I had an interesting comment to my recent post on why executives do not get innovation. It went like this: “Essentially, I attest that people...

Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing in Emerging Countries

Many companies around the world know the benefits of open innovation and crowdsourcing with speed and diversity being the most important ones. The combination of...

Cisco: Entrepreneurs in Residence, Open Innovation and Communication

Let me start out by making it clear that I think Cisco is doing quite well with their Entrepreneurs in Residence Program (EIR). The initiative...

The Open Innovation Manifesto by GE

Companies need to know why they are pursuing open innovation and they need to be strong communicators on their efforts. Those are two key...

7 Steps for Open Innovation by @Lindegaard: Grading Your Company’s Open Innovation Capabilities

I am happy to give you access to the PowerPoint presentation deck for my new concept, which I might turn into an open source...

A Safe Approach to Open Innovation: Start Within Your Company!

Most companies have embraced open innovation today, but their efforts are still very different. Some get it, some don’t and some are still trying. I...

Be Intellectually Compelling and Emotionally Engaging

Novozymes is an interesting company that puts lots of efforts into building a strong and sustaining innovation culture. I know this from my interactions...

Dairy Industry! Where Are Your Open Innovation Efforts?

I am calling out the dairy industry and I am asking them a question. Where are your open innovation initiatives? Having done some quick research…

Driving Innovation in Small Companies: A Collection of Perspectives and Resources

Most companies around the world are small and medium sized (50-250 people) and yet the main attention of innovation is geared towards startups and...

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