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Networks of innovation

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Two innovation experts see great potential in “creation networks” that include companies from a variety of regions with specialized technical expertise.

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Lowering the cost of innovation

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Michael Schrage of the MIT Center for Digital Business sees inexpensive digital business experiments as a form of “innovation risk management.”

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Cutting costs strategically

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Need to lower costs? Think about “re-featuring” your product, suggests Scott D. Anthony of Innosight.

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How to find opportunity in a downturn

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Bhaskar Chakravorti of Harvard Business School offers insights about entrepreneurship and innovation during a downturn,

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Choosing the best places to innovate

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Countries are adopting a variety of innovation strategies and policies — and that’s something executives should keep in mind, according to John Kao.

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Encouragement for innovators

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Innovating  in difficult economic times can be discouraging. With that in mind, here's an upbeat video clip from Tom Kelley, general manager of IDEO, the well-known design firm. Kelley spoke at Stanford a few months ago on the topic of "how to be an innovator for life."

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Creating a culture of innovation

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The CEO of W. L. Gore & Associates offers insights into how the company has built a culture that fosters innovation.

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News from the start-up scene

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As the downturn continues, some technology start-up companies are closing or being acquired at low prices, The Wall Street Journal reports. That, along with a reported decrease in angel investing, raise questions about the environment for innovation.

But the news isn't all bad.

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Innovating during a recession

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Looking for ideas about how to help your organization thrive during the downturn? Andrew Razeghi, a lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, has posted a thoughtful essay on innovating in a recession.  Razeghi combines useful tips with examples of companies that prospered during past downturns, including the Great Depression.

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Better days for innovation ahead?

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It's a fairly gloomy week on the world economic stage, with International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn declaring a number of leading economies in depression and U.S. President Obama warning of the possibility of financial catastrophe if a stimulus bill is not passed.

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When innovations cross disciplines

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Innovations that span more than one industry discipline or technology domain often face commercialization challenges -- in part because of a dearth of venture capitalists with the background to evaluate them. So argues Silicon Valley strategist (and MIT alumna) Sramana Mitra in a recent Forbes.com column about obstacles to cross-disciplinary innovation. Mitra calls such cross-disiplinary business models "cusp businesses."

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How to innovate in tough times, part II

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Last week, I blogged about a Knowledge@Wharton article containing advice about innovating in difficult times. This week, a visitor to our site added her own insights on that topic: Laura Weiss, an innovation consultant, pointed out her own recent San Francisco Chronicle column on innovating during a downturn.

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Learning from innovation

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New research offers insights into the factors that affect how much an organization learns from its innovation activities.

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How to innovate in tough times

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It can be a formidable challenge to make sure your innovation projects continue to prosper at a time when many company budgets are shrinking. A recent article from Knowledge@Wharton summarizes recommendations from a panel of experts who spoke at Wharton -- on the topic of how to sustain technology innovation, specifically, during tough times.

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