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How do you measure an innovation ecosystem?

how do you measure an innovation ecosytem?Here’s a recap from our #innochat session on Measuring an innovation ecosystem. Below are the questions we discussed with my own and answers as well as responses from other participants.

Want to read the whole chat? Great! You can find the complete transcript of the chat in PDF.

Measuring an innovation ecosystem

how do you measure an innovation ecosytem?

How do you measure an innovation ecosystem?

This is a topic of discussion worth your time. Next week, Thursday February 12 at 9 AM PT, I’ll be co-hosting an #innochat discussion about measuring an innovation ecosystem. If you are new to Innochat, just jump on Twitter and follow the hashtag #innochat to join the discussion.

Hope to see you there šŸ™‚

Here are some questions we’ll use to frame our discussion:

What does it mean to be ā€œinnovativeā€?

question to innovate

This the fifteenth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know.

In this week’s question-to-innovate question, I’ll take a crack out of answering a fundamental innovation question: What does it mean to be ā€œinnovativeā€?

We, the #innochat crew, discussed this question and its related questions (see below):

What did you learn about innovation during 2012?

question to innovate

This the thirteenth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know.

What did you learn about innovation during 2012?

This a filtered list of tweets from yesterday’s #innochat. What did you learn about innovation during 2012?

Storified by Jorge Barba· Thu, Dec 20 2012 12:38:35

And empathize while you do it! RT @jorgebarba: Takeaway: To innovate, commit to try! – #innochatRenee Hopkins
RT @SunilMalhotra: Epic! "@jorgebarba: Learned: The only way to reach certainty is to empathize with others. Empathize more! – #innochat"Jose Baldaia
@jorgebarba @InnovationFixer Agreed: empathy helps us to understand Why is often more important than What. #innochatMatt Recio
RT @jorgebarba Also why empathy is so important. Cant help unleash the GIANT if others dont feel you have their best interest #innochatRenee Hopkins
@jorgebarba so our role as innovation facilitators is to help release the giant #innochatKevin McFarthing
RT @jorgebarba: Not everyone wants to be an innovator, yet everyone has a GIANT inside that desperately wants to come out to play #innochatCathryn Hrudicka
+1 RT @Renee_Hopkins: Yes!! RT @DesignFiction: Prototype Prototype Prototype. #innochatJorge Barba
RT @Renee_Hopkins: Very insightful perspective! RT @steelemaley: RT @MaryAnnReilly: Experimentation is a gesture. Persistence is a fuller language. #innochatJorge Barba
RT @CreativeSage: RT @MrsRoadshow Reduce intimidation, resistance to change. Discover RT @Renee_Hopkins: Let’s replace "Just do it" w "Just try it". #innochatJorge Barba
Learned that I should join #innochat more often. A must for 2013 (if the world doesn’t end!)Jorge Barba
This is critical to leading change MT @jorgebarba: People like possibilites, but not the action that it takes to get there. #innochatStephen Abbott
Try before you buyā€¦ RT @jorgebarba: Innovation: A commitment to try – #innochatKevin McFarthing
@jorgebarba Right – and commitment needs leadership from the top #innochatKevin McFarthing
RT @Renee_Hopkins: OK, here’s another new slogan for 2013, besides "Just try it" – "Don’t be an innovation talker." Do be a do-bee! #innochatJorge Barba
Very important > RT @mattbrat1: I learned how to fail better in 2012. Also re-learned the need to learn faster than you fail. #innochatJorge Barba
Re-learned that people like possibilites, but not the action that it takes to get there. Getting commitment is hard – #innochatJorge Barba
+1 RT @Renee_Hopkins: Let’s replace "Just do it" with "Just try it". #innochatJorge Barba
RT @CreativeSage: RT @mattbrat1: ..learned innovation itself comes in many flavors. No single industry, process or product can define for everyone. #innochatJorge Barba
RT @jorgebarba: I re-learned that innovation takes a long-time "commitment to on-going excellence". Not a short term project – #innochatKevin McFarthing
Hard but true > RT @InnovationFixer: A1 I learned to look at ways to help from the now, not the ideal as per @JohnWLewis #innochatJorge Barba
Big time! RT @Renee_Hopkins: I learned that communication is critical to innovation, especially collaborative innovation. #innochatJorge Barba
RT @InnovationFixer: I learned that there is still a mismatch between talk and action in making innovation a priority #innochatJorge Barba
A lesson in itself! RT @jorgebarba: be aware that it might not work all out as you planned at the end – #innochatRenee Hopkins
RT @jorgebarba: Learned: The only way to reach certainty is to empathize with others. Empathize more! #empathy – #innochatCathryn Hrudicka
Learned: The only way to reach certainty is to empathize with others. Empathize more! – #innochatJorge Barba

You can download the .PDF archive of yesterday’s #innochat here.

question to innovate

What can innovators do to improve the chances they’ll encounter serendipity?

question to innovate

This is the ninth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know.

Here is a question from yesterday’s #innochat about Serendipity and Innovation. People contributed some great answers, some of which I aggregated below.

My response: Let loose, discover, follow your nose not what people say, embrace chance in every single way. Adopt a “so what, let’s do it” mindset and see what happens. No holding back!

What can innovators do to improve the chances they’ll encounter serendipity?

Question two of yesterday’s Serendipity and Innovation #innochat weekly discussion

Storified by Jorge Barba · Thu, Nov 15 2012 18:37:15

A3: If everyone in the room looks at you with incredulity, stick with it. You could be on the edge of innovation. #innochatShelly Lucas
@jorgebarba frustration and roadblocks often lead to serendipity #innochatKevin McFarthing
Brilliant! "@CreativeSage: Yes, #intuition is very important: RT @InnovationFixer: Listen to the sixth sense – intuition #innochat"Sunil Malhotra
My view is that under the radar iteration of ideas is critical to serendipitous discovery. Lower the stakes! #innochatMatt Kingdon
RT @DrewCM: Another pattern of preparing for serendipity I see today is being open enough to witness it. Be still. Listen. Learn. #innochatCathryn Hrudicka
A3 – be open-minded, have a game plan but not cast in stone, look in the right places, listen to diverse inputs #innochatKevin McFarthing
RT @jmass: If you are curious, serendipity will find you. #innochat [great one!]Thierry de Baillon
RT @marcio_saito: Serendipity requires diversity. Parallel lines never cross. #innochatKellee O’Reilly
One of the best innovation tips I ever learned: Think Backwards. Here’s what I mean: http://bit.ly/WaTdnb #innochatJoe Stanganelli
ā€œ@mattkingdon: My view is that innovation is allergic to ‘overthink – it’s a doing not thinking sport #innochatā€Brenda Johima

Download the full #innochat transcript.