Commercialisation

Why do some organisations get innovation while others struggle to make it happen?

Innovation is anything that is new that, when implemented, adds value, with the emphasis on “when implemented”. Innovation is not hackathons, it’s not implementing idea management systems. IDEAS exist everywhere in organisations. It’s implementing good ideas that organisations struggle with as too often they are encumbered with focussing on ‘business as usual’. I was reminded…

Innovation @ CSIRO [Case Study]

CSIRO’s ON Program helps scientists become innovators, from idea to application and beyond CSIRO has a rich (100 years) history in research and innovation. David Burt (Innovation Manager) provided an overview of the CSIRO’s ‘ON Program’, a three-month program for teams of CSIRO specialists to contribute to the ‘market validation and commercialisation’ stages of research….

Case Study: Step Change Commercialisation in transportation

Collaborative Circle outputs Through the Hargraves Step Change Commercialisation Group hosted by Griffith Hack, Hargraves members heard from two inspiring leaders, Scott Bourke, Lead OD Business Partner – Innovation, Transport for NSW and Jason Armstrong, Manager, Boeing Technology Centre. Transport for NSW Scott covered the changing dynamics of the new world of business which has seen a shift…

Is your organisation capable of being disruptive?

The Hargraves Step Change Commercialisation Group discussed the topic “How to develop a step by step process for radical change that can be incorporated into a Portfolio Management Approach that balances today’s requirements with future viability”. Two case studies were presented. Cochlear How does Cochlear bring about disruption to their product offering by using a…

Exploring the opportunities and barriers to collaboration with suppliers

In today’s challenging world, organisations must utilise every resource available for new ideas and innovation. Whilst sourcing innovation from staff and customers is well known, Hargraves members recently met to discuss and explore the opportunities and barriers to collaboration with suppliers. Coca-Cola Amatil raised the question with members and hosted the first meeting of our…

How do we get faster?

The Step Change Commercialisation Group addressed the Topic “How do we get faster?” Three companies presented and a summary is outlined below: Mondelez NPD accounts for 14% of annual revenue, releasing 30 new products in a year. They got faster by investing in People, Processes & Tools. This led to a change in behaviours and…

Case Study: Identifying and selecting consumer trends

Hargraves’ members explored the theme of ‘identifying and selecting consumer trends to drive projects and to bring the voice of the customer into the commercialisation process’. Deloitte outlined some of the big picture trends in the digital age that have affected business models of nearly all companies. The key to responding is to make your…

Disrupting your way to success

Extract from Step Change Commercialisation Workshop  28 members and guests attended the video conference held in the Griffith Hack CBD offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. With presentations of 10-15 minutes, questions and then a general discussion during which the attendees were asked to nominate 2-3 lessons that they would take back to their organisations….

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