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….

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…

Step Change Commercialisation Case Study

What tools & processes do members use in formulating the question that becomes the issue/problem to be addressed? Too many projects fail and problems continue due to the wrong insight/issue/question being used as the foundation for the scope of the project. Derek Munn, CSR Typically CSR was good at answering the question but not formulating…

How do you Create and Select Good Projects?

The Hargraves Step Change Commercialisation Group addressed this issue with Selleys and Tom Davenport (with his Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) experiences) by sharing their experiences with this challenge. Selleys outlined how they are spread across many markets in Hardware, DIY, Auto, Trade, Household and a market that they are developing in BBQ Cleaning (Who cleans their…

Why bother with Step Change/Disruptive Commercialisation Projects when Day to Day Stuff is easier to do?

I’ve been privileged to work with organisations where substantial (step) changes have had to be achieved either from a product/service offering or from a business model perspective. Therefore it has been fantastic to sit in on the Step Change Commercialisation Group and these blogs will summarise their findings and my perspectives on these findings. Why…

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