Category: Innovation

Business model innovation, open innovation and co-creation practices and case studies

Designing and developing a network of innovators (II)

Following with the first article of this series, this second article focuses on the strategy phases targeting the other three groups of stakeholders: employees outside the marketing team, the destination business partners, the local community members and the value-driven communities.

Designing and developing a network of innovators (I)

Following with the talent attraction strategy, this coming series of three articles explains how to build a network of innovators, setting a roadmap based on three phases for different types of contributors. This article focuses on describing the different kinds of targeted contributors, and defining how to build a network with the first kind of target contributors: the leaders and the influencers.

Identifying and attracting key talent for open innovation (II)

The success of the open innovation system is based essentially on the talent of its contributors, and so there has to be a strategy to identify and attract the most appropriate professionals.

Identifying and attracting key talent for open innovation (I)

The success of the open innovation system is based essentially on the talent of its contributors, and so there has to be a strategy to identify and attract the most appropriate professionals.

Operation of the Open Innovation system for destinations (II)

This second article tackles the probably most complex challenge of Open Innovation: managing collaborative innovation and, envisioning many formulas on how to orchestrate collaboration between contributors.

Operation of the Open Innovation system for destinations (I)

As introduced in previous blogposts, Challenge Driven Innovation (CDI) follows a relatively complex operation system. This series of two articles explain in further detail the operation of a CDI system.

Conceptualization and structure of the Open Innovation system for destinations (II)

The Open Innovation platform needs to consider the needs and motivations of the target contributors, allowing them to build their reputation, share ideas, work collaboratively and network with fellow innovators.

Conceptualization and structure of the Open Innovation system for destinations (I)

To make Open Innovation work there needs to be a well-structured framework: the various kinds of outcomes, contributors and approaches may end up demanding a complex structure and operational system.

How to implement Tourism 3.0 in medium and small businesses in 10 steps

At first sight, you might find the Tourism 3.0 model complex as it combines many concepts that are not yet usually integrated within the tourism business models. However, it can be far simpler than you imagine; it can be implemented just working out the following 10 steps

Key strategy mistakes to avoid when deploying Open Innovation

As long as executives are not trained to lead innovation and nor deploy Open Innovation, it is necessary to be aware of the most common pitfalls carried out in these cases and plan the Open Innovation system development with this in mind.