Your business has made a concerted effort to be more innovative, and you’re proud of the results. You and your team have come up with some great ideas.
Is your work done? No, it’s just beginning.
Ideas are nothing without implementation, and that’s where innovation management—taking ideas from concept to reality—comes in. The process starts with reviewing ideas and selecting the best ones. It helps determine the steps needed to take those ideas to market. It includes project management and completing those steps.
Three websites help you learn more about innovation management and how to implement it.
This global website offers insights, case studies and practical ideas to keep your innovation pipeline going. You’ll find original content from leading innovation experts who have a range of industry perspectives.
Innovation Management has case studies and reports from companies in the innovation field. You can see webcasts from experts and search a library of more than 2,000 articles. Recent topics include creating a culture of innovation, how to attract innovators to your team and how to manage open source innovation.
A blog features upcoming innovation events worldwide and thoughtful articles. Free access to the site’s forum allows you to interact with innovators from the business and academic worlds.
Launched in 2005, the Brightidea Innovation Platform was created to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of any organization's innovation process. Today, Brightidea offers a suite of products, including WebStorm, Switchboard and Pipeline that help companies cover the entire innovation lifecycle through executing the ideas.
While it’s primarily large, global businesses that use Brightidea’s products, even small companies can learn a lot about innovation management. The site features reports, case studies and success stories of BrightIdea customers. You can get news of the latest innovations and watch videos by innovation leaders.
Brightidea's Innovation at Work blog spotlights new tools for innovation and highlights what people have learned from innovation-related events around the world.
Ready to put what you’ve learned into action? OneDesk’s innovation-management software is well-suited for small businesses. It incorporates a social component that lets you interact with customers, prospects or employees. You can gather ideas, get feedback and vote for the best ideas online.
Once you've selected ideas, you can create your product requirements, set up a development schedule and manage the process of bringing the product to life.
A free version has many of the same features as the paid version. The primary difference is how many users are allowed and how much storage you have. A free demo helps you evaluate whether OneDesk is useful for you.
Ideas are nothing without smart implementation—and these websites can help you be smarter about how you put your business’ ideas to work.