We hope that you have had quite a few inspirations over the last 8 days that have led to innovation ideas. Now it’s time to reflect on these inspirations and ideas and put them into action.
For the presentation and eventually as an orientation for the implementation of an idea, you need a structure. The Business Model Canvas presented by Osterwalter and Pigneur (2010) provides a good structure with which innovations can also be represented well, since the questions posed by Osterwalder and Pigneur explain very well what is behind an idea.
In the following, we write of ‘innovation’ although it is currently about an idea. We look into the future and answer as if the idea had already been implemented and was therefore an innovation.
Put together a description of your innovation idea. Stick to the structure when doing so:
- Customers & Clients
- Income sources & costs
- Brief description
Now you have a description of your innovation idea that you can share with others (for example, your mentor), that you can use to convince others and that you can discuss with others to improve.
You now also have a description of your innovation idea that you can send to us to receive a certificate of participation in the Innov8 Now! program.
Rest assured, we will keep your idea confidential. We have designed this program purely for didactic and scientific interest.
The art of innovating
In the end, it turns out that innovating is somehow a skill after all. A whole range of good tips and advice feeds its acquisition. Check out Guy Kawasaki’s talk on innovating: