«The pursuit of productive growth i.e. innovation is critical for an organization’s relevance and survival».

14 July 2020, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Online Seminar through Zoom platform

The Alexander College and Alexander Research Centre offers a unique opportunity to executives, leaders and Heads of Departments of Medium and Large size Organizations including government departments, researchers, consultants and ambitious small companies, to join an online lecture-discussion with Associate Professor Dr Ashutosh Khanna on Innovation Audit.

Dr Khanna is the Chairman of the Center for Disruptive Innovation & Enterprise [CDIE].He  holds a PhD in Innovation and Information Systems from the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, U.K and has over 15 years of rich experience in consulting, academia and entrepreneurship in U.K., Europe and India including Business Start-Ups, Innovation Strategy, Intellectual Property & Rights Management, and Corporate Web 2.0.

To become an innovative organization implies strategic change i.e. that of the culture of the organization: from one driven by machine like efficiency and risk aversion towards that of productivity, collaboration and the ‘harvesting’ of human creativity. This must be championed from the top!”

Growth happens because of innovation not despite it. Industry and academia, across the world agree that over 80% of the ‘potential to grow’ of any business / organization is dependent on innovations. Whereas in-organic growth (e.g. M&A) and organic ‘incremental’ market expansion ‘strategies’ cater for only 20% of an organizations potential to grow. The irony is that most businesses invest over 80% of their time and resources chasing only 20% of their potential. It is hence not surprising that most investments or asset acquisitions of business / organizations, globally, typically under perform. The pursuit of productive growth i.e. innovation is critical for an organization’s relevance and survival.

Organizations are striving to be innovative but do it in a very opportunistic and adhoc manner, and they don’t follow a systematic approach.  Even before they adopt an approach, they typically don’t know where they stand in their innovation journey, who are their ecosystem partners, what are the goals of innovation and how they should plan to innovate.  Therefore, they need a formal mechanism to know where they “stand” within an innovation framework.

The goal of this talk is to introduce the audience to an innovation framework that can be adopted by organizations to conduct an Innovation Audit, to analyze where they are, and where they want to reach.  This will help in informed decision making and provide some kind of “quantification” methodology. Let us be clear that it will and can never be an “excel-based formulae-driven exercise.” The framework developed is a three-dimensional matrix where the three axis are:

  1. Locus of Innovation
  2. Type of Innovation
  3. Focus of Innovation

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