Title: innovationEnterprizer: system for evaluating and managing corporate innovation

Authors: Iain Bitran, Steffen J. Conn, Marko T. Torkkeli

Addresses: Enterprizer Technologies Ltd., P.O. Box 18, Worsley, Manchester M28 1XP, UK. ' The International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), P.O. Box 18, Worsley, Manchester M28 1XP, UK. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Prikaatintie 9, FIN-45100 Kouvola, Finland

Abstract: As product and service lifecycles shrink, managers place greater emphasis on the timely and efficient development of new products, processes and services. This paper relays the development, methodology and application of a systematic method for assessing and promoting innovation in corporations: innovationEnterprizer. This method provides the framework for a software-based knowledge system, which also contains comprehensive support and training materials. Subsequent to the introduction, an overview of the concepts and issues relating to the field of corporate innovation is given. Thereafter, the innovationEnterprizer methodology and algorithm are relayed, as are the software functionalities. Finally, the benefits of innovationEnterprizer are highlighted.

Keywords: innovation management; success factors; corporate innovation; evaluation; training.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2008.019049

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.2, pp.142 - 153

Published online: 27 Jun 2008 *

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