ILF Innovation News
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Hello there!

We have been keeping busy this beginning of summer.. We have seen so many interesting pieces about innovation that we couldn't keep them to ourselves. Go and check our Wisdom page to see our new additions on improving conditions to foster innovation, Bettina's contribution to Aalto University's Media Scenarios 2020 (published in October 2010) and her insights from the frontier of understanding innovation 4th Innovation Best Practice & Future Challenges Report.
Bettina is a true believer that we need to learn to tame the competitive spirit. She develops this idea more on the 4th IBP report. This topic has also been featured in this article from The Guardian. We would love to hear your thoughts on this. How do you think collaborating with the competition can make business sense?
We are rather aware of the challenge of doctors taking their own medicine (meaning it is always easy to give advice, a little more challenge to apply it to oneself!). We feel that the title of our mailouts, 'ILF Innovation News' is not particularly inspiring, nor very imaginative! Putting that observation together with the insight that 'great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere', we would like to invite YOU to suggest a different heading! To help inspiration along a little we will send a deck of Bettina's Totem Cards to the person with the most inspiring title suggestion :-), and will do a little profile of them in our next mailout.....  Please e-mail your thoughts by 30th June to Lis.

Members of the ILF Wider Community, Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu have written a book on Frugal Innovation in which they demonstrate that frugal innovation is one of the most critical emerging models of value creation for both businesses and the customers they serve. In a hyper-competitive, resource-constrained world, the companies that will succeed are those that can develop and market new solutions that are resource-light and cost-effective without sacrificing quality. You can learn more about their work on their website.

We love sharing the work of Biomimicry 3.8 so we thought it might be interesting for some of you to know that they are hiring! Check out their employments opportunities here

With some events following below, we'd like to wish you all a wonderful weekend,
Your ILF Team (Bettina, Caroline & Lis)

6th Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference

Date: 21st to 23rd September, 2015
Location: Boston, MA
In this conference presentations will tackle the topics below:·        
  • Increase organisational buy-in by creating repeatable metrics to measure new idea commercialisation·        
  • Identify early, on-set indicators of failed projects to save time and resources·        
  • Establish key metrics to measure the viability and commercialization of new products·        
  • Foster a culture of innovation by providing opportunities for idea submission throughout the organization·        
  • Continually flush the innovation pipeline with sound ideas through structured approaches to ideation and selection.
The whole ILF Community is entitled to $200 discount with the code ILF200. To find out more about this conference click here
RE.WORK Future Technology Summit
Date: 24th & 25th September, 2015
Location: London
The RE.WORK Future Technology Summit takes on a new format with three tracks of breakthrough science & technology. The event will showcase entrepreneurship, science and technology within Energy, Healthcare, Robotics, Deep Learning & AI and Cities and the potential to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. To find out more please click here. As for all RE.WORK events members of the ILF Wider Community are entitled of 10% discount using code ILF10. Members of the ILF Networking Group should  contact us for their special discount code.

RE.WORK Deep Learning Summit
Date: 24th & 25th September, 2015
Location: London
The summit will showcase the opportunities of advancing trends in deep learning and their impact on business & society. Will smart artificial intelligence finally rival human intelligence? Learn the latest technological advancements & industry trends from a global line-up of experts. To find out more about this event please click here. Again, members of the ILF Wider Community are entitled of 10% discount using code ILF10 and members of the ILF Networking Group should  contact us for their special code.