Breakthrough Innovation: 9 Techniques

Last year, 2015, marked the twentieth anniversary of disruptive innovation – introduced to the world by Clayton Christensen in 1995.  Over the past two decades, many companies and makers have targeted the creation of new-to-the-world products.  This has resulted in a number of approaches that are all disruptive in their own way.  At this time, nine different techniques for achieving breakthrough innovation exist.

Breakthrough Innovation:  Nine Techniques

GGI performed secondary research to identify these nine techniques.  Our scan covered a number of notable periodicals including:  Harvard’s Harvard Business Review, The Economist’s Chief Financial Officer, MIT’s  Sloan Management Review, IRI’s Research & Technology Management, IEEE’s Engineering Management Review, IEEE’s Transactions on Engineering Management, ASEM’s Engineering Management Journal, PDMA’s Journal of Product Innovation Management,  PWC’s [formerly Booz’s] Strategy+Business, and other publications.

Breakthrough Innovation: Nine Techniques [Machine Design – May 2016] gives a one paragraph description of each technique and provides active links to selected sources and writings for the reader to explore.

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