Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas 



Our team of the founders of Cimcoin and CimJoy has diverse cross-functional expertise. Our personal auras also create great synergy... More

Founding Team example: Cimcoin, Cimjoy, Vadim Kotelnikov, founders, Sergei Fedorov, Alexey Federov




Innopreneurial Games

Simulation games 'Innovation Football' and 'Innovation Chess' help build cross-functional expertise of an innovation team and assess its capabilities ... More

Inovation Football, Innoball, Entrepreneurial Game, Strategic Simulation, innovation team assessmsnt


Kore 10 Innovative Thinking Tools

Kore 10 innovative thinking tools help ‒ inter alia ‒ strengthen cross-functional creativity of innovators. Kore 10 Innovative thinking tools also streamline generation and cross-pollination of ideas in an innovation team by defining action areas for each tool.. More

The Jazz of Innovation Build Synergies Kore 10 Innovative Thinking Tools Invent New Things Design Entrepreneurial Strategies Anticipate Your Opponents' Moves Disruptive Innovator Vadim Kotelnikov Vadim Kotelnikov: personal branding Business e-Coach Balloon Kore 10 Inventive Thinking Tools


Case Studies Apple

Steve Jobs explained the great success of his first computer as follows:  "Part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, and poets, and artists, and zoologists, and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world,"... More

Case Studies Silicon Valley

Source: Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

Both corporate and internal structure in the Silicon Valley firms conforms to the task. Companies make cross-functional involvement the path of least resistance. Compared to other places, radical project teams in the Silicon Valley have more capability, authority, responsibility, and accountability.3

Corporate Leaders view teams as the heart of innovation and the central innovation organization. The role of functions is defined explicitly as providing support to the teams.

By far, the vast majority of radical innovation in the Valley occurs in cross-functional teams because they:

  1. are easily structured

  2. are customized to bring the right people together for fast development and action

  3. make it easier for partners and suppliers to participate in the innovation effort

  4. provide a structure that follows the path of least resistance... More

Case Studies Corning

Corning with its remarkable culture of innovation has a long heritage of inventing new products and technologies as well as creating new businesses.

At Corning, cross-functional teams are involved at every stage of the innovation process and have access to every resource and technology that is needed for project success.

These teams address technology, manufacturing, and marketing concerns with every new idea and experiment, and they work to keep all these functions synchronized. They determine quite early in the innovation process exactly how the technology fits with customer and market needs, as well as manufacturing constraints.

This process is highly iterative... More



Case Studies Harley-Davidson

One specific area in which Harley-Davidson's management has received acclaim is its use of cross-functional teams to design new products. To some extent, cross-functional advice has always been considered within the new product design process at Harley-Davidson. Representatives from engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and marketing have always had some influence on the future direction of new products... More

Case Studies Quantum

Quantum is a global leader in storage, delivering highly reliable backup, recovery and archive solutions. The company established cross-functional innovation teams to accomplish two purposes:

1. to drive decisions downward, and
2. to increase innovation speed via real-time involvement of all relevant functions...




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Project Team: 1-minute video-pitch

This brief video presentations was prepared for the Building Global Innovators (BGI) contests organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and  the University of Lisbon.


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