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5 Ways to Get On The Innovation Fast Track: An eye-openingly easy with to get started with Innovation

Here’s a guide for how to work with a contracted innovation service. Sometimes, it makes sense to work with an external provider since it can simplify things for you. You’ll also find out the best way to get into an agreement with innovation experts to help boost the potential of your business. It’s the surest way to get on the innovation fast track.  Some of the main points include:

How to prepare in advance of the consultation; How to ask crucial questions during the consultation; How to outsource new product development (NPD); and, How to improve in-house research & development… Read More »
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How You Can Design Products Remotely During Lockdown

The year 2020 has forced many businesses to ask themselves one important question: “Can you really go about your regular business using only remote technologies?”

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many enterprises to cease in-person interactions and revolutionize the way they get their work done. The same is true for product development teams. In this blog, we want to share some of the insights we’ve learned from years spent developing products with the help of remote technologies.

Why should you trust us?

At Innovolo, we’ve been using virtual technologies long before COVID-19 forced the world to comply with a new … Read More »

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3 Easy Tricks To Ensure New Product Success

In our everyday business at Innovolo, we talk with all sorts of people and hear all kinds of ideas for new products. New product success for our clients is front and centre of everything we do.  Some ideas (okay, lots) are non-starters while others have the potential to do well. Every now and then, we even hear an idea that is destined to be a wildly successful game-changer.

The thing that many entrepreneurs, visionaries, and new product developers fail to realise is that whether your product idea is okay or revolutionary, the principles for how to get there are the … Read More »

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Chemist vs Chemical Engineer: What’s The Difference?

When you hear the word “chemistry” you probably think back to the many hours spent in school trying to memorise the periodic table of elements.

For many of us, that’s the last connection we have to the concept of chemistry, even though there are chemical processes involved in your everyday life.

Just imagine that all the plastics you use in your food and beverage containers were, at one time, designed and tested by chemical specialists. More than that, the petrol you put in your car is the last step in a long line of chemical processes to turn crude oil … Read More »

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The Ins And Outs Of MVPs How To Avoid Feature Creep In Your Product Development
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The Ins And Outs Of MVPs: How To Avoid Feature Creep In Your Product Development

There’s a lot of steps on the way to launching a new product. Not only do you have to research the market, make a plan, and decide on the selling points, but you also have to somehow keep your project on track until completion.

Who’s got the time?

Worst of all, your new product development is under constant threat of something known as feature creep. It happens when your product gets bloated with tons of ‘amazing’ features although it’s impossible to integrate them all successfully.

In our experience, the best way to simplify the process and efficiently manage your product … Read More »

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How Successful Inventors Like You Can Sell Your Ideas For A Good Return

Dave is a full-time secondary school teacher. Every day he notices that the administrators at his school log dozens of student absences. He often discovers that the absences that he marks down and rings up to the office are not even tracked.

In the break room he hears the secretaries and other teachers complaining about the inefficient way that the school tracks student attendance. He’s shocked to find out that the attendance of the entire school gets manually entered into a document in a word processor! Dave is struck with a big idea after talking to the secretaries about the … Read More »

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A Whiteboard Sticky Notes used in a Ideation Workshop by Innovolo
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The 10 Post-it Note Trick

Take 10 post-it notes, write the word “Invoice” on them and stick them throughout your office.  You can have a million ideas for new products, but they aren’t worth the paper they’re written on (or the head they’re stored in) until you’ve shipped them and actually got paid for them.

5 tips to get paid more: – Never stop investing in improving your skill set and understanding your client’s needs Understand that in 24 months from now, you should not be getting paid what you are today; if you improve your skill set it will be easier for you to… Read More »
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How Ready is Your Idea for the Market?

Technology readiness levels (TRLs) are a method for estimating the maturity of technologies during the acquisition phase of a program, developed at NASA during the 1970s. The use of TRLs enables consistent, uniform discussions of technical maturity across different types of technology.[1] A technology’s TRL is determined during a Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) that examines program concepts, technology requirements, and demonstrated technology capabilities. TRLs are based on a scale from 1 to 9 with 9 being the most mature technology.[1] The US Department of Defense has used the scale for procurement since the early 2000s. By 2008 the … Read More »

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