Getting Innovation Done

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Creating innovations that successfully meet societal challenges on a grand scale involves great vision, great ideas and great execution. While coming up with a plethora of ideas is undoubtedly critical to innovation, many individuals, teams and organizations are lacking insight into how to practically move forward beyond the great idea without losing touch with the overall vision. This article describes a workshop-based approach that allows innovation teams to move back and forth between divergent and convergent activities – keeping the solution space open enough to allow identification of innovation opportunities within a broader vision, while still making practical progress towards bringing vision to reality.


  • Andreas Larsson
  • Tamara Carleton
  • William Cockayne
  • Susanna Bill
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified


  • innovation, vision, team, workshop, divergent, convergent, engineering
Original languageEnglish
Issue number4
Specialist publication or newspaperManagement of Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryPopular science