The Year That Was 2015 in Innovation

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Chat Date: 
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

2015 is just about did we do?! How did innovation do, in general? John W. Lewis and Renee Hopkins will lead a chat reviewing the year on #innochat and the year in innovation.

The chat will be similar to The Year That Was 2014 in Innovation

Also worth the read is Paul Hobcraft's The State of Innovation Management in 2015, which can be downloaded free. Paul presents important findings from Innovation in 2015 reports by KPMG, Innovation Leader, Innosight, and others. I'll be bringing insights from this report into the chat.

Well done, Renee, for getting this organised. Here are some thoughts from me, @JohnWLewis, on the subject: 

Let's discuss what has happened in the field of innovation during 2015. For example, was "disruption", seen by some as an important aspect of innovtion, itself disrupted? (If so, maybe everything is back in place!) More generally, is innovation now a mature field or does it have a long way to go? Is innovation moving forward or is it stuck?

Let's also discuss any innovative developments that you found notable or remarkable in 2015, whether they are in the field of food, housing, energy, communication, transport, medicine, finance, or any other field.

As regards #innochat itself, we have held 50 chats this year covering a very wide range of topics. Let's also think back to those chats. Major ones were in my memory include:

We have welcomed a variety of guests who always contribute strongly to the discussion:

We also acknowledge and appreciate the considerable support from many innocats the world over, with special mention to Cathryn Hrudicka, @CreativeSage, and Ken Gordon, @quickmuse.


As we near the end of 2015, let's discuss the past year during #innochat on December 17 at 12pm Eastern time. As prompts for our discussion, here are some questions which relate to the field of innovation in general, to specific innovative developments, and to #innochat topics:

  1. What new developments have happened in innovation in 2015?
  2. What areas of innovation have faded, or been discarded or overtaken in 2015?
  3. What were the highlights of innovation in 2015?
  4. What were the "lowlights" (things that we'd like to forget!) in 2015?


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