http://i2itt.com/http://www.guardian.co.tt/business-guardian/2013-06-19/social-entrepreneurs-everyday-heroesEntrepreneurship isn’t about selling things; it’s about finding innovative ways to improve people’s lives.http://ideastoinnovate.wordpress.com/http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/10/22/how-to-make-innovative-ideas-happen/
http://www.businessinsider.com/difference-between-creativity-and-innovation-2013-4There’s a lot of confusion surrounding creativity and innovation. “Creative types,” in particular, claim that creativity and innovation can’t be measured. Performance, however, demands measurement so you can identify what success looks like. In a world that changes every two seconds, it’s imperative that companies figure out the difference between creativity and innovation.You better believe they’re different.Creativity vs. InnovationThe main difference between creativity and innovation is the focus. Creativity is about unleashing the potential of the mind to conceive new ideas. Those concepts could manifest themselves in any number of ways, but most often, they become something we can see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. However, creative ideas can also be thought experiments within one person’s mind.Creativity is subjective, making it hard to measure, as our creative friends assert.Innovation, on the other hand, is completely measurable. Innovation is about introducing change into relatively stable systems. It’s also concerned with the work required to make an idea viable. By identifying an unrecognized and unmet need, an organization can use innovation to apply its creative resources to design an appropriate solution and reap a return on its investment.Organizations often chase creativity, but what they really need to pursue is innovation. Theodore Levitt puts it best: “What is often lacking is not creativity in the idea-creating sense but innovation in the action-producing sense, i.e. putting ideas to work.”Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/difference-between-creativity-and-innovation-2013-4#ixzz2dPo7TZCF
1. Idea to Innovation
Service Innovation Camp by MIST, UIU, & a2i
MIST, Dhaka, 30th August, 2013
2. Discussion Points
 Where Good Ideas come From ?
 Idea / Creativity equates Innovation ?
 Why Innovation for Bangladesh ?
 Why TEAM-ing is critical for Innovation ?
 Why Public Service Innovation ?
 Why Mobile Apps for Public Service Delivery ?
 Why targeting Young Agile Developers and How to innovate in an Agile Way ?
3. Where do good ideas come from ?
4. Idea / Creativity Equates Innovation?
 Lot of confusion surrounding creativity and innovation
 Focus is the main difference!
 Creativity == unleashing the potential of the mind to
conceive new ideas
 Innovation is about introducing change into
„relatively stable‟ systems
 Concerned with the work required to make an idea
 Use Innovation to design solutions for the
unrecognized and unmet needs
5. The Overlapping Steps…
6. Why Innovation for Bangladesh?
 Innovation is about introducing change into
 And Bangladesh NEEDS a LOT of CHANGES!
 Necessity is the Mother of Innovation!
 Crisis is the HOTBED for Disruptive
 We MUST INNOVATE to SURVIVE & THRIVE!
7. Why TEAM-ing is Critical for Innovation?
 TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More!
 Exchanging same amount of real assets does
NOT increase VALUE!
 But exchanging same number of ideas always
CREATE new VALUE!
 Highly inspired individuals with common goals
form high performing TEAMs!
 TEAM members can complement each other!
 Open TEAM Collaboration is CRITICAL to
8. Why Public Service Innovation ?
 Serve the BoP (Bottom-of-the-Pyramid) People!
 A lot of Areas to CHANGE and INNOVATE!
 Reducing Time to Receive a Service (Travel Time,
Wait Time, Full Transaction)
 Reducing Cost to Citizens (fees, travel cost, lost
wages and other opportunity cost, additional cost
of bringing a companion, cost of overnight
accommodation, meals, etc)
 Reducing number of visits to government offices to
complete and service transaction and receive the
 Improving the quality of service.
9. Why Mobile Apps for Public Service Innovation?
 Mobile Apps – the latest Fad…?
 Bangladesh made miracles in Mobile User Growth in
last few years!
 Every Bangladeshi has access to a Mobile Phone!
 A large number of young talented teams of Mobile
 Bangladesh to be a M-MAD Country Soon..…
10. Why Young and Agile…?
 We have abundance of Young Talents…
 Young has NO “legacy” of “un-learning”!
 Young inherently “Creative” and “Agile”!
 As Steven Johnson beautifully articulated in the
“Eureka” moments do NOT happen out-of-nowhere!
Innovation comes through sustained efforts through
increments and iteratively in an Agile way!
Chance Favors the Prepared Minds!
11. Steps to Innovation …
12. Acknowledgements / Credits
 Steven Johnson