Four Stages of Startup
Innovation Lifecycle for
ISPIM, Toronto, 19.-22. March 2017
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Research Context & Objectives
Research question: how to improve mature companies’ product
innovation lifecycle in traditional product based businesses?
Study is based on the state-of-the-art of innovation processes in
startups from the literature review and on the empirical case
data evidence from the multiple case studies, mostly in Finland
but also in Spain, Romania and Belgium.
The outcome is a four-stage innovation lifecycle model for
mature companies improving their product innovation speed and
strategic development as well the daily operations by utilizing
lessons learned from startups.
The concept of MVP could easily been applied in mature companies
Business model should be changed, when improving the
Business strategy should define the goals and roadmap for the future.
This study closes the gap between research and practice in cases of
SMEs innovation processes and especially time to market in product
Areas for feedback & development
1. How you see the innovation activity and capability, especially
time to market in startups and SMEs? Are the findings in this
study relevant for companies more than five years old?
2. Can you recommend some other frameworks or methods for
accelerating time to market in SMEs
3. Any feedback on proposed acceleration model?
4. Try our online tool, give feedback are the questions relevant
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