The Innovation Academy


Published on

The Innovation Academy is an innovation platform developed by Deloitte, focussing on five key areas:
- Idea sourcing
- Learning
- Collaboration and communication
- Problem solving
- Tools and tips to innovate

Published in: Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

The Innovation Academy

  1. 2. The Big Picture… <ul><li>Harness the power of staff, customers and partners to solve problems and grow. </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate involvement and discussion towards new product and service innovation and foster commercial growth </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  2. 3. We derive inspiration from two areas – Innovation collaboration models and business publications – We are combining the best of both worlds. Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  3. 4. What is the Innovation Academy? <ul><li>Deloitte are using the Innovation Academy internally as the key platform element in our growth and product & service development program </li></ul><ul><li>To that end, we have developed a learning & community platform for innovation in Australia, which we are expanding to take internationally. This is the Innovation Academy and is designed to be used by business (large & small), government and higher education. </li></ul><ul><li>It is premised on 5 key areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Idea sourcing – both internally and crowd sourcing across the community & accessing “peer intelligence” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning – “credentialed” high quality local and international sources including Deloitte, Harvard, RMIT etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration& Communication – discussion, connection and invention fostered within & across business, public sector and higher education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Solving – Access to expertise across the world to provide answers and solutions including idea platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools to innovate – from creative to commercial business planning tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Innovation Academy is a cost effective channel – can scale quickly – no need for internal IT or development </li></ul><ul><li>Access the global talent pool – ideas and skills come from everywhere – so get connected to the outside world </li></ul><ul><li>The Innovation Academy is a base but not a panacea – organisations require commitment </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  4. 5. Why is this useful? <ul><li>DRIVEN BY CUSTOMER NEEDS </li></ul><ul><li>Modular programs to support ongoing or emerging innovation programs </li></ul><ul><li>Intranets, content and idea platforms are expensive to run and require commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and social networks are driving a new way of doing business </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas come from anywhere in business and customers </li></ul><ul><li>It stimulates and supports openness and breaking down silos in organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and development offerings for innovation are currently limited to classroom based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Idea platforms are typically clunky and often divorced from </li></ul><ul><li>The Australian government has identified a need to establish and engender a national innovation agenda – but do not have any products or tools to support their aims </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  5. 6. The Idea zone is an ideation platform that is intuitive, collaborative and focussed Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  6. 7. Ideas can be rated, reviewed, discussed and categorised… Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  7. 8. … and a number of campaigns or themes can be run at one time Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  8. 9. The key partners who add credibility & content
  9. 10. A “Credentialed” channel – Our Advisory Board <ul><li>We have enlisted an editorial board that reviews content on a monthly basis to ensure the quality and voice of all material. </li></ul><ul><li>The Editorial Board is as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr Terry Cutler (chair) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professor Roy Green, Dean UTS Business School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gerhard Vorster – Managing Partner, Deloitte Consulting Asia Pacific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narelle Kennedy, CEO Australian Business Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter Williams, CEO, Deloitte Digital </li></ul></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  10. 11. So where does the content come from?
  11. 12. Where are we getting new content from? <ul><li>Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Expert Authors </li></ul><ul><li>CEO stories </li></ul><ul><li>Roy Morgan Research </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Davos Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Deloitte Globally </li></ul><ul><li>CSIRO </li></ul><ul><li>Hargraves/ABF/innofuture events etc </li></ul><ul><li>CEO/Board reviews/Client interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Change the World </li></ul><ul><li>ABC </li></ul><ul><li>DTT network </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - - <ul><li>Anthill </li></ul><ul><li>Kellogg School of Managment </li></ul><ul><li>Wharton </li></ul><ul><li>CEO Interviews </li></ul>
  12. 13. Content Volume <ul><li>We currently have over 200 pieces of content on the Innovation Academy, including content on a regular basis from: </li></ul><ul><li>Roger La Salle, pioneer of Matrix Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Amantha Imber, Creativity Psychologist </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Williams, CEO of Deloitte Digital </li></ul><ul><li>There are scores of debates, lectures, seminars and presentations held daily in Australia. We aim to capture the best content by uploading videos, presentations or offering summaries of material. </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  13. 14. Who is using the Innovation Academy?
  14. 15. Deloitte Australia is using it as their internal innovation platform... Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  15. 16. … as well as for some special projects <ul><li>Deloitte Melbourne, in conjunction with RMIT’s Entrepreneurship program, runs an initiative every year called the Deloitte Fastrack Innovation Challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>Students in their final year of the Entrepreneurship program come into Deloitte with ideas for businesses and fresh thinking, and Deloitte mentors and coaches help to guide them through the process of idea to potential commercialisation. </li></ul><ul><li>This year, the Innovation Academy was opened up to the students and used as the platform to capture their ideas and promote discussion and collaboration. </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  16. 17. Deloitte offices globally have also come on board… <ul><li>Deloitte offices currently using the Innovation Academy platform: </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Deloitte New Zealand </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  17. 18. … and our client list is growing <ul><li>Current clients of the Innovation Academy come from a broad range of industries including: </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceuticals </li></ul><ul><li>Government Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Services </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  18. 19. Each version of the Innovation Academy is customisable… <ul><li>The Innovation Academy offers customisation options in order to enhance the client experience and increase the relevance of the platform in the context of any organisation or office. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the customisable elements include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skinning and branding of the site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to input custom content for the particular organisation or office, such as videos from senior management and information on innovation programs, strategies and initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to create custom idea forums and challenges </li></ul></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  19. 20. … and can be used purely as an internal platform or opened up externally. <ul><li>Internal </li></ul><ul><li>At present, the Innovation Academy is being used primarily as an internal platform, for both Deloitte and our clients. </li></ul><ul><li>In this sense, it works to facilitate innovation within an organisation by educating employees and providing them with insights and tools to generate ideas and collaborate around company initiatives. </li></ul><ul><li>In can be used to support an internal innovation program or simply as a standalone idea platform. </li></ul><ul><li>Deloitte can also offer consulting services to support the platform and assist organisations in integrating the platform internally and driving usage and engagement. </li></ul><ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><li>There is also scope to open up the platform externally to targeted groups or to the public in general to gain “wisdom from the crowds”. </li></ul><ul><li>One of our water clients plans to open their site up to the public in the near future for ideas and collaboration on how we can solve Australia’s water crisis. </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunities are endless. </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -
  20. 21. For more information on the Innovation Academy... <ul><li>Peter Williams, CEO of Deloitte Digital Matt McIntyre, Product Director </li></ul><ul><li>e: e: </li></ul><ul><li>ph: 0433 141 943 ph: 0407 364 884 </li></ul><ul><li>James Sanders, Account Manager Sandra Arico, Content Manager </li></ul><ul><li>e: e: </li></ul><ul><li>ph: (03) 9671 7952 ph: (03) 9671 6486 </li></ul>Location/Filename/Unit/Author/Assistant (Change via 'View - Header and Footer') - -