Innovation Metrics

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Innovation programs have a very short lifespan if they don’t develop a metrics regime that indicates they are making progress — but also isn’t so onerous that too much of the team’s time is spent collecting data and compiling it into reports or presenting it on dashboards.

We put metrics into two categories: activity metrics, which show things like how many training sessions you’ve conducted or startups you’ve met with, and impact metrics, which show tangible outcomes.

A good starting place in this section is our research report, "Untangling Innovation Metrics: What every innovation leader needs to know."

Research Report

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Untangling Innovation Metrics

Measuring innovation has come up in every interview, conversation, and Field Study. This report captures what we’ve learned so far — both what executives are tracking today, and what they’re still working to capture.

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Innovation Emergency Objectives & Key Results

Defining the right innovation objectives and key results (OKRs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) can be the determining factor that helps innovation teams prove value. In this Master Class, Ludwig Melik and Sara Husk of Planbox share their best practices and research-based insights to help teams improve their OKR strategy. 


How CSAA’s Chief Innovation Officer Approaches Disruption

How do Chief Innovation Officers build a strategic pipeline of innovation activities? And, what do they do to influence culture? CInOs from CSAA and PA Consulting explain.

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Building a Strategy for the Low Touch Economy

The era after COVID-19 will have an economy shaped by new habits and regulations. Find out how behaviors will shift and what new opportunities are emerging.

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What's BANCA? Fidelity Investments on Their Criteria for Assessing Ideas

Sean Belka discusses how the financial services firm assesses new ideas and scales them when the time is right, along with more best practices for running an innovation lab. Belka is a Managing Director in Fidelity’s Corporate Business Development group.

"Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2018" Launch

Ask Us Anything Webcast, with General Mills & Citi Ventures

Beth Devin of Citi Ventures and Kirsten Aune of General Mills joined us to answer innovation questions submitted by our members.


All Your Innovation Questions, Answered

We answer questions on corporate innovation submtted by listeners. Get advice on H3 innovation, going from good to great, and spreading innovation company-wide. 

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Partnerships at Bayer’s Innovation Center

Dr. Chris Haskell discusses how Bayer partners with startups, academic institutions, and other corporates at the company’s Innovation center.


Does Measurement Kill Innovation?

Watch this Master Class to find out the difference between “activity metrics” and “impact metrics,” where to start, and how to evolve your measurement regimen over time. 


Innovation by the Numbers

In our latest Master Class, “Innovation by the Numbers,” we explored the metrics and analytics behind innovation efforts with Innovation 360’s CEO Magnus Penker.

CEO Insights Videos

CEOs on Disruption, Culture & Executive Support

How should you be thinking about the impact of disruption in your industry? CEOs of Bose, TripAdvisor, and Eastern Bank weigh in...


Best Practices in Innovation Governance

Innovation Leader’s Scott Kirsner presents high-level findings from our Q2 report, joined by executives from the healthcare, insurance, and media industries.

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Why Thomson Reuters Rotates Talent Between Labs

Mona Vernon, Chief Technology Officer of Thomson Reuters Labs, explains why the company began rotating employees between its innovation labs. Find out more in this video…