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Kromatic Innovation Ecosystem Booklet

The pace of innovation is constantly accelerating, threatening to disrupt every industry that doesn’t disrupt itself first. Maintaining a healthy innovation ecosystem is critical for any organization that wants to stay flexible, relevant, and competitive. This Innovation Ecosystem Booklet helps you plan an innovation strategy by showing you how to identify the most common innovation obstacles and how to measure the impact of your business innovation program.

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When to Use It

Use the Innovation Ecosystem Booklet when you are asking:

  • What is stopping us from innovating?
  • How can we enable entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs?
  • How will we boost our ability to innovate?
  • Should we build a program like Intuit's Innovation Catalysts? Or just copy GE Fastworks? Are they the same? Will they work for us? Or lead to lower stock prices?
  • Should we build an accelerator? Should we focus on ideation? Should we offer public workshops or just focus on reducing red tape?
Who Should Use It

This is a helpful guide for teams that want to debug their innovation ecosystem and iterate on a common framework. If you want to build direct and indirect metrics for your innovation program, identify obstacles to innovation that are holding your innovators back, and maximize innovation management by effectively measuring the impact of your innovation programs, this is the resource for you.

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How It Works

This booklet covers a wide array of innovation topics, including:

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  • How to define your innovation ecosystem
  • How to identify the most common innovation obstacles
  • How to directly and indirectly measure your innovation ecosystem
Authors and Contributors
Tristan Kromer
Tristan Kromer works with innovation teams and leaders to create amazing products and build startup ecosystems. He has worked with companies from early stage startups with zero revenue to enterprise companies with >$1B USD revenue. (Unilever, Swisscom, Salesforce, Fujitsu, LinkedIn) Tristan has worked with over 17 technology accelerator programs and ecosystem programs such as Innovation Norway, Vinnova (Sweden), Enterprise Ireland, NEST’up (Belgium), StartSmart (Estonia) and the Innovation Partnership Program (Vietnam-Finland) With his remaining hours, Tristan volunteers his time with early stage startups and blogs at
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