We -the authors- have compiled this overview to help you jump start your cross-industry innovation efforts. Please use this overview to enhance your products/services, processes, business models, strategy & culture. Enjoy the ride!
Springwise scans the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering immediate inspiration to entrepreneurial minds.
Global consumer trends, insights and related innovations.
The world’s largest, most popular collection of cutting edge ideas, fueled by insatiably curious people.
A really inspiring collection of 4600+ innovations searchable by keywords, industries, properties and functions.
StumbleUpon is the easiest way to find cool new websites, videos, photos and images from across the Web.
AskNature is the world’s first digital library of Nature’s solutions, organized by function, that can serve as an educational and cross-pollinating tool.
TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TEd today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
PSFK: Inspiring ideas to live, work and play better.
Science Channel explores outer space, engineering, cutting-edge tech, etc.
The Best Industries for starting a Business in 2015
JWT The Future 100,’ a look at global trends in 2015
10 crazy jobs predicted to exist in the future
30+ Billion Dollar industries of the future
The ideal business – a smart list to select the right business to invest in: by Paine Webber
100 disruptive innovators
How to prepare for Disruptive Growth?
Doblin 10 types of innovation: tactics overview
15 types of innovation (illustrated by car / mobility examples). for inspiring your innovation challenges. Remarkable innovations combine different types !
10 Things You Can Learn From the Apple Store
What Business Can Learn from Organized Crime
Innovation Lessons from Fashion Leader, Zara
What can airlines learn from other industries?
Collaborative consumption directory
2. Low tech solutions
Drawing inspiration from frugal innovators in emerging markets,
3. Hybrid solutions
Elephant paths – Olifantenpaadjes (Dutch site)
Behind the brands
6. From product to solution
Next Generation Service Innovation
7. Internet of things
Internet of caring things
8. Big data
What is Big Data?
9. Peer to peer
Will Airbnb Ever Be “The Airbnb For X”
How do they make money?
Less is beautiful
12. Add experience
What is experience economy?
20 co-branding examples from the past
14. Low cost
No frills service or products (examples Wikipedia)
15. Go green
8 strategies & 100 cases to capture the full potential of the resource revolution
16. Mass customisation
Mass Customization Is (Finally) The Future Of Products
17. Community building
Ten exceptional Examples Of Brand Communities
The periodic table of storytelling
19. Customer in control
Post demographic consumerism
20. Do it yourself
Self Services Trends
100 What Ifs on the Future of Business
30 what-if questions to rethink your future
The What-if Machine
Warren Berger (A More Beautiful Question)
10 innovations you thought were new
10 things that only existed in sci-fi movies but now are real
Future of highways: Disney’s Magic Highway – 1958 (movie)
Future of shopping (from home) – 1967 (movie)
Technology Extinction timeline
Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology
Emerging Technology Map
Everything is a remix (part 3)
Even Steve Jobs accepts that Apple has been shameless about stealing great ideas
Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex
Moodstream (visual inspiration by mood)
Mood Board search engine
Search inspiration by color
Inspire and surprise me now
Pinterest: Full of visual stimulation, it is also a fantastic brainstorming tool
100 images for visual brainstorming
17 illustrated brainstorm tips
Each day inspiring visuals that help you innovate (Facebook page)
27 creativity and innovation tools – in one-pagers!
52 tools for any company to innovate like a Startup
37 ways for new product ideas
Forth Innovation Method
Biomimicry: solve human problems with the brilliance of nature’s design
Austin Kleon (Steal like an artist)
Frans Johansson (The Medici Effect)
David Kord Murray (Borrowing Brilliance)
Jeff Jarvis (What Would Google Do)
Tom Kelly (Ideo)
Janine M. Benyus (Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature)
Kirby Ferguson (Everything is a remix)
Larry Keeley (Ten Types of Innovation)
Open Innovation Network
Innovation Management Group
Harvard Business Review
YES AND ACT manifesto
A nearling is a positive word for something new that was done with the right intentions, which has not – yet – led to the right result.
Pinterest cross-industry innovation
Apple iBooks (get ‘not invented here’ on your iPad NOW):
iBooks version ‘not invented here’
Tumblr cross-industry innovation blog
Ramon Vullings – speaker, cross-industry expert & ideaDJ
Marc Heleven – Innovative WebResearcher, cross-industry expert & ideaDJ
21 Lobsterstreet: the creativity & innovation network