101 Cross-industry Super Sites

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!

Great starting places for cross-industry inspiration

Springwise scans the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering immediate inspiration to entrepreneurial minds.
springwise.com

Global consumer trends, insights and related innovations.
trendwatching.com

The world’s largest, most popular collection of cutting edge ideas, fueled by insatiably curious people.
trendhunter.com

A really inspiring collection of 4600+ innovations searchable by keywords, industries, properties and functions.
moreinspiration.com/search

StumbleUpon is the easiest way to find cool new websites, videos, photos and images from across the Web.
stumbleupon.com

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.
asknature.org

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.
ted.com

PSFK: Inspiring ideas to live, work and play better.
psfk.com

Science Channel explores outer space, engineering, cutting-edge tech, etc.
sciencechannel.com

Inspiring industries

The Best Industries for starting a Business in 2015
inc.com/graham-winfrey/best-industries-2015-the-best-industries-for-starting-a-business-in-2015

JWT The Future 100,’ a look at global trends in 2015
jwt.com/blog/jwt_intelligence/jwtintelligence-introduces-the-future-100-a-look-at-global-trends-in-2015

10 crazy jobs predicted to exist in the future
mashable.com/2014/04/28/jobs-of-the-future

30+ Billion Dollar industries of the future
compassioninpolitics.wordpress.com/2011/08/14/30-billion-dollar-industries-of-the-future

The ideal business – a smart list to select the right business to invest in: by Paine Webber
idealbusiness.ca/IdealBusinessDefined

100 disruptive innovators
slideshare.net/geniusworks/gamechangers-100-disruptive-innovators

How to prepare for Disruptive Growth?
slideshare.net/oukearts/how-to-prepare-for-disruptive-growth-produced-by-thaesis-oukearts-powered-by-trendwatchingcom-trendwatching

Combine types of innovation

Doblin 10 types of innovation: tactics overview
titanvine.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/InnovationTacticsWallchart

Business Model Innovation map by the  BMI Lab from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland
bmi-lab.ch/tubemap.pdf

15 types of innovation (illustrated by car / mobility examples). for inspiring your innovation challenges. Remarkable innovations combine different types !
7ideas.net/15-types-of-innovation

What you can learn from …

10 Things You Can Learn From the Apple Store
blog.guykawasaki.com/2012/04/10-things-you-can-learn-from-the-apple-store

What Business Can Learn from Organized Crime
hbr.org/2011/11/what-business-can-learn-from-organized-crime

Innovation Lessons from Fashion Leader, Zara
destination-innovation.com/articles/innovation-lessons-from-fashion-leader-zara

What can airlines learn from other industries?
slideshare.net/innovationexcellence/airlineinnovationsairlinetrendsaixhamburgpublic

Inspiration sites for the 21 cross-industry innovation principles

1. Sharing
Collaborative consumption directory
collaborativeconsumption.com/directory

2. Low tech solutions
Drawing inspiration from frugal innovators in emerging markets,
ted.com/talks/navi_radjou_creative_problem_solving_in_the_face_of_extreme_limits

3. Hybrid solutions
More inspiration
moreinspiration.com/search?q=hybrid

4. Shortcutting
Elephant paths – Olifantenpaadjes (Dutch site)
olifantenpaadjes.nl

5. Transparency
Behind the brands
behindthebrands.org

6. From product to solution
Next Generation Service Innovation
slideshare.net/timjones72/next-generation-service-innovation-workshop-singapore-23-august-2013

7. Internet of things
Internet of caring things
trendwatching.com/trends/internet-of-caring-things

8. Big data
What is Big Data?
slideshare.net/BernardMarr/140228-big-data-slide-share

9. Peer to peer
Will Airbnb Ever Be “The Airbnb For X”
techcrunch.com/2011/06/05/will-airbnb-ever-be-the-airbnb-for-x

10. Digitisation
How do they make money?
rcs.seerinteractive.com/money/#show-all

11 Simplify
Less is beautiful
lessisbeautiful.co

12. Add experience
What is experience economy?
exbased.eu/media/520/Experience%20Economy_ExBased.pdf

13. Co-branding
20 co-branding examples from the past
bloomberg.com/ss/09/07/0710_cobranded

14. Low cost
No frills service or products (examples Wikipedia)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_frills

15. Go green
8 strategies & 100 cases to capture the full potential of the resource revolution
plan-c.eu/bmix/

16. Mass customisation
Mass Customization Is (Finally) The Future Of Products
blogs.forrester.com/jp_gownder/11-04-15-mass_customization_is_finally_the_future_of_products

17. Community building
Ten exceptional Examples Of Brand Communities
momentology.com/4359-10-exceptional-examples-of-brand-communities

18. Storytelling
The periodic table of storytelling
ebookfriendly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Periodic-table-of-storytelling-infographic

19. Customer in control
Post demographic consumerism
trendwatching.com/trends/post-demographic-consumerism

20. Do it yourself
Self Services Trends
slideshare.net/YairCarmel1/self-services-trends

21. Crowdsourcing
Crowdsourcing database
crowdsourcing.org/directory


Start with beautiful questions

100 What Ifs on the Future of Business
slideshare.net/sap/100-what-ifs-on-the-future-of-business

30 what-if questions to rethink your future
boardofinnovation.com/ny2014

The What-if Machine
whim-project.eu/whatifmachine

Warren Berger (A More Beautiful Question)
warrenberger.com/a-more-beautiful-question-the-book-the-blog

Time travel to history and futures

Paleofuture
paleofuture.gizmodo.com

10 innovations you thought were new
slideshare.net/creax/10-innovations-you-thought-were-new

Retrothing
retrothing.com

10 things that only existed in sci-fi movies but now are real
slideshare.net/creax/10-things-that-only-existed-in-scifi-movies-by-creaxnv

Future of highways: Disney’s Magic Highway – 1958 (movie)
youtube.com/watch?v=TwA7c_rNbJE

Future of shopping (from home) – 1967 (movie)
youtube.com/watch?v=DiTzSa7MuoU

Technology Extinction timeline
nowandnext.com/PDF/extinction_timeline.pdf

Timeline of Emerging Science and Technology
imperialtechforesight.com/uploads/documents/EmergingScienceTech-FINAL.pdf

Emerging Technology Map
envisioning.io/horizons

Cross-industry innovation movies

Everything is a remix (part 3)
youtube.com/watch?v=wq5D43qAsVg

Even Steve Jobs accepts that Apple has been shameless about stealing great ideas
youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLHh9E5ilZ4

Inspiration tools

Moodstream (visual inspiration by mood)
moodstream.gettyimages.com

Mood Board search engine
spezify.com

Search inspiration by color
labs.tineye.com/multicolr

Inspire and surprise me now
inspire.2ia.pl

Pinterest: Full of visual stimulation, it is also a fantastic brainstorming tool
pinterest.com

Innowiz tools
app.innowiz.be/innowiz.php

100 images for visual brainstorming
slideshare.net/marcnewshoestoday/100-images-for-visual-brainstorming

17 illustrated brainstorm tips
slideshare.net/marcnewshoestoday/17-illustrated-brainstorm-tips

Each day inspiring visuals that help you innovate (Facebook page)
facebook.com/inspiringvisualsforinnovation

27 creativity and innovation tools – in one-pagers!
slideshare.net/ramonvullings/27-creativity-innovation-tools-final

Innovation tools

52 tools for any company to innovate like a Startup
slideshare.net/boardofinnovation/52-tools-for-any-company-to-innovate-like-a-startup-by-nickdemey-boardofinno

37 ways for new product ideas
slideshare.net/marcnewshoestoday/37-ways-for-new-product-ideas

Forth Innovation Method
forth-innovation.com

TRIZ
mindtools.com/pages/article/newCT_92.htm

Biomimicry: solve human problems with the brilliance of nature’s design
biomimicry.net

Inspiring books

Austin Kleon (Steal like an artist)
austinkleon.com/steal

Frans Johansson (The Medici Effect)
fransjohansson.com/the-medici-effect-by-frans-johansson

David Kord Murray (Borrowing Brilliance)
davidkordmurray.com

Jeff Jarvis (What Would Google Do)
buzzmachine.com/wwgd

Tom Kelly (Ideo)
ideo.com/people/tom-kelley

Janine M. Benyus (Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature)
biomimicry.net/about/biomimicry/janines-book

Kirby Ferguson (Everything is a remix)
kirbyferguson.com

Larry Keeley (Ten Types of Innovation)
doblin.com/tentypes/#the-book

LinkedIn Groups

Open Innovation Network
linkedin.com/groups/Open-Innovation-Network-2996872

Innovation Excellence
linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=1953902

Innovation Management Group
linkedin.com/groups/Innovation-Management-Group-40975

Favorite innovation sites

Fast Company
fastcompany.com

Wired
wired.com

Harvard Business Review
hbr.org

Inc.
inc.com

Positive alternatives

YES AND ACT manifesto
cyrielkortleven.com/yesandact

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.
nearling.com

idea killers
ideakillers.net

idea boosters
ideaboosters.net

Not invented here – Book

Pinterest cross-industry innovation
Pinterest

Apple iBooks (get ‘not invented here’ on your iPad NOW):
iBooks version ‘not invented here’

Amazon
amazon.com/Not-Invented-Here-Cross-industry-Innovation/dp/9063693796

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Authors

Ramon Vullings – speaker, cross-industry expert & ideaDJ
ramonvullings.com

Marc Heleven – Innovative WebResearcher, cross-industry expert & ideaDJ
7ideas.net

21 Lobsterstreet: the creativity & innovation network
21lobsterstreet.com

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