In an era where every large company is under pressure to innovate, or at least show that they’re being innovative, it can be all too tempting to take an old meeting room, turn it into an ‘innovation lab’ by throwing some bean-bags around the place and setting up a fussball table and running a hackathon. Oftentimes though, these hackathons amount to little more than team-bonding activities, with little focus on identifying and validating problems and solutions that are worthy of subsequent exploration.
In order to get the most out of a corporate hackathon and generate some quick wins that organisers and innovation champions will be able to use to build a case for subsequent initiatives and further development of ideas, taking the time to consider and prepare the following 13 things can make a world of difference.
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