Innovation Passport: The IBM First-of-a-Kind (FOAK) Journey From Research to Reality  just came off the presses.  This book, written by Mary Jo Frederich and Peter Andews contains over 250 pages of content…

 How can you promote innovation that delivers real, profitable business value–again and again, year after year? For 14 years, IBM’s FOAK program has done just that. In Innovation Passport, FOAK’s leaders share the powerful lessons they’ve learned. Through actual project examples, you’ll discover how to craft more effective processes for making innovation happen…encourage collaboration…manage innovation portfolios…protect intellectual property…and systematically improve the chances of marketplace adoption. Whatever your role in innovation, this book will help you do it better, faster, and more profitably.


Chapter 1: A Program That Works    

Chapter 2: The FOAK Process: Phase I    

Chapter 3: How Ideas Take Shape    

Chapter 4: Getting the Most out of Partnerships     

Chapter 5: Choosing the Best Projects    

Chapter 6: The FOAK Process: Phases II and III     

Chapter 7: Clarifying Project Plans        

Chapter 8: Ensuring the Work Gets Done    

Chapter 9: Telling the Story: IBM’s Industry Solutions Labs    

Chapter 10: Portfolio Management    

Chapter 11: Contracts and Intellectual Property    

Chapter 12: A Guide for Creating Innovative Programs    

Chapter 13: The Future of Collaborative Innovation