Introducing Innov’Acteurs – France’s leading Ideas Management Association


Bonne fête nationale!

To celebrate Bastille Day, France’s National Day commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789, we’d like to introduce you to our sister organisation in France: Innov’Acteurs.

Like ideasUK is it an association for the development of innovation engagement within organisations.  It was founded in 2002 with companies like Renault, EDF and Accor as members. Today it comprises of approximately eighty companies, both in the public and private sector, who wish to share their experiences and best practices.

Innov’Acteurs sets out to support and encourage innovation at all levels of an organisation, using various methods: Continue reading

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dib Germany celebrates innovation success at their annual awards


dib awards dinnerIn May this year, the German Institute for Business Administration (dib) held its annual conference in Berlin celebrating excellence in Ideas Management within German organisations.  It was the first time that the new German Idea Award has been presented at the gala dinner, as well as the traditional industry awards. Continue reading

July 4th Special – Our sister organisation: IdeasAmerica


IdeasAmerica logoOne of the reasons why ideasUK continues to be successful is its close links with other organisations worldwide who promote employee engagement.

To celebrate 4th July (American Independence day) we thought it would be good to re-introduce our sister organisation that is based in North America. Continue reading

ideasUK’s chairman shares his DiB conference presentation


Andy Beddows, the ideasUK Chairman and Tom Dupre, a long term supporter and Fellow of ideasUK, recently spoke at the DiB (Deutsches Institut für Betriebswirtschaft) in Berlin. The theme of the two-day event was ‘motivation’.  There were around two hundred delegates from German organisations with representatives of sister associations in the UAE, USA and UK.  The programme involved two mornings of full sessions with presentations and discussion split by an afternoon of workshop sessions.

Andy and Tom have been kind enough to allow us to share their presentation (webinar) with you.

This should open on your screeen, if you have problems viewing the presentation (it has no audio), please contact us. Or see it on our YouTube Channel.