Methodology for the determination of the logic of innovation ideas for technical systems
Innovation today is more crucial for companies than ever. The prerequisite for every innovation is an innovation idea (referred to as 'idea' within this paper). However, not every idea can be further developed. The limitation of resources requires companies to restrict themselves to only the most promising ideas. These promising ideas are selected on the basis of a defined evaluation process, which focuses on the evaluation of the idea's potential. Meanwhile the realization of this potential is neglected due to missing suitable evaluation approaches. The result is a severe deficit regarding the success of the evaluation process. Only one out of 3,000 initially selected ideas leads to a successful product innovation. Hence, the aim of this paper is the development of a methodology, which enables the assessment of the realizability of ideas. For this, the authors propose the introduction of a logic degree as assessment criteria for ideas.