Best Innovators: A Synopsis of the Second Annual European A.T. Kearney's Best Innovators Roundtable
Innovation management is essential for sustainable success.

In this publication, a number of European organizations illustrate innovation management best practices that lead to profit and growth. These European companies — all of them award winners in A.T. Kearney's 2005 Best Innovator contest — recently gathered for a two-day Roundtable in London. This group discussed innovation challenges they face today and the challenges they see in the near future.

Five selected hot topics emerged from this Roundtable and are covered in this publication. They are:

* Mapping the future

* Achieving disruptive innovations

* Outperforming the competition in time-to-profit

* Successfully transitioning to open innovation

* Offshoring R&D