Creating Space for Innovation: The Role of “Design Zones”

For quite some years already, we (as in educational institutes) have been trying to set up the best ‘creative classroom’ possibile, because we believe that it is an essential element of modern education. I believe it contributes to collaborative learning and a strong attitude towards innovation. We are not the only one, many institutes are testing educational concepts based upon collaborative workspaces, Babson College and the Design School probably the [&hellip

Using Games to create Business Model Innovation

I believe this article by Sune Gudiksen is interesting because it explores the rationale of game theory in combination with business model innovation. The article argues that gamification (in the innovation process) could lead to novel business model insights. Gudiksen describes game theory by referrin the ‘magic circle’: “As stated bypioneering play researcher Huizinga (1949), itis a playground in which special rules apply.He further argues that magic circles are ‘temporary [&hellip

Teamwork and Organizational Innovation: The Moderating Role of the HRM Context

This study examines whether staff groups which are organized in teams are better at organizational innovation than staff groups who aren’t. Moreover, it examines whether human resource management (HRM) systems, which can be of facilitating or constraining nature, enhance the teamwork and therefore innovation outcomes. 18 to 45 organizations from the UK manufacturing sector have been researched. Results suggest that the more widespread the use of teamwork in organizations, the [&hellip

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Two Tests to Test your Company’s Innovativeness

In collaboration with Avans University of Applied Sciences, we can provide 2 different tests that will help you analyse your organization’s overall performance on innovation management. The first test, based on John Bessant’s and Joe Tidd’s Managing Innovation focuses on 5 different aspects of organizing and facilitating innovation in your organization. The second test, based on Keeley’s Ten Types of Innovation framework, will provide you with an overview of the [&hellip

The world of Patents in Europe (Infographic)

Did you know for example that there were 265.690 European Patent Filings in 2013 but only 66.712 were granted? Did you know that your invention will be protected in up to 40 European countries based on 1 single application? James Sherwin from SOR Solicitors, a Dublin-based law firm, created an infographic about European Patents. This infographic is published with permission of James Sherwin

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