Gap between Innovation Leaders and Innovation Followers in European Union grows

The results of the 2013 study of innovation in the European Union have been published. The most innovative countries are still Germany, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. However, the gap between these so-called ‘innovation leaders’ and the innovation followers, such as the Netherlands and Luxembourg is growing. Or, as stated by the European Commission: Innovation performance in the EU has improved year on year in spite of the continuing economic crisis, [&hellip

Crowdsourcing: a video that summarizes it all

Recently, one of our students made a short video about Crowdsourcing and Co-creation. The video gives insight in most issues that are important in the operationalisation of co-creation

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Shell wants to invest in Open Innovation

Shell indicates to be willing to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in technology-oriented companies for the next 6 to 8 years. according to belegger.nl. The website has published to following text (translated): This step helps Shell to enable the use of innovations on new projects, according to the company. Shell refers (amongst others) to the technology that enables the company to apply their resources more thoughtfully and smarter in [&hellip

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Serious games effective in teaching (open) innovation & management

Recently, an article about the effect of serious games on teaching and learning the essentials of (open) innovation and innovation management has been published on the ssrn. The authors have researched a group of students from different nationalities playing a game in the context of an education course. By playing the game, they had the following goals: Creating a shared experience of social dynamics and the paradox of co-opetition for [&hellip

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Creativity as a Life Skill for Innovation

One of my favorite reads of the last couple of years is the work “Creative Leadership: Skills that drive innovation”, written by Puccio, Mance and Murdock. They argue that by making use of the right thinking skills an individual should be able to think outside their ‘area of familiarity’. The origin of radical innovation begins outside this so-called zone of comfort. By making use of the right converging techniques the [&hellip

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