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The University in 2040: 6 trends & an infographic.

On November 23, I had the honor of giving a talk at the NRC Live event for Education. I was scheduled immediately after Bert van der Zwaan, rector magnificus at the University of Utrecht. Van der Zwaan launched his book that day: the result of sabbatical he and his wife took in 2015. During that sabbatical they traveled the world and tried to speak with as many educational visionaries as [&hellip

8 Types of Innovation Processes (Infographic)

As part of a simulation game on innovation management we have been running at universities and in corporate training programs for over 4 years now, we have developed an integrative model for dealing with innovation management on a daily basis. Innovation Management is a strategic activity that isn’t necessarily needed to implement throughly for every company. Mostly large companies have included structured processes that include administrative stages to following the [&hellip

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Book Review & Infographic: Innovation Thinking Methods by Hashmi

A few weeks ago, a friend brought the book “Innovation Thinking Methods: disciplines of thought that can help you rethink industries and unlock 10x better solutions” from Osama A. Hashmi to my attention. I ordered it, read it and was impressed by the both the power and simplicity of the work. The book is thin and comprehensible. In fact, it read like a weblog post enriched with interesting personal thoughts [&hellip

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6 Skills of Innovative Leadership [Download Infographic]

As part of my role at the School of Innovation of Avans University of Applied Sciences, I was able to contribute to an infographic about the course program of the School of Innovation. It comprises the 6 skills of innovative leadership. These are the skills that should be in the toolkit of every self-respecting innovation professional. Click the infographic to download a high-resolution image. 6 Skills of Innovative Leadership Personal [&hellip

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Schematic overview to understand the complexity of the Innovation Ecosystem (Infographic)

The Innovation Ecosystem The Innovation Ecosystem is one of the most under-researched topics. One the one hand because policy researchers usually tend to focus more on polls, elections and international collaboration and business researchers usually tend to focus more on organizations and interorganizational collaborations. However, publisher Edward Elgar has repeatedly published interesting works on innovation policy, innovation systems and the like. An ecosystem of innovation could be described as, quoting [&hellip

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The 3 Phases of Responsible Innovation

Over the last few month, the phrase “Responsible Innovation” has been booming on scientific social media. It has emerged from Corporate Social Responsibility as a topic that researches the effect and consequences of innovation on the long term. This could be technological effects, antropological effects or ethical effects. The fundament of this research topic lies in the Collingridge Dilemma: The Collingridge dilemma is a methodological quandary in which efforts to control technology development face [&hellip

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Top 10 Best Articles on Open Innovation in 2013

Based on the rankings of the SSRN database, we are able to create a ranking of the best – most downloaded – Open Innovation and related topics articles that have been published in 2013 so far. Therefore, this is a list of brand new theories, recent case studies, preliminary results and pioneering research. The Theory of Crowd Capital; Prpic, J., & Shukla, P. Abstract: We are seeing more and more organizations [&hellip

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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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