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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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50+ Business Cases on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

During a course we developed at Avans University this winter, we asked students to gather relevant business cases on innovation and entrepreneurship in order to analyse them and prepare discussions around organization design. The course was based on the following model: The following list is a selection of the business cases they found, mostly based on the Lean Startup, Lean Enterprise, Corporate Entrepreneurship and agile/Scrum – all available freely and [&hellip

71 Innovation Methodologies

A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization. We are still looking for ways to categorize them, but for now we’ve based our categorization on the maturity of the organization. We’re pretty sure there are many more methodologies out [&hellip

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Remember me? I’m a Silly Valley Serial Entreprenerd Unicorpse. I like to leverage Start-Up Jargon.

Remember me? I’m a Silly Valley serial entreprenerd. I’m well-known for using startup jargon, which I learned from Forbes, Fortune and TechCrunch. Shall I share my story with you? Beware: this small piece of text contains 73 jargon words. When I was 16 I launched my first B-to-B business. Some FFF helped me to leverage my first MVP and both an incubator and accelerator thought that monetizing the Business Model [&hellip

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7 Billion Universities: How Simulation Games could disrupt Education

Over a week ago, I gave a TED talk about the role of simulation games in higher education and how they could disrupt the education system as we know it. Below, you’ll find the video, the slides I used and the full transcript of the text. Are you interested in helping me to make this game ready to enroll in a couple of years? 7 Billion Universities | Jan Spruijt [&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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15 Best Open Innovation Articles of 2015

2015’s Innovation Management conference (ISPIM) was all about Open Innovation. In fact, it was one of the most keywords – and definitely the most specific one – used amongst all 233 papers presented during the conference. Although the articles are not completely available yet (if you’re not a member), I have used it to draw up a list of the 15 best articles presented on the conference on Open Innovation of [&hellip

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