News+ What if the newspaper of tomorrow was invented today?

What if the newspaper of tomorrow was invented today? News+ is such concept, created by Bonnier a Swedish publishing organisation, to show what happens when old paradigms are left behind and shifting towards new possibilities. News+ combines the depth and editorial choices of a daily newspaper with the web’s possibilities for interaction and quick updates, […]

When Idea's have Sex: serendipity in innovation

When ideas have sex: Matt Ridley on TED.com http://blog.ted.com/2010/07/14/when_ideas_have/ De binnenkant van organisatieverandering – Thijs Homan from Hans Mestrum on Vimeo. vimeo.com/8725116 Hij stelt daarbij vragen die je direct kan relateren aan je eigen verander- of innovatie-case. Homan betoogt dat de focus van veranderingen meestal gericht is op de structuur, de processen en de systemen, […]

innovation by watching evolution

Nature has come-up with elegant solutions of today’s problems. Janine Benyus tells us about a research field that is called Biomimicry. In this field they look at strategies nature has come-up with to solve different problems, just by trail and error during the process of evolution. Let evolution work for us. www.asknature.org is a website […]

Incentives for innovation, based on intrinsic motivation

Dan Pink spoke on TED.com about the way traditional businesses are build is often still with the old mindset from the industrial era using incentives like the “carrot and the stick” model to increase production performance. However for more complex tasks people get paralysed when put under pressure to perform by higher rewards. Rewarding systems […]

New ways of innovation in the Higher Education and Research in the Netherlands

Below you will find a thesis I have witten for the MasterClass course Innovation Management. This thesis is about how SURFfoundation (the organisation I work for) can improve the commitment of innovation of every employee throughout the organisation of every single University and Research institute that is a member of SURFfoundation. Unfortunately for the English […]

Creatieve Innovatie

From their web site: “A ‘different perspective’ on things, a shift of perspective makes innovation possible. `To our concern hierarchical organization models and related tasks make ‘creative innovation’ impossible. That is why The Beach operates as a network of people and organizations that emrace openness, involvement and interaction. We are convinced that shaping the future […]