Thursday, August 24, 2006

The launch of the pilot projects on InJo

Today was another special day. The press conference on InJo projects in Slovenia (InJo reward, ILoComm, InJo workshop) connected a really constructive and engaged group of people. The dialog was launched and the InJo community gained other valuable hands on experiences. The major messages could be read in the Press Conference report. In short, we all need to learn in order to cooperate. We need to put additional efforts in setting up the infrastructure for a constructive exchange of information on innovation and innovation systems with an additional stress on relationships and innovation means. We need a tolerance for different points of view and communication techniques, jargon that comes with it. Yet, today’s group proved that it is possible to establish the initial level of trust and the openness needed for the acceptance and launch of new concepts, views. Only that can lead to understanding of the true implications and meanings of innovation and innovation systems. Academia, business, the state agency, drivers for the growth of local community and media were able to develop the initial ground and common understanding needed for the sustainable development of innovation ecosystem. I am sure, we'll all try to do our best to gain over and over again new experiences and perspectives for effective value creation. These 3 projects will give us a perfect ground for the manifestation of our views and concepts. It is just so rewarding to be part of such a project. Thanks to the team, especially to RCL who's organization of the event was perfect.

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