Sunday, February 11, 2007

The first patterns on innovation ecosystems started to come out

The class on Innovation management and innovative management (IMIM) at DOBA University is over. What a great experience. Classical study and e-learning. Over 200 students all-together. We covered the internal and external forces that have an impact on innovative ecosystem (including the Innovation journalism as one of the latest tools for sustainable innovation growth), the role and competences of IMIM, and the elements of innovation process, including the final project that has to include all phases of innovation process resulting into an innovative product or service. Students really surprised me with the enthusiasm and the level of commitment they put into their projects to practice the innovative process. I have to make a step forward in that part of the curse and allow broader audience to be part of the final presentation.
This experience just reinforced my believes that for a successful innovation ecosystem we need a critical mass of people that actively participate in the innovation process, possibly in cross-functional teams, an open energy field and a broad scope of knowledge. I have now hands-on experiences on a local community level, in a corporate environment and in academic environment, and the first patterns of innovation ecosystems started to come out…. This blog will have much more to offer in the future…