Knowledge Innovation Summit welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner

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Knowledge Innovation Summit welcomes Haptic.ro as Media Partner. The event takes place on Jun 5, 2018, at Eindhoven University of Technology.

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Innovation and entrepreneurship at universities of applied sciences translating disruptive technologies into practical applications – Presented by Ingrid Wakkee, Hogeschool van Amsterdam

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Innovation and entrepreneurship at universities of applied sciences translating disruptive technologies into practical applications – Presented by Ingrid Wakkee, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, at the Knowledge Innovation Summit, which takes place on Jun 5, 2018, at Eindhoven University of Technology.

This presentation will address the role of universities of applied sciences in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. It will discuss the nature of knowledge produced at the HEIs and argue how this knowledge lead to novel opportunities to be pursued by the various stakeholders such as students, staff members and local smes. Specifically we will go into issues related to technology readiness, time-to-market, startup capital requirements and network needs. Implications for both entrepreneurship education and support will be addressed. Continue reading “Innovation and entrepreneurship at universities of applied sciences translating disruptive technologies into practical applications – Presented by Ingrid Wakkee, Hogeschool van Amsterdam”

Biomimicry: innovation and sustainability for SMEs – Presented by Mauro Gallo, Aeres Wageningen

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Biomimicry: innovation and sustainability for SMEs – Presented by Mauro Gallo, Aeres Wageningen, at the Knowledge Innovation Summit, which takes place on Jun 5, 2018, at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Biomimicry is a new emerging discipline consisting of emulating natural forms, processes, and ecosystem to make more sustainable design. This presentation shows the challenges associated to the bio-inspired design and strategies necessary to bring this design methodology out of the academic world. Moreover, some examples demonstrate how biomimicry, as design tool, can help SMEs becoming more innovative in the context of sustainable development. Continue reading “Biomimicry: innovation and sustainability for SMEs – Presented by Mauro Gallo, Aeres Wageningen”

Massimiliano Dragoni, European Commission, will speak at Knowledge Innovation Summit

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Massimiliano Dragoni, European Commission, will speak at Knowledge Innovation Summit

The European Commission Framework program, Horizon 2020 actively supports SMEs by providing both direct financial support, and indirect support to increase their innovation capacity.

‘Innovation in SMEs’ aims at creating a bridge between research, development and innovation projects and the creation of a favourable ecosystem for Startup, SME innovation and growth. The objective of ‘Innovation in SMEs’ is to optimise the Research, Development & Innovation environment for SMEs, including through the establishment of new entrepreneurship and facilitating a range of support services, with the aim of strengthening the innovation capacity of SMEs and creating value on the market and to society, thus underpinning the Europe2020 strategy for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth. Continue reading “Massimiliano Dragoni, European Commission, will speak at Knowledge Innovation Summit”

Anchoring Innovation: A Humanities View on Innovation – Presented by André Lardinois, OIKOS

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Anchoring Innovation: A Humanities View on Innovation – Presented by André Lardinois, OIKOS, at the Knowledge Innovation Summit, which takes place on Jun 5, 2018, at Eindhoven University of Technology.

In this paper I will present the first results of a research programme on innovation processes in Antiquity, which is conducted by a large group of Classicists in the Netherlands through a Gravitation Grant, awarded in 2017.

Our contention is that the past can offer valuable insights in the success or failures of innovations, also in present day society. One thing the past teaches us is that an important condition for the success of an innovation is that people can perceive a meaningful coherence between the newly invented and the old.

Innovators, in other words, should not only emphasize what is new about their products, but also on how it relates to what people already are familiar with. This process we call the “anchoring” of an innovation.

I will further argue that innovation is not restricted to technology, but also extends to such domains as politics, religion, literature and art, in which similar processes of “anchoring” can be found. Continue reading “Anchoring Innovation: A Humanities View on Innovation – Presented by André Lardinois, OIKOS”

Brilliant Failures: fast lane for Innovation – Presented by Paul Iske, Institute of Brilliant Failures

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Brilliant Failures: fast lane for Innovation – Presented by Paul Iske, Institute of Brilliant Failures, at the Knowledge Innovation Summit, which takes place on Jun 5, 2018, at Eindhoven University of Technology.

In his presentation, Paul Iske will talk about the importance of innovation in eco-systems. How can new combinations lead to new opportunities? How do we create the right environment for collaboration and innovation? Innovation means exploration and exploitation of new ideas. Some of them might work, some might not. Paul will introduce the Institute of Brilliant Failures to stress the importance of (joint) experiments and the need to accept risk and learn from experiences with projects that didn’t produce the results people were aiming for. Continue reading “Brilliant Failures: fast lane for Innovation – Presented by Paul Iske, Institute of Brilliant Failures”

Exponential Academy, inspiring and activating SMEs – Presented by An Cosaert, Antwerp Management School

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Exponential Academy, inspiring and activating SMEs – Presented by An Cosaert, Antwerp Management School, at the Knowledge Innovation Summit, which takes place on Jun 5, 2018, at Eindhoven University of Technology.

We are living in an exponential age. Technology is developing at an exponential speed and new business models are activated daily. It has never been more challenging for smes to follow the trends and keep up with the rate of change.

So how do you activate smes to experiment with new technologies and new business models and learn them how to think exponentially.

Exponential Academy is a project by POM West-Vlaanderen, TUA West en Antwerp Management School that aims to inspire and activate smes, with emphasis on the maker industry, towards an exponential future. Continue reading “Exponential Academy, inspiring and activating SMEs – Presented by An Cosaert, Antwerp Management School”

Reality 2.0 – Innovation is no longer just for laboratories

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Innovation is no longer just for laboratories. Many revolutionary products are emerging from the proverbial garage, developed by young inventors whose enthusiasm far exceeds their budgets.

This phenomenon has taken corporate giants by surprise, often leaving them with no solution other than to buy up these competitors who have emerged from nowhere. Last March, for example, Facebook paid $2 billion for Oculus Rift, a manufacturer of virtual-reality glasses.

This shake-up is part and parcel of the “makers” movement, which has redefined the idea of do-it-yourself. Once just a hobby, DIY is now a community activity on a global scale. Continue reading “Reality 2.0 – Innovation is no longer just for laboratories”

EU research and innovation programmes are turning science into growth

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The European Commission assigned a group of experts led by former WTO director-general Pascal Lamy to evaluate the impact of Horizon 2020, its 8th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. In this column, Lamy summarises his conclusions and recommendations.

When we look at Europe’s “global market share” for science and innovation,  there is a conspicuous disconnect. With only 7% of the world’s population, Europe produces 25% of the new knowledge in science. In innovation, even if the yardsticks are less precise, we clearly do not hold the 20% market share that should be ours. Indicators such as the small number of unicorns on the Continent confirm that we’ve fallen behind. Continue reading “EU research and innovation programmes are turning science into growth”