Funding innovation – a broken cycle?

Without a doubt, Clayton Christensen is one of the most prolific thinkers, scholars, and writers on innovation. He is probably best known for having coined the term “disruptive innovation”, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. To get a deeper appreciation of his thinking, I’d encourage you to watch the Clarendon Lecture he gave […]

Knowledge and the economy

Subtitle: Collaboration in innovation – A love-hate relationship Any endeavour that exceeds the skills and resources of an individual or that entails significant uncertainty and risk benefits from collaboration. At the same time, we have a very human inclination to share only the risk, while retaining the benefits for ourselves. This desire for selective sharing […]

An innovation system … kind of …

Over the past two months, I’ve developed my ideas about the innovation landscape, the protagonists playing the main roles in innovation, and their interactions that range from competition to cooperation. Taken together, these ideas describe all elements of an innovation system and its context: a system that produces and delivers the innovation that is needed, […]

Competition or cooperation ??

In a previous post, I have discussed the characteristic roles of three innovation protagonists: societies, organisations, and entrepreneurs. Each have their strengths and weaknesses. And all of them interact with one another. But how do those interactions work? More like competition? More like cooperation? Let’s find out and investigate the different actions they might take […]

The innovation protagonists

If the innovation landscape is setting the stage for innovation to occur, you may well ask for the main cast: who are the innovation protagonists? I’ve indicated some of my thinking in the recent walk across that landscape, but I feel the need to be more specific about the roles that institutions, organisations, and entrepreneurs play. […]