How innovation policy can embrace novelty …

Innovation policy is a complex composition of policies that influence the innovation capacity and success of a society, that shape a society’s innovation fitness. This set of policies usually does not cover the entire innovation landscape, but leaves the fringes of the landscape unattended. In a subsequent post, I’ll take a look at the area of known […]

The bounds of the wicked quadrant …

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been roaming the innovation landscape to get a better view of the boundaries that divide the landscape into four quadrants. I started in the second quadrant (research) and through the third (disruptive), before I visited the first quadrant (business as usual). This short series is coming to an end in the most […]

Why business as usual stays within the boundaries …

The boundaries in the innovation landscape separate the known from the unknown, they divide the landscape into quadrants of different levels of certainty. Unlike the research quadrant and the disruptive quadrant, which both have known and an unknown facet, the first quadrant (business as usual) is framed by known problems and known ideas. In this part […]

On international collaboration

How one plus one can be greater than two. Globalisation is the evolving background and increasingly becomes the driving factor for many of our considerations and actions; and science, technology, and innovation are no exceptions to this trend. While globalisation certainly poses a number of significant challenges to us, both as individuals and as societies, I’d like […]

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 […]