Teaching and Coaching Innovation Workshop

Led by John Bessant & Anna Trifilova – Potsdam (Berlin) – 29/30 September 2014

The ISPIM ‘Teaching & Coaching Innovation’ Special Interest Group is offering a workshop to address the growing demand for mastering teaching and coaching capabilities in the innovation management field. Teachers, trainers, lecturers and facilitators will learn how  to make the teaching & learning processes of innovation management interactive, engaging, motivating, illustrative, efficient and appropriate for today’s students and to altogether perform it differently. 



November 24th 2014 | Vienna | Austria

Innovation is a laboratory for applied creativity where development of innovative projects and exploration of new directions in different disciplines are dynamically perceived. Innovation enables a more conscious perception of place and its characteristics; it is an experimental space in which design methods can be used to examine and interrogate ideas, forms, structures, dreams and visions. Innovation is about transgressing boundaries of multiple disciplines in view of developing novelties or improving existing offerings, methods and processes while taking into account numerous dimensions and angles. It is also about opening new perspectives on the world of tomorrow. Innovation is also a state of mind, which has to be nurtured and cultivated. The successful ability to innovate requires a multidisciplinary attitude towards understanding, designing and implementing an overarching innovation strategy. 

Mobilising Universities for Smart Specialisation: 20th June 2014

Mobilising Universities for Smart Specialisation
20th June 2014, Brussels, Belgium
The S3 Platform together with DG REGIO and the European University Association is convening a high level conference on the role of universities in smart specialisation in Brussels. The agenda includes four cases studies of university-regional partnerships in the development of Smart Specialisation Strategies, as well as presentations on EU support by the Director Generals for Regional Policy, Research and Education.