ISPIM Connects Ottawa: Innovation for Local and Global Impact

Date : 07 April, 2019 until 10 April, 2019
Venue : Delta Ottawa City Center, Lyon Street North, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Organised by : ISPIM – International Society for Professional Innovation Management

Reload your creativity for 2019

I read a very interesting post of Brainzooming about creative thinking that I want to share with you, especially, since I, you and probably the most of us are setting the 2019 goals if it is not already established!

Are you ready ? Have you asked the 7 questions below?

1. What are the boldest moves I can imagine challenging ourselves with in 2019? (Are they bold ENOUGH? Just checking.)

2. If I’m always working with the same people, what can I do each day to increase the diversity of individuals I interact with to stimulate new thinking?

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3. What can we do to reduce by 1/3 or 1/2 the list of projects and activities that seem important but are genuinely blocking greater future success?


4. What’s stopping us from asking for favors and help from people that we have no business trying to talk to?

5. How can I better address a big problem by undoing the problem instead of putting another fix on a previous fix?

6. What scary and risky things did we say Yes to in 2018?

Which ones do we need to say Yes to in 2019?

7. If I wrote the year-end recap for 2019 right now, what dramatic expectations would it point to that we need to address this year?

Future of Open Innovation Practices Day

The Future of Open Innovation Practices Day.

Date : February 13th 2019

Venue : in Cambridge, UK.

Organised by : Science2Society

This full day of interactive workshops and talks will showcase tangible mechanisms for facilitating stakeholder interaction to ensure science’s impact on society and the markets.

Expect valuable insights from both Academia and Industry, with keynote speeches from Dr John C Taylor, Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Dr. Tim Minshall, and RICARDO’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Neville Jackson.

What is Innovation and Innovation management ?

How we can define innovation ?

Innovation is “The act of introducing a new device (such smartphone, motor bike), method ( such a way of assembling cars, new business process or a new way of making money) or material for application to commercial or practical objectives”  as defined by (Schilling, 2013).


What about innovation management?

Therefore, Innovation management is about how organizations and their employees manage their innovation activities. It includes :

  • Formulating an innovation strategy,
  • Insuring that employees can be creative and come up with new ideas,
  • Managing execution of innovation projects (What, Who , Risks …).