Are there magic potions for turning ideas into innovations?
In a world increasingly pre-occupied by innovation, research is giving way to experimentation. The ‘test of time’ is less easy to apply: by the moment when time may reveal its conclusions, something new will have replaced what we were testing. Thus the concept of Action Learning is becoming increasingly relevant – trying something out and learning from how it went; and with it so is ‘process’ – how we do what we do. This site is all about sharing experience and the turning of ideas into innovations.
Material on the site is divided into five overlapping areas – each of these leads to separate sections of the site which provide material, information, and contacts.
- Early-stage ventures – Incubators, science parks, angel groups and accelerators
- Larger organisations – open innovation, managing innovation, delivering innovation
- Academia – startup spaces, spinouts, collaboration, outreach
- Supportership – champions, mentoring, coaching, facilitating, learning
- Opportunities – IT, Creative Industries, Life Sciences, Hi-value manufacturing
Most recent material published:
- The UK’s only hardware focused Accelerator (and Incubator) is growing (12/5/2019) - The Central Research Laboratory (CRL), the first and leading hardware product focused accelerator in the UK, revealed plans at its Demo Day on 26 November to create five Innovation Hubs over the next five years, under a new brand ‘Plus … Continue reading
- KCL’s Accelerator breaks new ground (11/13/2019) - Kings’s College London’s (KCL) late start with Startups has enabled it to define its role and shape its offering, yet also to experiment with initiatives, and look into the future. Its 12-month annual Accelerator is unusual in several respects: firstly … Continue reading
- It’s Horses for Courses for success with Incubators and Accelerators (10/30/2019) - Its horses for courses is the message in Nesta’s recent report about Incubators and Accelerators and their success. Nesta’s just published report on Incubators and Accelerators was primarily about their economic value and therefore the merits of government support. The … Continue reading