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:
- To-day’s needs for startups – from Fast Company (10/2/2019) - Fast Company’s recent ‘quick read’ on ‘risk modifications’ (though US oriented) only goes to underline the need in the UK for regimes of support for mature people to take up entrepreneurship.‘The startup world sees its participants as either potential unicorns … Continue reading
- What makes for effective nurseries for young businesses (9/18/2019) - A US-based charity is funded by the UK government to explore how well they are working in Africa – a project which touches all sorts of issues and contains advice for all Entrepreneur Programme managers. Funded by the UK Department … Continue reading
- A local authority aims to be a beacon of innovation and growth (7/3/2019) - Innovation in a local authority: a London borough develops partnerships for growth Hammersmith and Fulham Council begins to see its strategy taking shape for becoming ‘a beacon of innovation and growth’. The Council aims to turn the borough into ‘West … Continue reading