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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:

  • No institutional support for startups and scaleups (1/17/2018) - No institutional support for startups and scaleups The CEO of the Art Fund complains that there is no support system for one of the oldest of functions – museum curators; neither is there in the newest of fields – the … Continue reading
  • Showing how links work (1/17/2018) - When writing about supportership, it’s worthwhile lookimg at this post on what the BBC does.
  • The Future of Work is arriving (1/15/2018) - The Future of Work is arriving All sorts of programmes are in the wind designed to facilitate startups and scaleups in particular. PwC and Swiftscale have just completed a 12 week accelerator programme entitled The Future of Work – for a … Continue reading

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