The need for innovation management

Innovation is an investment in the future well-being. The results of efforts made today may not be visible tomorrow. But equally, any failure now will cost us dearly in the future.

The European Union, and they are not the only ones, considers innovation as a key issue, in order to maintain the European competitiveness in the global market. It´s a fact that many European countries are good at inventing things, but not equally good at commercializing these good ideas.

That is why we need more knowledge that helps us manage our innovations i. e how to work with the innovation process in a structured way from start to finish. The target is to generate knowledge and translate such knowledge into economic and social value and growth.

Starting this fall InnovationManagement.se will become a knowledge broker within the field of innovation management. Our value proposition is to offer high quality in-depth knowledge and best practice from international companies in an easy to get and accessible way.

By packaging the knowledge in a specific format, IM-articles, we make it possible for the reader not just to gain more insight and knowledge, but also to learn how to he or she can use this knowledge in his own organization to create more value and growth.

The reactions we have met when presenting this new concept have been very favorable, something that has given us a lot of energy to develop it further. This current issue of InnovationManagement.se will therefore be the last one in the old format, albeit in English. Next time, we will present a different look and structure.

To improve the hit-rate when developing our new concept, we need your help. So please, if you have any thoughts or ideas you are very welcome to get in touch.

We are also collaborating with a design anthropologist in this and are looking for companies who would be interested in participating in this study of the needs of our future readers. Should you be interested in participating, we require 1-2 hours of your time, please get in touch with us for more information.

Karin Wall
Chief Editor

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