Launches Partnership with THNK School of Creative Leadership

The THNK School of Creative Leadership and (IM) are proud to announce a partnership. THNK, based out of Amsterdam, with presence in Shanghai, Vancouver and Lisbon, is a rapidly expanding school for creative leaders that seek innovative solutions to large societal challenges. The partnership will bring increased accessibility of best practice and advance knowledge within the field of innovation management to meet the growing demands of more knowledge within this expanding discipline worldwide.

The last ten years has seen a growing need for knowledge within the field of innovation management. In parallel, a growing number of services and solutions has been offered to help increase innovation capabilities within organizations. Both THNK and IM have during a number of years supported innovation practitioners and executives with both knowledge and tools.

We are very pleased to announce this partnership for many reasons, says Jesper Langebro, Managing Director of, — we will be able to bring even more knowledge and best practice to our audiences including resources from the THNK faculty and associated partners. These will also be distributed via our newsletter, thus reaching a worldwide audience of professionals seeking to increase innovation capabilities.

Looking for pilot participants for a new online collaborative platform

THNK IM OPEN is an online collaboration platform for experienced innovation managers who want to learn revealing new insights on innovation best practices by actively engaging with peers. Howard Yu (strategy and innovation management professor at IMD) and Menno van Dijk (former Director McKinsey, cofounder and MD THNK) will moderate the online discussions and synthesize outcomes to share the most revealing and surprising insights with all.

If you are interested in learning more and to participate in the pilot phase (running from June 26 – July 10) of this exiting new platform, please visit the THNK IM OPEN page.

About THNK

THNK is a school for creative leaders that seek innovative solutions to large societal challenges. It is based in Amsterdam, with locations in Vancouver and Lisbon, and rapidly expanding. The 18-month course gathers participants from all over the world and backgrounds, and gives them the key tools to accelerate their personal projects in the fields of corporate, private, public and social sectors.

Dubbed by Stanford University as “the future of higher education”, THNK stands for creativity, business model innovation, and entrepreneurship for social impact. While a ‘B-school’ professionalizes management and a ‘D-school’ does the same for product design, the THNK ‘C-school’ applies creativity for positive change at scale.

THNK develops content that explores all subjects relevant to the creative leader: from societal transitions and personal mastery, to disruptive technologies and enterprise acceleration. The collaboration presents new opportunities to make true impact for the readers and subscribers of in this exciting new partnership.


As one of the first online and independent knowledge providers in the field of innovation management, (IM) works with a large number of organizations to answer the question: “how can we improve our innovation capabilities?” IM are advisers and solution providers for a number of clients, including: Ericsson, Cognizant, BNP Paribas, EY, Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd., Weatherchem Corp, PCCW Global, etc.

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