Title: International Innovation Labs: An innovation meeting ground between SMEs and business schools
Authors: Van Goolen, Robrecht
Evers, Hilde
Lammens, Christel
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Host Document: Procedia Economics and Finance vol:12 pages:184-190
Conference: Enterprise and the competitive environment location:Brno date:6-7 March 2014
Abstract: The EU lags behind in innovation compared to other major world economies due to, amongst others, lower levels of investment in innovation and an insufficient use of communication technologies. SMEs find it difficult to fully exploit the business potential of the scientific and technological advances made by research and education institutes. International Innovation Labs are conceived as a collaborative meeting ground between SMEs and business schools with a twofold objective: (i) to stimulate business model innovation in SMEs; (ii) to develop a systematic approach for innovation processes, adjusted to their limited financial and marketing resources. The knowledge acquired from the case-based approach was used to create an innovation manual with a practical roadmap to innovation within SMEs. Special attention is given to create an open innovation culture within businesses.
ISSN: 0148-2963
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Department of Business and Management Studies - UC Leuven
Department of Marketing and Organisation Studies (MO), Leuven - miscellaneous

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