Managing innovation - creating value from ideas

Learning to manage innovation - a glimpse into the future

July 30, 2021 john
Managing innovation - creating value from ideas
Learning to manage innovation - a glimpse into the future
Show Notes


We need innovation more than ever. But we also need to be able to make it happen effectively, to be able to repeat the trick.  There’s too much at stake to trust to luck; we need to learn to manage the process.  Which puts a premium on thinking about  how we approach supporting the learning of these life skills for the future.  How can we enable different learners in different contexts to master the craft of innovation?  

In this situation having a picture of the future and the ways in which we can help people master the craft of innovation becomes rather important.  Not least because the future has yet to happen; the better we understand and explore it the more we can can identify desirable scenarios and then ‘back-cast’ from them, roadmapping our way to relevant policy and practices which we can introduce today.

That's the thinking behind the VISION project - a ‘Knowledge Alliance project within the EU’s Erasmus Plus scheme.  Using an integrated and proven suite of tools for systematically exploring the future the VISION team engaged with over 120 stakeholders, built a variety of scenarios and explored them in depth through workshops, webinars and other tools to create a detailed picture of the emerging challenges and opportunities in this space of learning facilitation around innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

This podcast is the first in a series which explores the landscape around learning to manage innovation in the future and shares some fo the insights from the research.

You can find out more about the VISION project here

And read the transcript of this podcast here

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission, Project Number: 612537-EPP-1-2019-1-SI-EPPKA2-KA. This podcast reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.