Innovations are the source of economic wealth. Their creation requires creativity, courage, perseverance and stamina. Behind all innovations there are people – and as such innovations are difficult to control.
However, the framework conditions for the origination of innovations can be shaped. Methods and structures can be prepared, which make it possible to facilitate innovation potential. For large companies a great deal has already been done on this, but small and medium-sized firms are also seeing increasing support. However it is the research institutions – universities, third-level colleges and non-university research institutes – that are the true breeding grounds for innovation. Here too we are seeing, still and always, a real need to professionalise innovation and transfer management.
In order to utilise leverage effects, the implementation performed by G&K therefore starts with three mutually complementary fields of activity:
- Innovation ability
- Knowledge transfer from humanities and social sciences, arts and culture
- Transfer methodologies