Monday, April 12, 2010

workshop invitation: Creativity & Innovation

Creativity and Innovation: Old wine in new bottles or two discourses?
A key issue currently relates creativity and design with innovation. This workshop will focus upon what creativity means in the context of innovation and whether and how these are separate discourses – or on the contrary, can gain more from each other.

Friday April 23 at 13:00 to 16:00 h - Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Biotech House Seminar room (5th floor), Arvid Wallgrens Backe 20, Göteborg.


13:00-13:10 Opening

13:10-14:00 Presentations on Creativity and Innovation:

Klaasjan Visscher, editor of ‘Creativity and Innovation Management’
Eighteen years of Creativity and Innovation Management; Analysis of a journal

Chrissie Tiller, expert on the intersections of arts, culture, education & business
Reclaiming Creativity

Otto von Busch, design researcher, haute couture heretic & DIY-demagogue
Hacking Innovation: A Non-linear Approach to Creativity

***read more about the speakers below

14:00-15:00 World Café on Creativity and Innovation,
Interactive workshop led by chaos pilot Rikard Jönsson

15:00-15:15 Break

15:15-16:00 Panel discussion moderated by Patrik Ström. Participants: Otto von Busch, Rikard Jönsson, Maureen McKelvey, Chrissie Tiller, Klaasjan Visscher.

16:00 Closing

16:00 - Informal get-together and refreshments.

Dr. Otto von Busch is an haute couture heretic, DIY-demagogue and artistic researcher in fashion design. In his research, he explores how fashion design and production can be reverse engineered, hacked, tuned and shared among many participants as a form of social activism. He is a researcher at the Business and Design Lab, School of Design and Craft, University of Gothenburg.

Rikard Jönsson is the CEO of Haptikat AB, a Malmö-based communication and interaction design company with the aim to affect all our senses. Being both trained in coaching and NLP, Rikard is also a chaos pilot with a three year education in creative project and process leading. Besides the challenge of inventing a new business area with his company, Rikard is furthermore the ambassador for the creative presentation format Pecha Kucha Malmö and organizer of TEDxÖresund. Rikard recently started contributing for magazines such as MacWorld.

Prof. Maureen McKelvey is hosting this seminar at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is professor in industrial economy at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Earlier, she has held several positions at Chalmers as well as being guest researcher at SCANCOR, Stanford University, and ”Innovator-in-Residence” at University of Queensland. McKelvey is internationally renowned for her research on innovation processes and the interaction of different actors within them.

Dr. Patrik Ström, Associate Professor and the "Staffan Helmfrid Pro Futura Fellow" at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, and the Department of Human and Economic Geography, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Ström holds a PhD in Business Administration and an Econ. Dr. in Economic Geography. His research focuses on the internationalization and development of the East Asian service economy.

Chrissie Tiller works as a facilitator, trainer, enabler, mentor, provoker and shaper in arts and culture, higher education and business. She is Course Director of the MA Artists in Society at Goldsmiths College, London University, as well as running her independent consultancy firm forming creativity programmes for the government and for international companies. She writes extensively on the subject of the arts and culture, and is an important voice in the Creative Industries debate.

Dr. Klaasjan Visscher is assistant professor at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He lectures on organization theory, innovation management, and design methodology. His research focuses on the design and evolution of innovating organizations. He has written several articles for professional and academic journals. Since 2008, Klaasjan Visscher is editor of Creativity and Innovation Management.

PLEASE REGISTER by the 19th of April with subject “Creativity and Innovation Seminar” to

We hope to see you there!

Best regards from the organizing team,
Evelina Wahlqvist, Rick Middel & Johan Brink

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