18-22 October 2021
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Innovation Management in EGI Federation

19 Oct 2021, 14:00
go.egi.eu/egi2021-2 (Zoom Room 2)


Zoom Room 2

Presentation long (25 mins) Innovating Services Together - Presentations


Smitesh Jain (EGI.eu)


Everybody talks about Innovation.. but what does it really mean? Everybody has a definition for innovation and quite often there is no commonality between these varied definitions. So it becomes even more difficult to put into practice Innovation Management which is the systematic promotion of innovations in organizations through planning, organization, management and control. To make it more difficult it becomes even more complicated with the scope of activities under Innovation Management which ranges from trend scouting to idea generation and all the way to IPR management.
The main objective of this session is to try to remove the fuzziness and messiness that surrounds Innovation Management and its implementation in a federated environment. The session will begin with delineating the differences between Innovation Management in collaborative projects and Innovation Management in an organization. The presentation will then discuss the practicalities of how the EGI Foundation is implementing Innovation Management. It will also discuss how the concept of Open Innovation will be exploited to involve the EGI community in the Innovation Management process. The presentation will also share learnings and best practices in implementing an Innovation Management process.
The session aims to increase the collaboration between the wider EGI community by discussing the approach of open innovation. By sharing best practices the session also provides inspiration and key learnings for participants to implement or improve their Innovation Management process.

Speaker bio:
Smitesh joined EGI Foundation in April 2021 as Innovation Management Specialist in the Strategy and Innovation Team. He has a MSc. in Management of Technology from the Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands. Smitesh is working on developing and evolving Innovation Management processes and systems at EGI alongside managing innovation in ongoing projects. Smitesh is a certified Design Thinking trainer and Lego Serious Play facilitator.

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