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Perspectives on Inclusive and Responsible Innovation

  • 1.  Perspectives on Inclusive and Responsible Innovation

    Posted 08-02-2023 07:42

    We cordially invite you to our PDW at the AOM Meeting in Boston, Friday August 04, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at Hynes, Room 204

    Making technology and innovation more inclusive is essential in the face of the current global challenges in the context of sustainable development. Responsible Innovation addresses ethics, emerging technologies research and innovation governance. Both, inclusive and responsible innovation paradigms, respond to overarching societal challenges, involve multiple stakeholders in innovation processes, and are therefore a promising way for organizations to contribute to the betterment of society. As an outcome of the substantial discourse in several scientific communities, a broad diversity of perspectives on, and tools for inclusive and responsible innovation exist, without a clear overarching framework or toolbox.

    This PDW will take a first step in systematizing these tools by presenting the basics, principles and benefits of inclusive and responsible innovation, by providing an overview of different tools as well as insights into challenges and benefits of their usage. In particular, it will cover open innovation, co-creation, design thinking, life-hacks, frugal innovation, and specific tools, e.g. for involving blind and visually impaired people in innovation processes.

    The PDW creates common ground through the perspectives of open and collaborative innovation and inclusive and responsible innovation, as seven presenters will share practical experiences with specific tools. The second half of the PDW will be dedicated to roundtable discussions with the presenters and organizers and will allow the participants to discuss and experience selected tools themselves.

    If you would like to attend this PDW please register this WhatsApp Group so that we can exchange background information before and after the AOM meeting: https://chat.whatsapp.com/KTW9Bmi3FVk854MZsEVHN3


    Marcel Bogers is a Full Professor of Open & Collaborative Innovation at Eindhoven University of Technology.  His main interests center on open and collaborative innovation, which he has studied across different levels of analysis. Marcel will provide a short input on benefits and challenges of open and collaborative innovation.

    André Martinuzzi is the founding director of the Institute for Managing Sustainability and expert in the fields of corporate sustainability, responsible innovation and circular economy. Andre will give an introduction into the principles of responsible innovation and will provide a convincing business case for implementing it..

    Svetlana Ivanova is teaching and research associate at the Institute for Managing Sustainability and was was managing a community of experts on Responsible Innovation for two years. She will present a catalogue of quality criteria for co-creation processes based on the experiences with more than 20 innovation workshops.

    Payal Kumar is Principal Academic Advisor at the Indian School of Hospitality and the South Asian ambassador for Academy of Management Discoveries Journal and Emerald Publisher Brand Ambassador. She will present Jugaad, a non-conventional frugal innovation method using skill and imagination to find easy solutions using cheap, basic items

    Anja Grüll is a teaching and research associate at the Institute for Managing Sustainability  and specialized on circular economy. In the course of the EU project www.LIVING-INNOVATION.net she co-developed a toolbox for the inclusion of blind and visually impaired participants in innovation projects together with the SIEMENS Accessability Competence Center which she will present.

    Svenja Damberg is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM). Her research is focusing on the intersection of sustainability and innovation management. She will will present tools for frugal innovation together with Rajnish Tiwari.

    Rajnish Tiwari is Professor of Business Administration and Global Innovation at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Fresenius; HSF) in Hamburg. Recently, Rajnish was part of an ERASMUS+ project ("VISION") which investigated the role of digital transformation to promote creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship  and combined these insights with development of frugal solutions. 

    Andre Martinuzzi
    Associate Professor
    Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna)
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