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Open by Default 2012 @ DTU

Last Thursday, alongside Mikael Elbæk and Ivo Grigorov, I co-organised  the first “Open by Default” event at DTU. The event was a great experience where we shared with a group of PhDs the ins and outs of openness in academia (and science in general). Some of the things we talked about included: […]

Networked Engineering Design Projects – PhD Presentation

As it happens with PhD projects some ideas evolve, others simply change and to keep sufficient focus quite a few are discarded. In order to update the current PhD status please find below a short description and the last slides presented at an internal seminar in my research group at DTU […]

Towards describing co-design by the integration of Engineering Design and Technology and Innovation Management

Last August the 22nd I presented this paper at the conference NordDesign 2012 in Aalborg. It was a great experience and my first academic conference on Engineering Design in the context of my PhD. The idea of this paper was to have the opportunity to explore more in depth the […]

Mapping industrial networks as an approach to identify inter-organisational collaborative potential (working paper)

Thinking about how to bring learnings from collaborative innovation networks to the space of collaborative product development, I thought that mapping industrial cluster using social network analysis could help to identify inter-organisational collaborative potential. Below I share an early version of the map  as an example of this approach, the abstract of […]

Doctoral Research about Collaborative Product Development

Alongside Anja Maier, my research supervisor at DTU Management Engineering, we started 4 months ago an exciting 3 years journey that I hope will bring interesting new material to this site. The aim is to better understand the process of collaborative product development through the lenses of engineering design, all of these contextualised in […]

CRECOS 2010 Helsinki – Seminar on Creative and COmplex DeSign

Last week I was invited to present at a very interesting seminar on Creative and COmplex DeSign (CRECOS 2010) at Aalto University in Helsinki. The experience was a great opportunity to share my research and test some of its assumptions. Below I leave my slides (without the videos) and some pictures from […]

Technology and Knowledge Transfer Under the Open Innovation Paradigm

This work explores the issues and possibilities that technology and knowledge transfer faces under the open innovation paradigm. As a result of the research, some traditional models have been updated to consider relevant academic and technical developments from the last 10 years.

Concept-Knowledge (C-K) Design Theory Explained

In this great video “Designing the unknown”, the SIG Design Theory group explains in simple and graphic terms the C-K design theory. This will be part of their presentation at the Shanghai Fair in the Rhône-Alpes Pavillon. The video (of just 13 min) is highly recommended for anybody wanting to […]

NESTA’s Innovation Hub

This paper presents a description and analysis of the publicly visible networks of the UK National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA). A set of specific theories pertaining to the field of innovation in networks and advance network visualization tools, is used to help in the understanding of how NESTA has transformed itself into one of the most important British Innovation Hubs.

The Power of Open in Science

This is a presentation I gave in the Chevening Forum 2010 about the power of open in science. It was structured as a call for action to scientists and researchers in general, to promote collaboration, open data and a new way of understanding the creation, diffusion and transfer of knowledge.

Internet, Britain and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

This article is part of an open conversation and a reply to Rt Hon David Miliband‘s post about “Foreign policy and the internet” published in one of the FCO´s Blogs. Communication, collaboration, coordination, congregation; These four C’s are what makes the internet of strategic importance for the Foreign and Commonwealth […]

The Mobile Telephone as an Innovation Network

Abstract: From its early beginnings in a 1908 U.S. Patent, the mobile telephone has reshaped human communications and provided rich new platforms for innovation, which go way beyond classic synchronous audio communication. This paper explores the role of the mobile telephone as an innovation network, its challenges and future opportunities. […]

Knowledge Management Oxymoron’s, Introducing Human Factors to Bring Theory to Practice

Abstract: This paper explores the issues surrounding knowledge management (KM) implementations, having particular focus on the integration of human factors into the practice of KM. The hypothesis is that KM fails to deliver its full potential to businesses because of an excessive reliance on technical information tools and little recognition […]

Procter & Gamble’s Connect and Develop

Connect and Develop, P&G’s big stake in open innovation Abstract: This report explores P&G’s “Connect and Develop” open innovation initiative. Its focus is to analyse this innovation strategy in the context of the formal academic theory, other P&G’s programmes and the company situation. Its objective is to understand the impacts, […]

Product Design and Development 2.0 Applied C-K theory [to innovate in a digital age]

The purpose of this paper is to discuss some applied implications of the Concept-Knowledge Theory (C-K Theory) introduced by Armand Hatchuel and Benoît Weil in their 2003 paper. This analysis is required because in a new information age; where powerful IT tools provide the means to work in multiuser collaborative virtual spaces, and where advanced automated semantical indexing engines allow the knowledge to be more readily available than ever, the implications for a design theory of these characteristics is deep since the concepts as well as the knowledge can be accelerated and reinforced. But this can only happens if the right tools are applied understanding the nature of the underling process that dominates creativity and innovation in human endeavours.

Some of the tools and theories that will be explored here to understand the potential links and interactions with C-K theory are: Web 2.0 collaboration tools, computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), knowledge management and Henry W Chesbrough´s Open Innovation model.