iAi Bochum - Innovation as the Driving Force for Economic Growth

Innovation has become the most frequently used catchphrase at the corporate, organisational and political level. As a driving force for economic growth and employment, a high importance is ascribed to innovation. This, however, was not always the case. When the IAI started their work at the beginning of the 1980s, innovation was considered to be something rather suspect.

Still under the impression of stable growth periods, the focus was put on optimising the status quo. The willingness for innovation grows, at least ostensibly, only with the increasing pressure to change. But innovations do not just fall from the sky and their realisation is by no means automatic. Numerous misjudgements concerning new product ideas, the diffusion of new technology, the consequences of regulations mark the lack of understanding for the problems of development and realisation of innovations.

This is where the work of the IAI comes in.

iAi Bochum Institute for Applied Innovation Research e.V. · Chairman Prof. Dr. Bernd Kriegesmann
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Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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