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Virtual Workshop | Crisis-driven innovation: Lessons from the humanitarian innovation world

This is a bi-weekly webinar series, to help you come up with an innovative solution for your business problem caused by the pandemic.

About this Event
There’s a paradox in the world of innovation management. We’re used to thinking that innovation is about careful use of resources, channelling R&D spending, skilled people, good facilities and a well-organized knowledge base to continue to create value from ideas. Yet there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that sometimes it’s precisely the lack of resources, the severe constraints emerging under crisis conditions which lead to breakthrough thinking and successful radical innovation. This seminar will draw on experiences in the crisis-filled world of humanitarian innovation to explore some key themes.

About the Speaker
Originally a chemical engineer,John Bessanthas been active in the field of technology and innovation management for over 35 years. He is currently holds the Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Exeter and has visiting appointments at the universities of Stavanger, Norway and Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany. He is the author of 30 books and many articles on the topic and has lectured and consulted widely around the world. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy of Management.
Host:Dr. Andrew Maxwellis an innovation expert and The Bergeron Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship at the Lassonde School of Engineering.
About Disruptive Innovation Hub:
Millions have been under lockdown, schools have closed, international travel has halted, global supply chains have been disrupted, and yet, Covid19 continues on its global path, infecting multiple countries along the way. The pandemic has disrupted our world in many ways, and organizations have to come up with innovative solutions and strategic changes to sustain their revenue and growth over time. The Post-Covid19 era is not a business as usual any more, businesses have to adapt to new customer trends and acquire new innovation models to be successful. We are here to facilitate your innovation journey by helping you identify specific actions to take to turn the current business challenges into new ways of creating customer value.



Aug 20 2020


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Online (Zoom)
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