What's what in cleantech, drivers and characteristics? Dr. Tommy Jacobson writes about cleantech and innovations from Finnish perspective.
Organizations throughout the world, and especially in developed economies, are looking to use innovations as a way to create new markets or out-compete their competition. These innovations can take many forms, from product to service innovations, business model to process innovations, or from incremental to radical innovations.
Aalto EE invited more than a hundred Aalto Executive MBA students to Helsinki on August 25-30, 2014 for the seventh EMBA International Week. This year iWeek concentrated on entrepreneurship and innovation within the organization as a strategic dimension.
“Most everyone knows that innovation is defined as the vibrant and dynamic fusion of invention and commercialization. For some reason, far too many companies – let alone governments – seem to forget what commercialization means. I will give you a hint: it has to do with sales and customers,” says Ken Morse, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, global sales veteran, Visiting Professor at ESADE Business School, Founding Managing Director at MIT Entrepreneurship Center 1996-2009 and Chairman of Entrepreneurship Ventures Inc.
Sajid Niazi is a Senior Software Architect at Tieto, an entrepreneur and a student in the Aalto Part-time MBA Program. He has developed an iPhone application called Dream Talk Recorder, which has been downloaded by over 300,000 users worldwide.
Who says learning has to take place only in the classroom? When we unleashed students to apply their learning to leading international companies, innovative ideas resulted.
Innovation is power. From a politician’s lips to a researcher’s fingertips, the allure of innovation has the power to move people, drive economies and spark exciting new trends. While a single innovative idea can create a profitable company, sustainable long-term innovation needed to create a globally competitive city, region, or country often requires a fundamental re-gearing of that society. It requires deep cooperation between the public sector, the private sector, and universities. It requires a wealth of ideas in the form of talent hubs – concentrations of highly talented people who are willing to network, to solve challenges, to share ideas.