Variety of Innovation

Different views on innovation.

11/09/2015
by Martin Kamprath
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What happens with hardware? – From “technology transfer” to “technology translation”

The current start-up hype is mainly connected with the business model concept and the Internet. But what about the technology developments in the real world? Why are hardware start-ups or science-based spin-offs seldom on the list of hugde investment rounds? … Continue reading

06/01/2015
by Martin Kamprath
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Serendipity for innovations

Luck and chance are perpetual parts of all management decisions. Especially with innovations, the two aspects play a much stronger role. When “ignites” an idea? How to get good ideas? How the customer does experience the product or service at … Continue reading

13/08/2014
by Martin Kamprath
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The “adjacent possible” from an innovation perspective

The question of where variety and novelty come from has been discussed in scientific literature since Charles Darwin’s ground-breaking biological evolution model “Origin of Species”. In the last decade, research in theoretical biology and complexity studies seeks to explain not … Continue reading

16/02/2014
by Martin Kamprath
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The Art of Constructing Typologies and Taxonomies of Business Models

One of the most typical scientific approaches to explore a phenomenon is to examine a certain population and describe its similarities and differences within this population. This is for example what Charles Darvin and Alexander von Humboldt did when they … Continue reading