Nova SBE Open & User Innovation Knowledge Center
Producing and disseminating research-based knowledge in the field of innovation management
The Nova SBE Open & User Innovation Knowledge Center brings together leading researchers and practitioners to produce and disseminate research-based knowledge in innovation management and, more specifically, open, user, and patient innovation and entrepreneurship.
The center is anchored in the research faculty at Nova SBE and complemented by leading affiliate researchers from renowned institutions. Its mission is to produce high-quality multidisciplinary research by fostering cooperation between management, scientists, and professionals of diverse backgrounds. Its ambition is to become a leading center in its areas of expertise.
Key research topics include:
- Open and User Innovation
- Innovation Diffusion
- User Entrepreneurship
- Multi-sided Platforms for Innovation Management
- Patient Innovation and Patient Entrepreneurship
- Open Social Innovation
- Crowdsourcing and Distributed Problem Solving
- Technological Change
- Lead users, Toolkits, and User Identification.
- Institutions, Innovation Law, and Policy
The center will collaborate closely with the Nova SBE Innovation Ecosystem and produce distinctive expertise on the business and economic development of new ventures based on open innovation and/or new solutions developed by users with a focus on real social and economic impact.
The Nova SBE Open & User Innovation Knowledge Center will also host Patient Innovation's research activities (www.patientinnovation.com), a non-profit association and digital platform aimed at promoting innovative solutions developed by patients and caregivers to overcome problems imposed by a disease or health condition. The platform has gathered a portfolio of over 5000 innovations and innovators, including around 1700 medical devices validated by a medical team and a community of over 300 000 users worldwide.