Masterclass Leadership & Innovation

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Masterclass Leadership & Innovation

take a critical look at your company’s innovative capabilities

Innovation is an essential process for every organisation. Especially in the increasingly globalising society, the success of small and large, profit and non-profit companies is determined by the power of innovation.

Yet surprisingly, only few organisations seem to adapt well to the changing world. There’s limited time to excel at day-to-day activities while also being innovative.

Unique, challenging, inspiring, out-of-the-box, effective!

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In our Masterclass Leadership & Innovation we offer ambitious professionals the opportunity to take a critical look at your company’s innovative capabilities.

In a challenging two-day programme, 21 and 22 September, we discuss current scientific insights and see how these affect your day-to- day work. We will also share and work with practical tools that allow you to optimise structure, culture and processes of your organisation to stimulate innovation.

Visit our website www.um-masterclass.nl to get more information on the programme, including an overview of the experts who will ensure this masterclass is going to be a unique and unforgettable experience!

Please note that this programme is in Dutch so all further information is in Dutch.

Interested?

More information here: http://www.um-masterclass.nl/en/ 

 

Porta Mosana ‘The School of the Future’

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Over the past two weeks, second year high-school students (ages 13-14) of Porta Mosana chose to participate in the ‘School of the Future’ project. Twelve groups of 5-6 students worked on the following three themes: Architectural Design, Urban Design and Service Design, with the goal of designing their new future school. Project Leader Damien Nunes hosted workshops and presentations on all three topics (with great help from N Architecten) to inspire the students.

On Tuesday evening, the student groups presented their ideas, mock-ups and prototypes to their parents, and to an expert panel consisting of Damien Nunes (Service Design) Roel Raeven (Architect at N Architects, Architectural Design) and André Postema (Chairman of the LVO board, Urban Design).

Student’s work was presented through models, sketches, Lego, Minecraft, 3D VR models and more! Inspiring to see how much creativity was unleashed in just a few days, and impressive to see the pitches in fluent English!

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Masterclass Service Design

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How do you pioneer in fast and ever changing world? How do you develop an innovative portfolio of products and services that meet the needs of your customer? Join our 1-day or 2-day masterclass on service design to learn more. The Masterclasses are in Dutch, and specifically target people working at manufacturing companies in the Netherlands.

More information here!

Discover and valorise the business opportunities of 3D technology

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Schrijf u nu in voor het ontwikkeltraject: 3D Printing Zuid-Limburg – Kansen creëren met 3D Printen

Voor: Directeur/Management van MKB bedrijven in de maakindustrie, creatieve industrie en zorg. Deelname is gratis, aantal plaatsen beperkt.

Wat voegt 3D printen toe aan uw bedrijf?
Dat is de vraag die wij in dit programma samen met u gaan beantwoorden.

In dit programma volgt u een traject, bestaande uit 6 informatieve en vooral interactieve workshops, waarin we u kennis laten maken met de mogelijkheden die 3D printen biedt, en waarin we samen met u ontdekken hoe 3D technologie ook voor uw bedrijf kansen biedt. Het programma is kleinschalig en praktijkgericht waardoor we kunnen garanderen dat de kennisen praktische ervaring die u op doet zeer relevant is voor uw eigen businesscase.

Na deelname aan dit programma:

  • Heeft u het antwoord op wat 3D technologie u gaat opleveren
  • Heeft u gedegen kennis over relevante toepassingen van 3D printen
  • Heeftu inzicht in de concrete kansen voor uw producten, markten en bedrijfsoptimalisatie
  • Weet u wat technisch en economisch zinvol en haalbaar is
  • Weet u welke middelen nodig zijn: hardware, software, kennis/competenties en leveranciers om 3D printen te kunnen toepassen in uw eigen werkomgeving
  • Kunt u 3D printen gericht in eigen omgeving zinvol toepassenKlik hier voor meer informatie en uw aanmelding.

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Het programma wordt georganiseerd door 3D Maastricht in samenwerking met LIOF, Gemeente Maastricht, The Service ScienceFactory, Universiteit Maastricht, Cartesio en Étoile. Dit project is mede mogelijk gemaakt door een bijdrage van Limburg Economic Development.

Organizational Revolution through Idea Hacking

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In business situations, our biases help to make quick decisions under pressure. For innovation though, these biases can inhibit creativity. Hackathons are a great to way to get a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities that your organization will encounter today and tomorrow.

Have a look at our new article: ‘Organizational Revolution through Idea Hacking’, to know more about hackathons and how to set them up.

Download the article in PDF here, or view it on www.innovationmanagement.se!

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Service Design Thinking Workshop – 9 May 2017

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Innovation is key for every organisation’s growth and sometimes even for its survival. Especially in dynamic times with new technologies and competitors emerging quickly, the success of small and large, profit and non-profit companies is determined by its abilities to innovate. Service Innovation, so innovating new or existing services, is adopted by leading companies to develop new business, avoid competition, and secure workplaces. (Service) Design Thinking is the practice-based discipline of Service Innovation and provides simple but effective tools and processes to develop stronger organisations.

 

In a highly interactive workshop on 9 May, we introduce you to both Service Innovation and Design, and shares inspiring best practices. After setting the framework, you develop new services using the SSF-developed method of Futurize. Tangible and practical outcomes characterize this workshop.

 

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Service Design Vouchers available per March 1st 2017

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Customers are looking for ready-made solutions, tailored to their needs. Especially in the Netherlands, the manufacturing industry is transforming: rather than just offering products, companies are increasingly offering innovative services. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs offers support in the form of experimental service design-vouchers for companies looking to transition.

As the experiment is in Dutch, the rest of the text is in Dutch as well.

Service Design Vouchers beschikbaar vanaf 1 maart 2017

Subsidieregeling voor mkb-ondernemers uit de maakindustrie, die diensten willen ontwikkelen die aansluiten bij hun producten.voucher

Steeds meer mkb-ondernemers uit de maakindustrie hebben de ambitie diensten te gaan verlenen aan hun klanten, naast het vervaardigen van producten of technologie. Om zich te onderscheiden in de markt of om in te spelen op trends. Oftewel, diensteninnovatie met een bijpassend verdienmodel. Voorbeelden zijn fabrikanten van producten of machines die diensten aanbieden die hierop aansluiten en die er op zijn gericht om hun klant te ‘ontzorgen.’ Bijvoorbeeld het aanbieden van onderhoud of inzicht in gebruik op basis van verkregen data. Mede in combinatie met nieuwe technologieën biedt dit eindeloze mogelijkheden, zoals Internet of Things of virtual reality.

Subsidieregeling

Om u als mkb-ondernemer in de maakindustrie hiermee verder te helpen, biedt het ministerie van Economische Zaken een subsidieregeling. Vanaf 1 maart 2017 is het mogelijk hiervoor Service Design Vouchers in te zetten. De voucher kunt u inzetten voor een project of kennisvraag  over een nieuw te ontwikkelen dienst en businessmodel. U ‘koopt’ hiermee bijvoorbeeld ondersteuning bij het uitvoeren van een ‘klantreis’, context mapping, service blueprinting,  co-creatiesessies, opstellen van personas en prototyping. Deze ‘waardebon’ kunt u besteden bij een gespecialiseerde kennisinstelling of adviesbureau die uw vraag gaat beantwoorden.

Praktische informatie

De regeling is bedoeld voor maakbedrijven die producten of technologie maken. De regeling loopt van 1 maart 2017 t/m 1 januari 2018. Aanvragen is mogelijk van 1 t/m 15 maart 2017. Met een Service Design Voucher kan 75% van de rekening van de kennisinstelling of adviesbureau worden voldaan. Een voucher kent een maximale waarde van € 3.000.

Hoe kan ik de Service Design Voucher aanvragen?

Van 1 t/m 15 maart 2017 vraagt u de voucher aan via de website van Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO).  Vul ook een enquêteformulier in op www.servicedesignvoucher.nl, dat is verplicht voor deelname. De enquête helpt u nu al om uw kennisvraag te formuleren. Ook kunt u uw onderneming zo anoniem vergelijken met andere bedrijven via de zelfscan. Meer informatie is eveneens te vinden op de website van RVO, zoals de publicatie in de Staatscourant.

Loting bij meer dan 80 aanvragen

Deze subsidie is een beleidsexperiment. Het ministerie van EZ wil hiermee onderzoeken of en hoe deze voucheraanpak werkt. Er komen maximaal 80 mkb-maakbedrijven in aanmerking voor een voucher. Bij meer dan 80 aanvragen wordt er geloot. Uitgelote bedrijven kunnen deel uitmaken van de controlegroep. Hiermee meet het ministerie de effectiviteit van de voucher. U ontvangt dan geen subsidiegeld

Design Thinking and the Internet-of-Things

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This week, our article titled ‘Using Design Thinking to make employees ready for the Internet-of-Things’ is published on innovationmanagement.se. It’s an article that provides a practical structure for internal multi-disciplinary innovation teams looking to explore the (business) opportunities of IoT.

This article is a collaborative effort between the Service Science Factory and Noventum Service Management

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David Pablo Montero – Project Experience

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Testimonial David

What were your expectations of the SSF-project?

It is especially hard to match expectations when dealing with a new experience. Before I joined UNIQUM 2.0 I had many questions in my mind. Will this project be challenging enough? How is UNIQUM going to satisfy my learning expectative?. Am I going to be able to speak freely and implement my ideas into the project? After the project was successfully completed I can definitely say the SSF-project far exceeded my expectations.

How was it to work for a real client?

It was actually the first time I had the opportunity to be part of a real life project. The meetings with the clients add an extra value to the project. By dealing with their needs and our perspective I could learn that the best outcome is developed when integrating all the different parties involved into the same vision.

How was it to work with people with other disciplines?

By working on the project we were able to integrate different perspectives. The different educational backgrounds of the team members improved the project experience by adding insightful complexity at the co-working sessions. There was an interesting mix of students with a various background ranging from psychology, business and design.

Did the Service Science Factory succeed at providing a fun platform to co-create? Why? How?

The service science factory is a great place to co-work. The facilities are very inspiring and the design of the meetings combining formal but also informal discussions encourages the participation of all team members.

What do you think of the final result of the project?

It was very satisfactory to attend the final presentation of the project at the SSF. Not only the clients and all stakeholders involved were present but we also gathered the attention of fellow students. I had the chance to exchange thoughts and ideas with the attendees and they all agree on the same fact. The outcome exceeds the expectations.

What do you take out of this experience?                        

In this experience I practised my communication and leadership skills and I also I had the possibility to interact and exchange ideas with professionals but most of all, I was able to speak freely, put theory into practice and last but not least, meet great people from all over the world and from different educational backgrounds

Would you recommend fellow students to participate in a SSF project and why?

I strongly recommend participating in one of the SSF project to all those fellow students that are willing to cause an impact, put theory into practice and have a good time developing a real life project.