Radical innovation

Duration January 2015 – January 2016

Project manager René John


Cooperation partner Fraunhofer Center for Resposible Research and Innovation beim IAO, gefördert vom BMBF

The research project has a semantic as well as a methodological task: Semantically, it requires the development of criteria for evaluating the radicality of ideas by which the existing and the new can be sharply distinguished (subproject 1). At the same time, there is a need to develop a methodology for generating ideas that meet these requirements and thus have the potential to be radically innovative. In order to promote the implementation of such ideas, the conditions for their realization must also be determined (subproject 2). Although an independent result is achieved with each sub-project, both results are combined within the framework of the joint project by using the criteria for evaluating the innovation potential of the ideas developed within the framework of the method.

Project results can be found here.

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