Collaborative innovation has deserved ample attention from scholars, managers, and policy makers. The increased complexity of knowledge processes lead firms to search beyond their own boundaries for valuable knowledge and skills that complement their own capabilities. Firms are now part of open innovation ecosystems where they cooperate with other firms, civil society, academia and governmental institutions.
The Collaboration for Innovation Summer School from University of Groningen will start on Sunday with a guided city tour that will be followed by a welcome dinner. This opening social event will be followed by five days of academic activities aimed at developing the knowledge and skills of the participants. On Monday, following the introduction to the summer school, there will a session focused on the process of writing a PhD thesis on the field of collaboration for innovation. In the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to present their PhD projects. Each of the following three days will be dedicated to specific level of analysis: Tuesday to team level collaboration, on Wednesday the focus will move to the firm level and on Thursday attention will be given to the role of networks on innovation activities. These days will include seminars from top scholars in the each field, sessions focused on methodological challenges and interactive activities. On Thursday afternoon, the participants will discuss their work and reflect on the inputs that they got during the summer school.
On Friday the summer school will be closed with an open event focused on the interactions between policy and research in the field of collaboration for innovation. In this event, managers from SME and policy makers will discuss the challenges faced by businesses in collaborative environments and how research can contribute with possible solutions.
The summer school will end with a farewell dinner.
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The intense and diverse nature of this summer school will allow participants to acquire knowledge on both the specific topic of collaboration for innovation but also on the process of developing a PhD thesis. By bringing together several top scholars in the field, the summer school will also allow participants to create social ties that will be important for their future careers.
The summer school is targeted at PhD students that are developing research in the field of collaboration for innovation and open innovation.
It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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