How is radical innovation generated? Why are some companies more successful at it? What type of leadership is needed?
For many companies, in order to be sustainable and have a long life they need to generate radical innovation – not just once but continually. The challenge is to create and maintain a corporate culture that embraces creativity and is open to change.
What are some good examples of this in Sweden?
And what can we learn from innovation development in San Francisco?
The members of the Industrial Research Committee have recently returned from a field trip to the Bay Area. At the seminar they will discuss with business leaders and reasearchers active in Sweden various aspects of what companies need to do to ensure they have a sustainable capacity to innovate.
Introduction: Leif Johansson, Chairman of IVA
Speakers: Fredrik Arnander, Partner, Standout Capital, Alan Begg, Senior Vice President, Group Technology Development and Quality, SKF, Annika Steiber, Founder and CEO, Innoway
Karin Byman, ÅF- Infrastructure, Petter Sundberg, Ericsson, members of the IRC
Moderator: Peter Holmstedt, Chairman of the IRC
The main purpose of the Industrial Research Committee (IRC) is to stimulate new ideas among its members on how research, development and innovative processes can and should be conducted. The committee consists of fifteen young members who are actively involved in research and development. A yearly one-week trip to a country of special interest is an important aspect of the programme.