Innovated by design

Community of Practice

In this community of practice, we gather six times over one year. Dates are: 

  1. October 21st 2022: Introduction to innovation;
  2. December 16th 2022: Innovation by Design;
  3. February 24th 2023: The importance of futures research;
  4. April 21st 2023: Business modelling;
  5. June 16th 2023: How to finance innovations;
  6. August 25th 2023: Innovative organization

An initial survey of some 20 organisations has shown that it is difficult to create room for innovation. Resistance from management and executive functions is high.

We often see innovation as incremental changes that hardly require us to question the existing procedures and culture.

Obstacles that prevent companies from innovating

Innovation is hindered by lack of urgency, lack of enthusiasm, lack of mandate, and focus on managing an allocated budget.



Method and learning objectives of the CoP

In the CoP, we learn from each other’s experiences and, where possible, we help each other test and implement techniques and procedures. Where necessary, we bring in external expertise to reinforce us in that learning process. 

A cross-sector composition helps us look at innovation and opportunities from different experiences. This diverse view strengthens us to question our approach and models and test and implement solutions and approaches from other sectors

Do you need to subscribe?

This community of practice is for you when you are somehow responsible for innovation within your organisation. You are willing to learn from others’ expertise and share your own and you are convinced that a cross-sector composition will strengthen your outside-in view of your challenges.

What do you need to invest?

Participation fees are 3500,00 euro and an additional 1500,00 euro, for the second person from the same organization. But more important is the time you will invest, which we estimate at one day monthly.

I am Jan Van Caneghem. I studied design at Artvelde Hogeschool and B2B marketing at EHSAL Management School. I have developed multiple digital solutions in a B2B environment. Nowadays, I focus on innovative service and product development. The focus is on better user experiences and optimisation of resources and processes.

I am Kris Vander Velpen, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at KU Leuven and Flanders Business School. As an advisor, I help large and medium-sized organisations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany to initiate and accelerate sustainable ‘top line’ growth.