Events / Hubs

The 4th ESCies Workshop @ SOAS: Getting bold about the productive ambiguities that innovation hubs create

By Vera Petersson and Dr. Tuukka Toivonen. The main aspiration of our fourth ESCies workshop, held on the 21st of November at SOAS, was to get closer to the field and rethink key ‘entrepreneurial spaces and collectivities’ concepts in light of presented evidence. We enjoyed short presentations from members on a range of topics, from … Continue reading

Experimenting, carefully: A critical note on ‘public innovation labs’
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Experimenting, carefully: A critical note on ‘public innovation labs’

This post written by Dr. Tuukka Toivonen was first posted on UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity on the 25th of September 2015 http://www.igp.ucl.ac.uk/igp-news-pub/experimenting-carefully. After the recent discovery that around 11 million Volkswagen cars have cheated basic lab emissions tests in the US, it may not seem like the most appropriate time to get excited about high-flying ‘public … Continue reading

Why collaboration cannot be pinned down in space
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Why collaboration cannot be pinned down in space

Originally posted on spaceandorganisation:
Collaboration is one of the most ubiquitous buzzwords in the modern business world. Collaboration is everywhere. Companies want their staff to collaborate more. Workspaces are designed to support collaboration. You’re frowned upon if you publish an academic paper on your own. Why didn’t you collaborate? Does no one like working with…

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Researching New Entrepreneurial Spaces

Please find below a post by Andrea Jimenez & Tim Weiss. Researching New Entrepreneurial Spaces – The underlying mechanisms that make avandgardistic working environments a source for innovation A group of upcoming and established scholars from diverse academic backgrounds locked themselves into a room for two days to explore the newest concept of entrepreneurial spaces happening all … Continue reading