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When the buzz leaves the hub

In the past months there have been many initiatives trying to map out all innovation hubs and labs in SSA. Some crowdsource maps powered by Bongohive, InfoDev and others have identified over 100 tech hubs and labs in the region. These initiatives provide with a categorization including incubators, accelerators, tech hubs, co-working spaces, and so on. The ‘mapping’ of … 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…

What Is the Social Innovation Community? A serendipitous account
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What Is the Social Innovation Community? A serendipitous account

Something curious yet strangely familiar took place in Osaka, Japan, towards the early spring of 2012: A small group of like-minded university students, post-docs, architects, designers, film-makers and social entrepreneurs decided to launch a community for young people interested in social innovation. Surprised by the popularity of their first two free-form meetings, the founders followed … Continue reading

An attempt to define Collaborative Innovation: thoughts from the fieldwork
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An attempt to define Collaborative Innovation: thoughts from the fieldwork

Last week, I read another blog about collaboration and how important it is in new workplaces. The discussion that ensued is one heard before: the new entrepreneurial spaces are all about collaboration. Open spaces and big tables shared by all members, allowing for ‘serendipity’ to happen, enabling an environment where unlikely allies connect and collaborate, … Continue reading

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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