InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 1 Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleEngineering Serendipitous Innovation through Knowledge Brokering
Primary AuthorVictor Newman, Centre for Innovation, Imagination & Inspiration
Other Author(s) David Jai-Persad
Pages 206 - 215
Article ID inkt14-030
Publication Date 10-Nov-14
AbstractBritish SMEs and much larger organizations are running a huge innovation deficit that has yet to be calculated. The cost of not applying what is known and relevant to delivering new value is probably incalculable and the problem is the permeability of new ideas within existing organizations restricted by the power of legacy operations, cultural inflexibility and lack of peripheral vision.

This working paper provides examples of serendipitous innovation through discovery, proposing social innovation approaches based on connecting innovative SMEsŐ knowledge and capability through a systemic approach to knowledge brokering through utilising current functions within the University of Greenwich in a novel partnership to connect innovators and transform profitability. A simple Knowledge Application Culture model is introduced.
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