InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 8 No. 1 Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2015
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleCross Cluster Cooperation - Means and Tools for Enabling Inter-Organisational Innovation and Business Incubation
Primary AuthorJoerg Noennig, Technische Universitat Dresden TUD (Germany)
Other Author(s) Anja Jannack; Peter Schmiedgen; Joerg Wylegalla
Pages 61 - 74
Article ID inkt15-011
Publication Date 09-Dec-15

The paper reports about a German cross-cluster cooperation project that links a microelectronics cluster with a biotechnology cluster. The focus is on cross-cluster innovation: How can new products and start-ups be systematically generated and qualified at the intersection of the two fields? The article presents methods and tools that were custom-tailored and applied for cross-cluster innovation activities and events (Idea Lounge, Idea Day). Evidence was collected for the effectiveness of a custom-tailored cross-innovation processes, indicating the need for creative innovation management and customized workshop design. Generally, they indicate key components for the model of an open virtual incubator.

Keywords Technology cluster, cross-cluster innovation, inter-organizational knowledge exchange, creative techniques, incubator

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