|Title of event||Organizing innovation|
|Organising (SIGs)||Modelling & Management of Engineering Processes SIG|
|Workshop chairs||Bernard Yannou, Claudia Eckert, Kilian Gericke|
The Modelling and Managing of Engineering Processes Special Interest Group aims to support industry in understanding, modelling and running design processes by bringing together a community of design researchers and interacting with industry by identifying research challenges and working together to resolve them.
The product development process of complex engineering products typically involves the collaboration of hundreds of experts often located across the world over a period of several months or years. Delivering these products depends on effective and efficient product development processes.
Product development projects are interdisciplinary endeavours involving different business functions and departments. Thus, a design process interacts with other processes within a company.
Innovation projects, as well as product development projects, need to be planned, monitored and need to create value for a company. Therefore, Chief Innovation Officers (CIOs) are in charge of organizing numerous facets of innovation such as:
- Research, technology and market roadmapping
- Innovation governance (human resources, activities, budgets)
- Organizing and supporting disruptive innovation projects for avoiding siloing business groups
- Organizing open innovation (screening interesting start-ups, capturing lead users’ opinion)
- Articulating research activity (augmenting technology maturity), innovation projects (leading to convincing POCs), and development and launch of new products or product lines.
This workshop focusses on the interplay between innovation processes and the design process. It will explore how to organize innovation in a company as an extension of development processes and design approaches.
The management of innovation projects and product development projects are researched by different communities and publications seem often to be disconnected. Therefore, this workshop aims to start a discussion on how to transfer knowledge between the different areas and aims to identify challenges at the interface of both areas that need further investigation.
A possible outcome of this workshop is the opening of a Thematic Collection on “Organizing Innovation” in the Design Science Journal. Therefore, we will discuss with the participants:
- Their interest in contributing to such a thematic collection.
- Is the subject large and relevant enough?
- Is our community the best adapted for this?
Participants of this workshop will be invited. If you wish to participate but have not yet been invited, please contact one of the workshop chairs.