Win-Winnovation: successfully creating 1+1>3 cooperations– Presented by Piet Verhoeve, Hangar K

Win-Winnovation: successfully creating 1+1>3 cooperations– Presented by Piet Verhoeve, Hangar K, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The win-winnovation approach is based on a 15 years practical experiences with truly interdisciplinary cooperations. The presentation will illustrate the key learnings & pitfalls to set up successful cooperations based on real life examples.

What drives you?
Innovation & coöperation: inspiring and enabling people & organisations to build a better future

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
My family, solar panels and an internet connection

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
AI for building solutions that really support the user, thus eliminating the need to educate users how to adapt to systems

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
lowering the barriers of craftmanship and making room for the next level in creativity

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Too high expectations: AI is a technology, not the next superbrain that does everything // Fear for the terminator scenario

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
That successful cooperation can be done even when the partners have very different goals // cooperation starts when you define the project, not when the project work starts

About Piet Verhoeve
Before starting up the co-creation hub Hangar K in 2018, Piet Verhoeve was running the imec ICON program focussing on interdisciplinary cooperative research: ICON projects successfully create value for the partners based on the cooperation of research and industry. Prior to this he was active in industry as CTO of Televic for 12 years during which he established the Televic innovation culture and successful academic cooperation. Since 2013, Piet Verhoeve is Piet Verhoeve is also a guest professor at UGent. In his spare time Piet is a enthousiast supporter of STEM initiatives and volunteers as coach at Coderdojo.

About Hangar K
Hangar K is a co-creation hub for exponential growth where start-ups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and corporates meet as partners to create a bright future. Hangar K is more than a co-working spot, it incubates, accelerates companies and acts as a catalyst to enable organisations to innovate and cooperate.

About Creative Ring Sum-It!
In October 2018, during Dutch Design Week, Creative Ring organizes its first international Sum-It!

A one of a kind event, where creative communities find the tools to shape tomorrow’s urban narratives.

Sum-It! takes you beyond inspiration-by-example and provides you with actionable tools, ready to be implemented in your daily practice.

A must-attend for smart-city stakeholders & policy makers, digital innovators, community- and ecosystem builders, public libraries, grassroots initiatives.

The main event takes place on Tuesday 23 October, with a prelude on Monday 22 October and a business tour on Wednesday 24 October.

Sum-It! is a collaboration between Creative Ring, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven and other relevant partners.

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