Netherlands, Groningen

Collaboration for Innovation, Transformation and Sustainability

when 8 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 505

Why and how are organizations increasingly using collaboration as a strategic toll to develop their innovation activities? Which types of teams are better prepared to collaborate with external parties? How are collaborative networks built and how can they be managed effectively?

These are questions that have deserved ample attention from scholars, managers, and policy makers in recent years. This is not surprising since the increased complexity of innovation processes leads organizations to search beyond their own boundaries for valuable knowledge and skills that complement their own capabilities. Organizations are now part of open ecosystems where they cooperate with a diverse set of partners from business, civil society, academia and government.The core aim of the Groningen Collaboration for Innovation Summer School is to contribute to build a broader and more inclusive community on the topic of collaborative innovation. In order to do so, our ambition is to bring together PhD students studying this topic and provide them the opportunity to develop their research and to grow their network.

Course leader

Prof. Dries Faems
Dr. Pedro de Faria

Target group

The Summer School is targeted at PhD students that are developing research in the field of collaboration for innovation and open innovation.

Course aim

After this summer school you are able to:
1. Gain a deeper understanding of the theoretical perspectives used by existing research on collaboration for innovation.
2. Understand the methodological challenges associated to research on collaboration for innovation.
3. Identify research opportunities that address managerial and policy challenges.
4. Improve network skills.

Credits info

1 EC
40 hours including preparatory work. Upon successful completion of the program, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 40 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 505: excluding housing
The fee includes opening dinner, closing dinner, guided city tour + welcoming drinks, 5 lunches, coffee breaks
EUR 750: including housing
The fee includes opening dinner, closing dinner, guided city tour + welcoming drinks, 5 lunches, coffee breaks