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Innovation Networks – Approaches to Derive Nodes and Edges Systematically

Innovation Networks – Approaches to Derive Nodes and Edges Systematically

Year: 2009

Section: Design Methods and Tools

Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Kain, Andreas Stefan; Kirschner, Rafael Johannes; Lindemann, Udo; Gunkel, Jennifer; Klendauer, Ruth; Wastian, Monika; Schneider, Michael

Section: Design Methods and Tools

Pages: 111-122

Abstract

Companies do usually not develop highly complex products incorporating extensive product structures on their own. Interoperation beyond the company's borders widens the scope of innovation to innovation networks consisting of various companies and experts aiming at innovative products. Especially customers meet these products in various applications to fulfill their needs. Integration of proper participants in new product development (NPD) furthers the generation of really innovative conceptual designs, products, and services by incorporating specific knowledge and/or experience. The authors propose several approaches to reveal innovation networks by deriving participants and relations systematically. This framework will be applied to analysis an explorative study comprising 40 innovation projects. NPD process, product, and extended product application set the starting points to condense innovation networks systematically. Case studies illustrate the suggested approaches and demonstrate how awareness about innovation networks facilitates innovation.

Keywords: stakeholder integration, innovation network, new product development

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The Design Society and the Stanford Center for Design Research cordially invite you to participate in the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'09. The venue will be Stanford University’s verdant campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, a short 35 miles south of San Francisco, California. Research papers and case studies are solicited on any topic related to design thinking, theory, and practice, with a premium placed on evidence-based research. Topics and Themes include: *...

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