Open Co-Creation Dinner in the ELAT Region – 14 May 2013

Creating an open mindset for collaborative innovation:
Dinner Networking & Co-Creation Event – 14 May 2013

ImportAOLENewsv41553575The Eindhoven-Leuven-Aken (ELAT) region is one of the most powerful innovative and high tech regions in the world. Enlarge your network and get to know CEOs and Innovation Directors of this ELAT-region by learning about co-creation in an interactive way!

In a joint dinner-workshop event between several industry associations in the ELAT region, we will discuss different approaches to co-create with customers and users.

But beyond implementing some tools, successful co-creation demands a set of internal capabilities of your organization to transfer the external input into successful innovation.

We will hence also discuss how to create an open mindset for collaborative innovation yourself.
Tuesday ,14 May 2013, 17:00 – 22:00 at C-Mine 10 bus 2, 3600 Genk, Belgium
More: Official Website and Registration Form


17.00 Registration and reception
17.20 Welcome
Wim Dries, Mayor, City of Genk
17.30 Find your personal innovation challenge
Guided by Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller
18.30 3 way dinner
18.50 Strategic partnerships, the future of innovation
Jos Pinte, Director Innovation, Agoria
19.00 BiELAT, who are we ?
Rob Janssen, chairman, Foundation BiELAT
19.30 Success story of Future Sketching with ELAT partners
Stephane Berghmans, R&D Manager, TE Connectivity
20.00 Co-creation, it is more than you think
Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller
21.00 Co-creation design challenge, All participants, guided by Prof. Dr. Frank T. Piller
22.00     End
By | 2018-06-14T06:47:46+00:00 April 20th, 2013|Co-creation, Crowdsourcing, Events, Open/User Innovation|

About the Author:

Frank T. Piller is a Co-Director of the MIT Smart Customization Group at the MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and a chair professor of management at the Technology & Innovation Management Group of RWTH Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading institutes of technology. Before entering his recent position in Aachen, he worked at the MIT Sloan School of Management (2004-2007) and has been an associate professor of management at TUM Business School, Technische Universitaet Muenchen. Frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Economist, and Business Week, amongst others, Frank is regarded as one of the leading experts on strategies for customer-centric value creation, like mass customization, personalization, and innovation co-creation. His recent analysis of the crowdsourcing business model “Threadless” (co-authored with Susumu Ogawa), an innovative crowdsourcing business model in the fashion industry, has been elected as one of the Top-20 articles in MIT Sloan Management Review.