IT as enabler of innovation


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IT as enabler of innovation

  1. 1. IT as enabler of innovation
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul><ul><li>Team 2a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vince Feskens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dave Lina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Main subject </li></ul><ul><li>Research question </li></ul><ul><li>Background information </li></ul><ul><li>Our approach </li></ul><ul><li>The sub-questions </li></ul><ul><li>The results </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Main subject <ul><li>Macro / Meso-economic analysis Netherlands versus Ireland </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research Question How can Dutch companies improve their use of IT as enabler of innovation?
  6. 6. Background information <ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Video of Finland and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Reading of the book: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic Management of Technological Innovation , Melissa A. Schilling </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Our approach <ul><li>What is important for our research? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Study trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which company to visit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reach </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vodafone </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What part of the university to visit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NovaUCD </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The part where IT or some form of ICT is used. Like a knowledge system, intranet, hotspots </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What part of the government to visit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The government in total. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where does IT take its place in this area? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Our approach ext 1. <ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book: Strategic Management of Technological Innovation </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The sub-questions <ul><ul><ul><li>Are universities driven by innovation and what is the function of IT in this? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do country education systems have different cultures and what is the influence of that? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where do we see effective innovation? And why is it working well there? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What’s the role of IT in companies? Is it even connected to innovation? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Results <ul><li>NovaUCD is stimulating innovative thinking. Close relationship with UCD. </li></ul><ul><li>IT gives student the opportunity to get information quickly by internet or intranet. </li></ul><ul><li>Wi-fi and knowledge system helps with this. </li></ul><ul><li>In Ireland innovation is one of the top priorities in the educational system. In The Netherlands we want it to be, but it is not. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Results ext 1. <ul><li>Especially NovaUCD is one of the great examples of effective innovation. This is because of the tight relationship between university (the knowledge) and the company. Also Reach is a good example of IT as enabler of innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>IT is making his way in companies very quickly. Still there is a lot of work to be done. IT is evolving and so companies must be ready to take further steps. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusions <ul><li>IT is an enabler of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch companies versus Irish companies, the Irish are in the lead with being innovative. </li></ul><ul><li>How Dutch companies can use IT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve their knowledge system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better databases, more user friendly, wikipedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve communication internal and external </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wi-fi connection, wikipedia, intranet </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. VRiSBI International Research Project Innovation and ICT - Comparing Ireland with The Netherlands Please visit http://studiereis2007. vrisbi . nl for the complete paper of this presentation. Other papers and presentations are also available.