aboutencouraging incentivesto disclose ideas...Presentation @ EPO-OECD-TUM Conference Creating markets from research results, 6-7May, MunichSession B ‘Incentives to encourage researchers to disclose ideas’Author: Arne Krüger, mtc Berlin, 2013
beliefsbordersdependenciesillusionsborderswe are what we think. all that we are arises from our beliefs. with our thoughts we makeour world.dependencieslike addictions is our belief of beeing depended on something, on the system, ourprofessor, our title or a patent?illusionsmost of our lifes, we live in our illusions, that has nothing or little to to with the reality. if aninventions gets successful, is depending on so many factors, impossible to control.victor hugo: you can resist the invasion of an army, but you can not resist the invasion ofideas. (or if you like tha the illusional/false translation better: nothing is more powerful thanan idea whose time has come. (original: on résiste à l’invasion des armées ; on ne résiste pasà l’invasion des idées.))
openessabsence of fearbreak rulesget things doneabsence of fearfear kills all passion. fear kills all creativity. and fear driven environments does not supportdisclosure and sharing of ideas. with fears i mean: the fear to fail, fear to loose your job yournext exam, the fear of not getting your degree, or getting infringed by former peers withthe help of the ip system.break rulesto be successful you need to break existing rules. a flexible, failure tolerant environmentsupports the open flow of information, ideas, inventions, projects.get things doneideas/inventions are worth a dime a dozen. there is no meaning, no intrinsic value, unlessyou execute on these ideas, you start to impelent them. sharing ideas is essential, even in anip environment, you need to file and than share your ideas braodly, to be successful.a lone nut never changed the world!
opportunitiesoptionsdecsionscommitmentoptionsfor every question, problem or challenge you always need to create options, wherever youare! i mean many more options! you need to become an idea generating machine. you haveto create always more than three options, be creative!first: do it, second: dont do it, or third: do it really good with all your heart, enthusiasm andpassion...decisionsthan you need to make a *decision* for one of the options, youve just created. with yourguts, your head and with your heart.commitmentlast, dont regret a second! *commit*, believe and trust yourself with your past decsions. youcan not change them. all your past decisions were all right at the time, you made them.
changetechnologyeconomicalsocialbut how to change the existing complex systems we are living in, like the ip system?change is inevitable, resistance is futile!technological changeinternet, blogging, social networking, cloud computing, abundance, fast, higher and higherabstraction levels of technology and software, connected, always on, speed, mobil, big data.the internet creates new communication tools for masses! one bad/scary example: 1,1 bilpeople are connected within one app: facebookeconomical changethis technology change is followed by an economical change with a dramatic, revolutionaryimpact to whole industries: music, media, book, retail, education. whos next?social changethis both together will change our whole society deeper and faster, than anything before.the result will be dramatic social change: the empathic civilisation, sharing culture, accessinstead of owning, crowd sourcing, -funding, co-creation and even natural farming. allmovements enabled and fueld by the interconnectedness of the internet.
incentivessocial ui designcontext enabledgamificationsocial ui designspeed changes everything: instant feedback, instant search results, responsive design, mobilefirst thinking, endless scrolling are some of the ui elements, that enabled google, amazon,facebook & co to be so successful as highly complex (to use) app, without muchdocumentation or a single course, training programm, school or whatever...all the apps in the ip world need to and will be adopted to these "social ui design" principlesvery soon or u need much stronger incentives, so that young researchers are continue to usethem!context enabledthe apps and data needs to be easily connected, merged, mashed up by the usersthemselfes. our devices are now personal, location aware, these apps we are using now arecontext aware! there is no(!) way, that we speed up our it departments more, they simplyneed to change too, to open up their systems dramatically. without platform thinking, openapis, open data principles in the university and ip systems provided by commercial(database) providers or patent offices, we would need much stronger incentives, so thatyoung researchers are enabled to explore and share there findings in context!gamicifationall the sucessful apps in the internet right now have some sort of gamification mechanismbuilt-in. they provide a beautiful, playful environment in our phones, tablets and desktops.we need to understand, that our attention, our motivation, our inspirations can be boostedwith very small, well intended elements, derived from pre digital&digital games. withoutsuch elements u need much stronger incentives, so that young researchers are continue touse them!