This book is based on the experiences taken from ’netWork Oasis’ – and ’OpenINNO’ (ENPI – 631) - projects. It describes the revolutionary change in our society and business fields that has a transformative effect also to our innovation environments. The increasing importance of communities and sustainable ecosystems is highlighted. The emergent types of entrepreneurship – both effectual and social entrepreneurship - are explained and some great examples also outside Oasis and OpenINNO projects are illustrated.
The key conclusion of the book is that innovation activities can be improved by understanding serendipity and applying serendipity management principles. The book gives practical, hands-on advices, how to harness serendipity on individual, community and organizational levels. It describes the possibilities how to enhance serendipity in business environment by workspace design, both physical and virtual, and explains how to increase coincidensity in the team building process.
innovation environments, incubation, community building, ecosystem development, open innovation, collaboration platforms, serendipity, serendipity management