Title: Experiments for transitions: an interactive approach to setting up breakthrough experiments

Authors: W.J. (Helma) Luiten, Emma H.D. Van Sandick

Addresses: TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Business Unit: Innovation and Environment, Van Mourikbroekmanweg 6, P.O. Box 49, 2600 AA Delft, The Netherlands. ' TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, Business Unit: Innovation and Environment, Van Mourikbroekmanweg 6, P.O. Box 49, 2600 AA Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract: Society faces problems that are so persistent that radical change is needed. One way to transform the current system is to experiment |in real life| with technological, ecological, economic and social innovation. In the preparation phase prior to an experiment new partnerships, new viewpoints and new product service solutions are to be developed. The people involved create joint knowledge on the vision for the future, breakthrough innovations and actions to be taken. Creativity, freedom to think out of the box, entrepreneurial spirit and |achieving by believing| are essential elements in this phase.

Keywords: transition management; innovation experiments; process management; competence; knowledge creation; breakthrough; creativity; entrepreneurship.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2007.016935

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.215 - 229

Available online: 30 Jan 2008 *

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