Innovation and Creating a Maker Culture
Innovation is all about making. How do you start with that? Many study programs still hold on to reports and written words, whilst new technologies offer a lot more to companies and students - and are way easy to use and implement these days. Therefore we started a maker culture at our studies. We encourage students (and lecturers) to experiment. Take away fear of new technologies and tools. So in our self organized team we started the project Continuous Experimentation. Because of this we will never be behind at the working field, we constantly experiment with new methods and tools. If it works, we implement. If it doesn't, we go on to the next. In the workshop we show our way of working and how you can become futureproof in small steps. We will give you a taste of our implemented technologies and courses as well.
Eric van Gennip
Avans University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Educational developer and lecturer of Business Innovation studies at Avans University of Applied Sciences. Mainly facilitator of workshops in creative thinking, visioning and futuring. Innovation management is the core of the studies, Eric focuses on the creative and concept development part of Innovation. In his latest courses he teaches about Augmented Reality, Gamification and Trendwatching as innovation tools. Wanting to broaden your horizon or your innovation toolkit? Come and have a chat with him.