Research projects

Collaborative Innovation Blocs

Project manager: Niklas Elert

The research project highlights the fact that innovation processes are inherently collaborative, with key collaborations taking place within systems of innovations that we label collaborative innovation blocs. The entrepreneur may be the instigator of an innovative project but is, to succeed, dependent on several complementary economic skills that can be found in the innovation bloc. Successful innovation comes about when the people possessing the relevant skills are brought together: In addition to the entrepreneur, these are early- and late-stage financiers, key personnel, and customers. If innovations are to have a high probability of success, each of these skills must be present in the economy to a sufficient degree.


International cooperation

Visiting researchers

Collaborating with others is essential for IFN as a research institute. Our researchers co-author articles with colleagues from other institutes, and many also teach at various universities and colleges.

As part of our extensive program of guest researchers, leading international researchers visit the institute. The visitors present and pursue their research as well as interact and cooperate with researchers at IFN.

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