Psychometric validation of a tool for Innovation Competencies Development and Assessment using a mixed-method design

Dr. René Butter and Wilke van Beest, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

The European Commission states that innovation is the main driver of economic growth in the EU. Accordingly, also universities of applied sciences are challenged to support students in developing their innovation skills. This effort is not limited to universities, but continues in business. The FINCODA (Framework for Innovation Competencies and Assessment) barometer is a formative online self-assessment tool for students and professionals that serves as a boundary object between the worlds of education and business

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An innovation process – competences needed to make it succeed

Meiju Räsänen, Ari Putkonen and Liisa Kairisto-Mertanen, Turku.

Higher education represents a critical factor in innovation and human capital development on society, curricula and individual levels. As a learning outcome individual competence consists of knowledge, skills and attitudes.

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How to educate somebody to be innovative? – Developing and measuring innovation competences in university-company co-operation

Taru Penttilä, Sami Lyytinen, Turku.

All sectors of the economy underline the importance of innovations. For creating new innovations we need individuals that are capable to participate in diverse everyday innovation processes.

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Hoe herkent u innovators in uw organisatie?

Wilke van Beest en René Butter, HU, Utrecht.

There is no valid measurement tool that can measure innovative capacity and thereby explicitly takes into account the relationship between the practice, education and the additional environmental factors.

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Needs Analysis in all Partner Companies: Current Practices, Gaps and Challenges

Sue Baines et. al.m MMU.

Work Package 2 is entitled “Needs analysis in all partner companies”. Its remit is to assess, analyse and report on perceptions of innovation, and the competencies necessary to achieve it, from the perspective of organisations as employers of innovators.

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