Founded in 2008, the Knowledge Center for Innovation’s vision is to enhance innovation by promoting research of knowledge on innovation, disseminating it among researchers, students, managers and practitioners, and implementing it in organizations to enhance economic growth, personal growth and well-being.
The Knowledge Center aims to serve as a provoking factor that impacts the research- industry, and policy-making innovation initiatives. The Center initiates and supports innovation programs to enhance innovation at all levels - individual, team, organization, national and global levels.
The Center develops, promotes and implements research-grounded methodology and tools along the process of innovation, from problem identification, to idea generation and selection, and through implementation and market penetration. The Center encourages and facilitates open innovation through cooperation between local and global organizations, between academia, industry, and policy makers, and via virtual and face-to-face interactive innovation forums.
The journey of the idea:
The KCI model for stimulating and managing the innovation process follows the journey of ideas. It is a multi-phase, non-linear process for progressing from the ideation phase to the implementation phase, back to the ideation phase and vice versa.
At each of the stages innovation might be needed in the form of new technology, products, processes, business models or management.
This model serves as a guide for KCI initiatives. All our initiatives aim to change the mindset from a focus on a day-to-day "fire-fighting" to a future orientation, envisioning where the enterprise should be in order to become an industry leader. Our initiatives aim at sharing new knowledge with the organizations, assimilating it and utilizing it in innovative projects.