I was asked by Shaping Tomorrow to write some trend alerts for one of its partners, Innovation Management. Here’s how they describe themselves on their website:

InnovationManagement.se (IM) was first launched in the Swedish language in 2009. Based out of Lund, the founders recognized very early an unfulfilled need in the market for knowledge, training and inspiration on how to manage innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

I wrote three posts, summarised here.

21st Century Learning Tipping Point – When?

May 02, 2012

The legacy of the industrial education model is strong. There is little dispute that the model must change at a system level, but progress towards and evolution of the needed changes are still glacially slow. Inspiring examples of a 21st century model are present today, but the imperative to build an education model that is open, connected, engaged and personalised has not yet reached its tipping point.

Healthy and Sustainable Tourism

Jul 25, 2012

In a global world, we can travel for leisure to practically any part of any country, if we have the money and the time. Our expectations of how, where and why we travel continue to change as technology allows us to plan, connect, share and experience destinations in new ways. Yet, travel brings with it health risks for us and increased risk of disease spread. Emerging technologies also signal new ways of thinking about tourism, and the potential to allow us to have rich, immersive tourist experiences without leaving home – with the added benefit of reducing health risks.

Innovation Ahead for Higher Education

Aug 29, 2012

Higher education is facing unprecedented levels of change – MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) providing remote access, new providers developing new approaches, students’ expectations and demands rising. These changes will increase competition and require radical innovation from existing organisations in order to survive.