From the monthly archives:

March 2012

Elevate Sweden and Scandinavia with Lean Startups

March 30, 2012

MORE ACTION Sweden and Scandinavia is innovating with a goal-oriented leadership and open environments. That is good, but to maximize the innovation power Sweden and the Scandinavian countries need to add a little bit of MacGyver. For some time, we have measured and evaluated a large number of companies’ and organizations’ innovation ability with a […]

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Lady Gaga takes innovation to avant-garde levels

March 23, 2012

How offers become almost impossible to copy WHAT ARE YOU SELLING? By understanding what you are actually selling, you can find your unique abilities and become sustainably competitive. Sitting on the plane home from Monaco and have just, together with some Bearing colleagues, run our innovation management program at Monaco’s business school and the MBA program […]

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Beyond “Triple Helix” – towards “Quad Helix”

March 22, 2012

In this blog post, we present our views on the challenges with the Triple-Helix model for innovation system development and we present the Quad Helix approach which we have found to be more efficient and true to real life challenges. The ideas in the blog post are developed by Christer Asplund and Jörgen Eriksson in […]

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Executive training in Place Management for SISP

March 22, 2012

March 21-22, Bearing has given an executive training course in place management for the Swedish incubators and science parks organization. The venue was Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg. The executive training was attended by the science parks in western Sweden and focused on the importance of place management. During the two-day session, we have had […]

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IASP Africa Conference

March 19, 2012

Last week I attended the International Association of Science Park’s (IASP) conference in Windhoek, Namibia. I was very impressed by the organisation (thank you to Christian Toelg and to Dagmar Honsbein from the Namibia Business Innovation Centre) and by the quality of the speakers and their talks. I was awestruck by Luis Sanz’, the Director […]

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IMP3rove Seminar in Stockholm – live report

March 19, 2012

Just entered my seat at the 4th International IMP³rove Roundtable in Stockholm andAndreas Uhmeier  – Head of Business Unit for Innovation at ALMI is giving the welcome speech. It will be exiting to listen, as a lot of EU Innovation experts are present. Later today the Innovation Radar will be presented which is parallel initiative to the Innovation Navigator, a […]

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What business can learn from organized crime and 2500 years old Chinese art of war

March 14, 2012

The thought might be provoking; however, organized crimes and Chinese art of war have things in common and might serve as inspiration for modern business strategies in order to cope with today’s hypercompetitive markets. The idea that business can learn from the unseemly related subjects is intriguing and highly relevant. Sun Tzu and other more […]

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Innovation in Place Management

March 4, 2012

Along with Place Branding and Place Development, successful Place Management is fundamental to the process to achieve Place Excellence. During the last few decades Place Management has developed from a few simple quantifiable elements into the complex art of attraction develop­ment. This means that, besides tangible and hard factors that are easy to measure, a […]

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Do clusters of competence really matter?

March 1, 2012

In a world of increasing mobility of goods, people and ideas, do clusters of competencies n cities and regions really matter? This was the question DG Enterprise in the European Commission asked last year. Key experts in Bearing answered this question in a study for the commission and Jan Annerstedt, Professor at Copenhagen Business School […]

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Talent Hunt

March 1, 2012

Once again Bearing is in the press with an interview with Christer Asplund. This time in the Swedish Chamber of Commerce´s magazine – Handelskammartidningen. To read the interview about talent attraction according to the principles laid down by Bearing (“Talent Hunt” on page 15-17, in Swedish), please follow the link here

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