Innovation Management

Coordinator: Guilherme Ary Plonski, PhD

FEA-USP

Assistant Coordinator: Carlos Augusto Vargas, PhD

FEA-USP

Temas e Líderes:

Ways of stimulating creativity for innovation. Behavioral challenges derived from the risks associated with innovation. Managing organizational changes. Organizational culture and innovation. Managing multidisciplinary teams. Diversity management and innovation. Innovation in times of social media. Other cutting-edge topics related to the theme.

Leader: Lisete Barlach, PhD (EACH-USP)

Knowledge management in technology-intensive organizations and its contribution to innovation. Intellectual property management in companies and scientific-technological institutions (STIs). Technological innovation centers (TICs) and other agents of technology transfer. Strategies and contractual aspects for licensing and commercializing technologies. Valuing technologies. Mapping companies derived from STIs (spin-offs). Other cutting-edge topics related to the theme.

Leader: Ana Lúcia Vitale Torkomian, PhD (UFSCAR)

Organizational configurations and structures for innovation. Managing Research and Development (R&D) centers and units. Solutions, tools, and organizational practices for managing innovation processes. Management for taking advantage of public policies supporting innovation. Management of ST&I programs and projects. Mechanisms for disseminating innovations. Other cutting-edge topics related to the theme.

Leader: Eduardo Pinheiro Gondim de Vasconcellos, PhD (FEA-USP)

Assistant Leader: David Ronco (FEA-USP)

International Co-Leader: Fernando Magalhães Machado (Director of Technology at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Vienna, Austria)

Political and institutional context of Science, Technology, and Innovation (ST&I). National and subnational public policies for promoting innovation. Systems for supporting, incentivizing, and funding ST&I. Evaluating and measuring the impacts of national, regional, and sectoral ST&I policies. Company technological and innovation strategies. ST&I in business and in international relationships. Other cutting-edge topics related to the theme.

Leader: Moacir de Miranda Oliveira Junior, PhD (FEA-USP)

Assistant Leader: Bruno Giovanni Mazzola, PhD (FEA-USP)

Collaborative arrangements of ST&I institutions and businesses. Public-private partnerships for innovation. Open innovation models (e.g., coproduction, co-design, and co-creation). Dynamics of innovation areas (e.g., incubators and accelerators; parks; technology poles and districts). Smart cities. Creative economy. Other cutting-edge topics related to the theme.

Leader: Ana Cláudia Azevedo, PhD (UFV)

Internacional Co-Leader: Camilo Peña Ramírez, PhD (Universidad Central de Chile)

Strategies and practices for sustainable technological innovation (e.g., eco-innovation and eco-design) Innovation within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable innovation metrics. Technology and the challenge of employment. Promoting impact entrepreneurship. Innovation and the third sector. Other cutting-edge topics related to the theme.

Leader: Isak Kruglianskas, PhD (FEA-USP)

Assistant Leader: Vanessa Pinsky, PhD