Dis-locating innovation: Studying the spatiotemporal conditions of innovation in floating practices

By Iulian Barba Lata, MSc
Innovation processes are highly volatile and defined by complex interplays of material and symbolic factors. The space-time arrangements mobilized in these processes are no exception, since innovation protocols are increasingly relying on external knowledge sources, as a new strategy to gain competitive advantage.

Through my research, I study how the spatiotemporal conditions of innovation processes are played out by different practices concerning the relation between centre and periphery, inclusion and exclusion. The case studies’ analysis is targeting practices located both in the Netherlands and Eastern Europe, with the objective to offer a valuable feedback for the actors involved in the process of innovation policy making.

prof. Claudio Minca Martijn Duineveld