The newPIC chair specializes in the investigation of the micro-foundations of innovation and creativity: it addresses the emergence of new ideas and their appropriation by actors and stakeholders; it also covers the whole process of value creation.

Innovation represents a key dimension of competition for both territories and the industry. The management of innovation has been sharply transformed by the perspectives introduced by the economy of knowledge. From the emergence of new ideas to value creation, repositioning the management of innovation has become a necessity. Change locates a multiple levels: structures and processes, individual and collective practices in the industry, in territories and in ecosystems.

These new perspectives require a comprehensive investigation of the new drivers ruling upon the management of innovation and the transfer of key knowledge assets, at individual and collective levels. Such an evolution in the industry also impacts the role of public policies, and the tools mobilized for supporting innovation and creativity. They incur new approaches for the appraisal of the role of territories, and of collective initiatives in ecosystems.

The newPIC chair investigates the specificities of contexts, territories and industry sectors in order to singularize innovation processes, best practices and business models. Different contexts and application domains are covered: cosmetics, kitchen appliances or aeronautics, Space, Defense and Security.

Team

Valérie MERINDOL

Professor

David W. Versailles

Professor

The newPIC chair follows a triple activity

Initial education at the Paris School of Business, and executive education, at Bachelor-Master-Doctorate levels.

We focus on the topics in relation with the management of innovation and creativity; Research projects and expertise missions supporting private and public actors on the evolution of innovation and creativity processes, with the implementation of action research projects and the organization and facilitation of brainstorming groups; Diffusion of results in academic networks (contrbution to conferences, publication in journals and in books), in institutional networks (preparation of "white papers" or research monographs), and in industry-related networks (blogs and newsletters aimed at the industry or at wide dissemination).

Dual-use innovation (Fr MoD)

The newPIC chair has been commissioned a research project by the French Ministry of Defense, and has investigated dual-use innovation and technologies in the Defense and Aerospace industry.
The project has developed in partnership with THALES. We are now working for the dissemination of research results

Design & Innovation (CPI) with STRATE

The research project investigates how the industry appropriates new original ideas, in reference to the projects developed in the CPI program for the creation of innovative products.
The project develops in close cooperation with STRATE, School of design (and member of the Studyalis group, with ESGMS).

Expert group about OpenLabs

The newPIC chair and ANRT's FutuRIS platform have launched an expert group investigating the advantages of OpenLabs in the innovation process from the twofold perspective of public policies, and of large global firms in the industry.
The expert group elaborates on experiences with FabLabs, IdeasLabs, LivingLabs, etc.