Saturday, December 02, 2006

Kurt Linderoos about Innostars

"Last week I participated the IST 2006 conference, Helsinki, Finland." Writes Kurt Linderoos in his blog PERSONAL EU. More than 4000 innovation society professionals from all EU countries and the rest of the world, 3 days with parallell programs, 105 network sessions and workshops, 150 stands spread over 9000 square meters.

We were both there with Kurt representing the open source innovation tradition of Finland. Our initiative is to open up the innovation process and get into and over to cross-border innovation networking. Finland has a great innovation culture, but we are only one promille of the world population. The added value of our innovations can only be found in cross-border and cross-cultural projects.

What an unique chance to choose exactly right themes and minutes for meeting face-to-face the exactly right international team for making them interested in the "Personal EU" idea! Theory and truth are different: Too many interpassive school class presentations, too few opportunities to comments and short 1 slide point of views, too poor capacity to recognize the real key persons.

"I was lucky tp found some exceptional interesting - and interested - individuals and potential project partners." Writes Kurt and I agree. I counted that I had the opportunity to speak with people from all over the world representing over 30 nations, ranging from China to Colombia or from Barcelona to Espoo.

"The challenge now is to take practical interactive steps forward - connecting all essential new resources - not just with me but - with eachothers, to really work out something that is more than a sum of its components. " Blogs Kurt, and I agree.

This week (Nov 29th 2006) my friend Helge Keitel and I started an interactive Google Documents & Spread Sheet document "Innovation Society"/"InnoStar", fully editable by invited experts from different (mostly EU) countries. We started the document from scratch - and today just we 2 have joined it.

The Google Documents is the Writely web based word document platform aquired by Google this autumn. If you are one of those who should be invited, so please let me know - by email or comment to this blog. Successful cooperation! Kurre.

IST Helsinki ACAAL Workshop

PS. If there is below a "very strange" document, it can be a present but closed version of that "InnoStar". The work is in progress all the time.
  • The document is open for collaborative actions
  • We are practicing open source innovation methodology
  • The work is in a continuous progress
  • The first step is a learning experience
  • How to cooperate over long distances

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