#EoI - The Future of Innovation Processes

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#EoI - The Future of Innovation Processes

with Hila Lifshitz-Assaf

By TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (TUW i²c)

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, May 11 · 11am - 1pm CEST


Seminarroom CHEG Gußhausstraße 25-25a 1040 Vienna Austria

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

In this workshop, Prof Hila Lifshitz Assaf will take you through the changes in the process of scientific and technological innovation and knowledge production in the digital age. Expect to be challenged with new ways of organizing the production of knowledge and innovation: combining domain experts, crowds, and AI.

We will discuss and practice a research-based framework for professionals when technologies disrupt their work (such as online labor markets and AI).

About the speaker

Professor Lifshitz-Assaf’s research focuses on developing an in-depth empirical and theoretical understanding of the micro-foundations of scientific and technological innovation and knowledge creation processes in the digital age. She explores how the ability to innovate is being transformed, as well as the challenges and opportunities the transformation means for R&D organizations, professionals and their work. She conducted an in-depth 3-year longitudinal field study of NASA’s experimentation with open innovation online platforms and communities, resulting in a scientific breakthrough. This study received the best dissertation Grigor McClelland Award at the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) 2015, Best Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ) paper based on dissertation (2018) and Best published paper elected by organizational communication and information systems division of Academy of Management (2018).

She investigates new forms of organizing for the production of scientific and technological innovation such as crowdsourcing, open source, open online innovation communities, Wikipedia, hackathons, makeathons, etc. Her work received the prestigious INSPIRE grant from the National Science Foundation and has been presented and taught at a variety of institutions including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, INSEAD, Wharton, London Business School, Bocconi, IESE, UCL, UT Austin, Columbia and Carnegie Mellon. Her work was recognized to have a strong impact on the industry; She received the Industry Studies Association Frank Giarrantani Rising Star award and the Industry Research Institute grant for research on R&D.

Hila Lifshitz-Assaf: https://www.hilalifshitz.com/

About the Engines of Innovation Series

The Engines of Innovation Series organized by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) is a format that offers workshops to scientists who are seeking to broaden their horizons in the field of innovation and healthy high performance. These workshops are free of charge to scientists from all faculties and institutes of TU Wien. Registration required.


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