The distant work has not slowed down the process of discussing and identifying innovations of the IoTCrawler. On the contrary, we have decided to break new ground by zooming in on the most valuable results, in online workshop formats.
The exploitation process, which has taken place this fall is a result of a shared responsibility between OdinS and the City of Aarhus. The thorough process is a direct continuation of conversations about the EU Innovation Radar and the work which was carried out earlier in this year, focused on fulfilling its goals. We set out to further explore this:
We believe that we are part of an extrodinarily innovative environment, which has brought us far. Looking back, what have we achieved? What does our innovator capacity look like from the inside?
Under normal circumstances, we would have completed the coworking part of the process in a physical meeting, with the advantage of looking each other in the eye and having a real-life conversation. This however, usually means limitied time and often skimping on analysis. By looking into online workshop formats, we have had the time to work indepth with the innovations that already show a lot of potential and those that were more surprising.
And the success of online workshopping was surprising. We combined Blackboard – a learning tool provided by University of Murcia and the environment MURAL with courtesy of the City of Aarhus. This created the opportunity to talking in groups and analysing the results afterwards at a distance.