An innovation landscape defines the city context and how it responds to affect its’ innovation management capacity. As a city is a key enabler in the process of making a city smarter, district by district, it is essential for a city to work on innovation management.
The IRIS project looked at how to measure the innovation ecosystem performance of its own cities – analysing the Technical Innovation System and entrepreneurial ecosystem of a city in collaboration with the University of Nice and the Utrecht University.
Their research generates spider graphs, showing areas where a city is strong and areas where the city needs to make improvements if the ambition is to create a more innovative eco-system.
To get a deeper understanding of how a city is constructed to handle innovation management, IMCG International also interviewed the IRIS city authorities, using a set of questions, influenced by the IMProve method. The discussions focused on innovation strategy, innovation culture, factors enabling innovation etc.
IRIS City innovation management performance and roadmaps
Consult the complete deliverable that outlines presents tools for innovation management as well as for mapping a city’s innovation ecosystem as a basis to accelerate replication.