This community of practice helps us learn, share and develop our capabilities to teach, train, and coach innovation management.


The background - The innovation frontier is constantly moving and the role of research is to explore and develop understanding of what is going on at that frontier. But at the same time we need to be able to bring the messages back and share them, building our understanding of what makes for effective innovation management in a changing world. This places emphasis on ‘teaching and coaching’– enabling learning about how to build, sustain and extend innovation management capability. And the process of trying to communicate and share these ideas inevitably raises new questions which feed back into the research agenda.

The challenge - So how do we manage the innovation management teaching, coaching and training challenge? It is not simple – first of all our audiences are diverse, ranging from undergraduate students through to experienced practitioners and policy-makers.  And the range of approaches available to us is equally wide – we can learn from case studies, simulations, reflective exercises, games and online interaction as well as through core conventional lectures. And the media which we can deploy offers a third dimension of variety – from traditional books and papers to audio and video and increasing real-time interaction across social networking space.


Given ISPIM’s commitment to excellence in promoting understanding of innovation management it is appropriate that we focus some of our efforts on sharing and developing our understanding of innovation management teaching in its various forms.  That’s the role of this SIG – to create a community of practice across which we can learn, share and develop our capabilities to teach, coach and train as well as research and to promote close interaction between the these worlds.


This SIG runs in all ISPIM Conferences. We invite regular submissions through the call for papers and organise invited speakers, workshops and networking sessions and journal special issues on hot topics. We also run inter-conference workshops and webinars.





    University of Exeter


  • GLOBAL 2020

    • Gamification for service design and Innovation: ideaChef® method and tool

    • How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

  • VIRTUAL 2020

    • The Flipped Classroom Workshop

    • I.D.E.A.S.: Futuristic Thinking, or how to develop new ventures

    • Teaching & Training Innovation Resources Supermarket 2.0

    • Invited Innovation Managers explore

  • FLORENCE 2019

    • Add Storytelling To Your Portfolio

    • Innovation Managers: who are they, where do they come from and how do we help career development

    • Flying LAB…where innovations take-off

    • Digital Academy: Putting ISPIM Art On Canvas

    • Answering the ‘How’ questions when Teaching & Training for Innovation

    • Teaching & Training Innovation Resources Supermarket 

    • ​Gamified Ideation on Organizational Ambidexterity

    • Gates, Gatekeepers & Keys in Innovation Processes

  • STOCKHOLM 2018

    • Spice-up your innovation teaching & coaching

    • TACIT Future-based learning

    • TACIT Innovation in the Wilds (Peripatetic learning)

    • TACIT Entrepreneur Lab

    • TACIT Design-making

  • VIENNA 2017

    • Responsible Innovation 1 Session

    • Responsible Innovation 2 Session

    • TACIT Innovation Games

    • TACIT Innovation Storytelling

    • TACIT Innovation Theatre

    • TACIT Innovation Project-based learning

  • PORTO 2016

    • Teaching Innovation Session

    • Innovation Tools  Session

    • Gamification Session

    • Coaching Demonstration Session

  • BUDAPEST 2015

    • Coaching Innovation Session

    • Teaching Innovation Session

    • Wiley Workshop

    • Theatre Improvisation Session

  • DUBLIN 2014

    • Gamification & Gaming in Innovation Management 

    • Teaching Innovation Invited Speakers Session

    • Coaching Innovation Invited Speakers Session

  • HELSINKI 2013

    • Gamification & Gaming in Innovation Management 

    • Teaching Innovation Invited Speakers Session

    • Coaching Innovation Invited Speakers Session


    • Gamification in Innovation Workshop - Berlin, (March 2016)

    • Teaching and Coaching Innovation Workshop - Potsdam, Berlin (29/30 September 2014)

    • Teaching and Coaching Innovation Workshop - Barcelona, Spain (19/20 February 2014)

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