Generating Energy together with Essent

Change happens fast in the energy market, which is why collaborations between companies and bright, innovative minds at universities can also be a winning combination. UMIO’s student hackathon with energy supplier showed exactly that.

Improvisation for Resilience: Lessons from Jazz

Though organisations are addicted to reliability, routines, formal planning and control, our well-being will increasingly rest on disciplined spontaneity, fast learning from smart failures and agile execution through minimal structures.

What can Management Learn from Medicine?

How confident are we that today’s management practices would survive clinical testing? Management seems remarkably casual about testing the efficacy of its practices, but this needs to change, write Rob James MBE and Jules Goddard.

Humanistic Management for an Entrepreneurial Society

The best monument to COVID-19 would be to follow Peter Drucker’s lead and create an ‘entrepreneurial society’ in which the capacity to self-renew is widely shared by individuals, institutions and society, says EFMD’s Richard Straub.

Maastricht Reimagined

Maastricht wants to know how its citizens would like to see the city in 2040. “It should look beyond what it is and explore what it could be. Sometimes this means letting go of old values and exploring new ones,” says design thinker Damien Nunes.

It’s Not Companies That Innovate, It’s The People In Them

When innovation has power and legitimacy, it is easier for innovation teams to build collaborative relationships with their colleagues in the core business, says Tendayi Viki; corporate innovation expert and Associate Partner at Strategyzer.

Discovering Value for the Customer and the Organisation

Base your product or service on the wrong assumptions and you’ll soon be wasting time, energy and money. Prototyping is an essential step in the design thinking process and the best way to learn more about your customers and improve your ideas.

Ideation and Creativity Make Your Business Future Proof

For your business to stay relevant in future, you need to detect key trends and truly understand your customers’ needs. Carmen Vonken, project leader at UMIO’s Service Science Factory, shares some simple yet effective techniques to boost creativity.

5 Tips to Boost your Organisation’s Creativity

It is a myth that the best innovations just ‘happen’ from the ideas of a few creative geniuses. So, how do you get your ideas to have real impact? We provide five practical tips you can implement now to boost your organisation’s creativity.

Proud of Family-run Businesses

In collaboration with MKB Limburg, the organisation for small and medium-sized businesses in the province, Maastricht University has set up a special project for family-led companies, designed for organisations with up to 50 employees.