Floor Blindenbach-Driessen, PhD
At the engineering firm I worked for at the time, my interest in innovation management was triggered when I observed an abundance of innovative ideas of which few made it to practice. This observation drove me to obtain my PhD, develop an approach to innovation that works, and start Organizing4Innovation LLC.
Organizing4Innovation helps established organizations create new revenue streams through innovation and new business development, so they can make a difference for their clients and in the world.
I have assisted innovators in their innovation efforts in large and small engineering firms, system integrators, information technology firms, consultancies, law firms, research centers health care organizations. I have also supported startups in entrepreneurship programs like ICAP and NSF I-Corps.
I teach courses related to innovation management and new business development for executive education programs around the globe. My research focuses on the innovation challenges and opportunities in the professional services and has appeared in Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, the Journal of Medical Practice Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and the PDMA Essentials.