Innovation Office supports innovation and entrepreneurship originating from BTH’s staff, researchers and students.
Innovation and the application of research is a natural part of BTH’s operations and is a continuous activity. With the of Innovation Office this can be improved.
Today, six people work at Innovation Office. They have different areas of responsibility – from communication with students and the development of innovative models, to hands-on support to the innovator.
Process for innovation
Innovation is not magic, it is often a combination of good ideas, structured work and finding good support to implement the innovation.
At Innovation Office, we work with some basic elements that can best be described in three phases:
- Generate – innovate to find the solution to the recognized problem.
- Evaluate – the phase in which the intended solution is tested to see if it meets expectations and is deemed viable.
- Implement – create an opportunity for the idea to reach its customers and final users.
How this is implemented differs depending on the type of idea, who is the originator and how the team behind the idea wants to move forward. A good start is to contact the Innovation office to find out more.
Supporting your ideas
Innovation Office can help in all three phases mentioned above, either through its own support and cooperation with other parties, such as Blekinge Business Incubator (BBI), Innovation Office South and others.
No situation is the same, therefore we adapt and try to help the innovator. We jointly identify the need and help drive the idea forward. We can give coaching through the innovation process, financial contribution where applicable or contact with the appropriate network for instance.
As staff or student at BTH, you have great opportunities to develop your thoughts on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Innovation JAM 15 November 17:15-20:00
For easy contact with Innovation Office, we’ve created Idélinjen!
Idélinjen is a recurring event every other Thursday between 9:45 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. (uneven weeks) that anyone can join to discuss a business idea you’re considering. On the one hand, you meet us who work with Innovation Office and our colleagues from BBI but also others who are in the same situation as you. We will adapt our support to suit the stage you are in right now and also guide you forward.
A good result that can come from Idélinjen is that we know your thoughts and that a personal meeting is booked to take the next step!
We always meet at the same link: https://bth.zoom.us/j/64793190879
Dates for our meetings are 30 September, 14 October, 28 October, 11 November, 25 November, and 9 December and then we take a break over the holidays and are back in spring.
Within Innovation Office, two externally funded projects are currently managed, which are largely the basis of our funding. In addition to these projects, we also receive some funding from Innovation Office South in order to provide our support.
PreInk refers to pre-incubation. The focus of the project is to create a large volume of potential innovations and entrepreneurs who test their thoughts and ideas. The project is aimed at the broad population, but BTH focuses on our students, researchers and staff.
GASS is the abbreviation for Game Accelerate South Sweden. The ambition is to strengthen the conditions for gaming-related companies in both the regions of Skåne and Blekinge. This is driven by the desire to make southern Sweden a recognized gaming hub.
The mission of Innovation Office South (IKS) is to support innovation and the use of research at higher education institutions in the area. This means, IKS is supporting Blekinge Institute of Technology and Kristianstad University.