Innovation Events & Activities Around the Globe

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Innovation activities around the globe

Here we are delighted to share information on events, workshops, programmes and courses that are of interest in the context of innovation – in the widest sense. For us innovation requires input from as wide a range as possible, whereby anything to do with design, leadership and sustainability is increasingly critical. We are quite certain that there are many more exciting activities happening in the world of innovation, which is why we would be delighted if you wanted to bring them to our attention!

Also, as media partner for these events I occasionally get one or two free tickets.  While some organisers will only allow someone from the ILF to attend, others allow me to give tickets away freely!  So, if there is an event of particular interest to you, it’s worth checking with me ;-).

We are really excited about this one:

Those who know Bettina know how big the bone is that she has to pick with education – at all levels. This is why she is hugely excited by the following program – and not only because she has the pleasure of being part of it ;-). If you are a leader, if you want to understand what’s needed to thrive in the 21st century – and help others thrive too, go and check it out!!

ShiftShape Club

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If you are aware about any exciting, innovation-relevant events we’d love to hear from you!  Particularly if you are the organiser and might like to join the growing community of our media partners.  Interested?  Have a look at our Media Partnership Agreement.

Courses & Programmes

Here we list regularly running Executive & Post Graduate Programmes and Courses we believe are helpful in the context of innovation. If you know any more – good ones, ones that are a little different, ones that prepare for the future rather than the past – please let us know!



Master in Business Innovation



Executive Program in Innovation & Business Creation, Unternehmertum Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM, Munich

Executive Masters: Innovation Leadership,

Institute of Advanced Executive Education. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Newsletter archive

For some of our readers, this is a beacon of light in their flooded inbox. You can find links to recent newsletters below:

💫🎄💝 Three Wishes for the Festive Season – And Beyond 💝🎄💫 23rd December 2020

Why ‘authentic’ is the only way to be 30th September 2020

🔌🔌  What gets in the way of a ‘new normal’​ – 3 disconnects 🔌🔌 1st June 2020

What’s GDP got to do with it? 10th May 2019

What’s the purpose of innovation? 18th February 2019

Why do we innovate? 26th November 2018

Summer fun by the sea? 13th July 2018

🌸 🌷 🌹 Sense-less Progress 🙈   🙉  🙊 4th July 2018

🙉 🐒 How far are you willing to go ? 💉 👽 13th March 2018

🎓🎓 A wish for 2018 – and beyond 🎓🎓 8th January 2018

👧👵👩 Women Matters Matter 👩👵👧 12th November 2017

📈 📉 When going round in circles might be a good thing- Part 2 🌀 🌀 15th September 2017

📈 📉 When going round in circles might be a good thing- Part 1 🌀 🌀 1st September 2017

🐎🐎🏃🏃 Why you need to slow down in order to keep up 🚶🚶🐢🐢 10th July 2017

Interested in reading more?  Links to all our past mailouts are listed here.

We'd love to hear from you

Do you have any questions or thoughts in the context of innovation then please get in touch!

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