Governance of innovation - deploying an architectural framework for innovation of technological systems for energy, security and defence
Abstract: Governance of innovation – deploying an architectural framework for innovation of technological systems for energy, security and defence Innovation has a great deal of attraction but is associated with serious uncertainties and downsides. It is potentially beneficial for growth, sector and industrial development and competitiveness. Innovation brings hope of solving societal challenges, such as climate change and environment protection, and could help secure a supply of energy. Furthermore, it improves resilience and strengthens security and defence.The downside of innovations of some magnitude concern severe transitions and disruptions. Digitisation, with associated net technologies, is an illustrative example of an innovation that creates new services, competitiveness and other benefits which is enormously positive and attractive, while simultaneously dismantles and destroys existing systems, firms and branches, and whole sectors and practices.The thesis deals with promoting innovations at large but specifically systemic, defined as a value-adding (to customers and users) set or convergence of new products/services from technological systems in processes which emerge by evolutionary association and integration of systems transforming businesses, industries and sectors (with disruptions as consequence). Innovations are distinguished by certain structural properties namely systemicitiness. The systemicitiness of innovations suggests a distinct architectural framework that determines the structure of innovations. The purpose of the proposal for an architectural framework for innovation is guidance to governance of innovation. Platform based ecosystems exemplifies an emulation of systemic innovation that aligns with the proposed framework. The framework is distilled from cases, events, patterns, landscapes and models of innovation in the literature, connected with examination of systemicitiness and governance approaches to innovation and innovation processes. The architectural framework is conjected as compatible and complementary to common policies and instruments for innovation and innovation processes as holistic systems engineering, standards and protocols (e.g. ISO/IEC 15288:2015, ISO/IEC 42010:2011, NISP).
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