In business environment, ideas that create value are basically commercial, organizational and technological. Having ideas is relatively simple; having good ideas is not so easy. And having the ability to generate continuously good ideas and turn them into products and services to commercial success in the market, is a strategic challenge for companies.
A great example is UNHCR innovation, which works collaboratively with refugees, academia and the private sector to creatively address challenges faced by uprooted or stateless people worldwide. Through their Innovation Labs they launch, support, and develop projects with aim to constantly refine the solution, get feedback from the end-user and iterate.
Creativity and innovation always comes from the individuals, collaboration and knowledge sharing between their different disciplines. The future will result from the combination of ideas, mix and reinterpret knowledge from different fields until that moment unconnected, to generate products and services, and adding value to the market and society solutions.
UNHCR innovation is an inter-divisional initiative launched within the UN Refugee Agency in 2012.
Post written by Carmen Rafecas.