What happened to law clinics in lockdown?

Hugh McFaul is Co-Director of the Law School’s Open Justice Centre and Module Chair of ‘Justice in Action’ (W360). The disruption caused by Covid-19 has had far reaching impacts and required all of us to adapt to life’s challenges under lockdown. University law clinics are no exception and law academics and clinic supervisors have had to act fast andContinue reading “What happened to law clinics in lockdown?”

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Hilary connects with a global audience

Dr Hilary Collins is based in Executive Education as a Senior Lecturer in Corporate Programmes. Following the recent publication of her blog by Wonkhe, Hilary was also interviewed on ‘The experience of teaching during a pandemic’ as part of the Expert Talks for Cumulus Connects. Cumulus is the only global association to serve art and designContinue reading “Hilary connects with a global audience”

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Video highlights from our masterclass – Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?

During our masterclass in Hemel Hempstead on 11 October, Penny Asher, Director, Executive Education at OUBS hosted David Mudd of BSI and Dr Peter Bloom of OUBS at this event to explore the challenges of working smart with disruptive technologies and intelligence. Dr Bloom’s presentation asked “Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution andContinue reading “Video highlights from our masterclass – Disruptive Technologies and Intelligence: Business Opportunity or Threat?”

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Innovation quarter summary report

To conclude the Business Perspectives innovation quarter, we have created a summary report that offers diverse ideas and insights about innovation – a snapshot of perspectives from around the globe. We invite you to download and share the report and please send us any comments.  We will create a similar summary report following the strategyContinue reading “Innovation quarter summary report”

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Ten things businesses should know about what innovation is and isn’t

Guest blogger: Sarah Platts, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus, Change Consultant at FreshNetworks Innovation is a common topic of debate and strategy in most businesses (be they new or well established). In the current economic climate, and with the huge potential of the likes of social media data, brands are increasingly looking at innovationContinue reading “Ten things businesses should know about what innovation is and isn’t”

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Innovation and technology: the challenge

Guest blogger: Professor James Fleck, Professor of Innovation Dynamics at The Open University Business School. At the beginning of the Innovation Masterclass, I proposed to run a challenge for examples of an innovation that does not involve technology. Definition of innovation: “Innovation is the practical implementation of a new idea or invention for intended economicContinue reading “Innovation and technology: the challenge”

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Video highlights of Innovation Masterclass

What is innovation? – Professor James Fleck Innovation and technology – Adrian Simpson, SAP & Imran Razzaq, Microsoft  Innovation and leadership – Ken Keir, Honda Motor Europe & David Harrison, True Potential

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Honda and the joy of engineering

Guest blogger: Bridget Grenville-Cleave, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus, MAPP graduate of the University of East London, is a UK-based positive psychology consultant, trainer and writer   I recently had the privilege of attending an Open University Business School Masterclass and networking event at which Ken Keir, the Executive Vice President of Honda Motor Europe,Continue reading “Honda and the joy of engineering”

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Innovation Masterclass Webinar Tuesday 4 December 2012

Following the successful Innovation Masterclass held in London on 15 November we are holding a free webinar on Tuesday 4 December at 19.00. The webinar will offer our global alumni network the opportunity to hear video perspectives on innovation from many of the event’s speakers. The facilitated event will also allow delegates to participate inContinue reading “Innovation Masterclass Webinar Tuesday 4 December 2012”

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