L’institut interdisciplinaire de l’innovation (i3), qui rassemble les chercheurs du CERNA, du CGS et du CSI de Mines ParisTech et du département de Sciences Economiques et Sociales de Télécom ParisTech, a le plaisir de vous convier à la conférence « Cooperating for innovation: devices for collective exploration » qui se tiendra le 2 décembre à Télécom ParisTech (46 rue Barrault, 75013 Paris).

Vous trouverez ci-dessous une présentation succincte de la conférence et le programme complet en pièce jointe ainsi que sur le site internet de la conférence :


Programme de la journée 


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1st Interdisciplinary Innovation Conference “Cooperating for innovation: devices for collective exploration”

Paris, 2 December 2013


Conference theme

Innovation activities face a threefold challenge today: they build on the advancement of science and include an increasingly strong technological component; they involve a growing number of actors, among whom large corporations, high-technology start-ups, public research organizations, and user associations; they are to take into account various stakeholders’ concerns which extend beyond a mere economic or financial logic. In other words, innovation becomes – or at least attempts to become – increasingly disruptive, open, and responsible. The uncertainty inherent to innovation hence bears not only on the odds of success, but also on the nature of scientific knowledge to build and leverage, on the identity of partners to enroll, and on the evaluation criteria to rely on. Marked by this threefold uncertainty, innovation regimes pertain to the exploration of new possibilities, rather than the exploitation of things already known, as James March famously put it.

The conference will investigate new forms of organizing collective action given the uncertainty inherent in exploratory innovation. This issue will be addressed through the analysis of practices and devices that are put forward and tried out to equip collective exploration activities.


Scientific committee

Luis Araujo (Lancaster University), François-Xavier De Vaujany (Université Paris-Dauphine), Maria Elmquist (ChalmersUniversity of Technology), Valérie Fernandez (TELECOM ParisTech), Peter Karnoe (Aalborg University), Christian Licoppe (TELECOM ParisTech), Alexandre Mallard (MINES ParisTech), Yann Ménière (MINES ParisTech), Stefan Meisiek (Copenhagen Business School), Ashveen Peerbaye (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée), Sophie Pène (ENSCI), Julien Pénin (Université de Strasbourg), Cristina Rossi Lamastra (Politecnico di Milano), Benoît Weil (MINES ParisTech)



8h30-9h               Participants welcome / coffee

9h-9h15               Welcome (Amphi Estaunié)

Yves Poilane, Director, Telecom ParisTech, and Matthieu Glachant, Director, Interdisciplinary Institute on Innovation (i3)

9h15-10h             Plenary session (Amphi Estaunié)

Charles Baden-Fuller (Cass Business School): “Business models: A challenging agenda”

10h-10h30          Coffee break (Hall Barrault)

10h30-12h30      Thematic parallel sessions (1)

Session 1: Users and design (Amphi Estaunié)

Session 2:  Alternative forms of collective exploration (Room Rubis)

Session 3: Managing exploration (Room Jade)

12h30-14h          Lunch (Hall Barrault)

14h-14h45          Plenary session (Amphi Estaunié)

Bill Gaver (Goldsmiths, University of London): “Polyphony in design”

14h45-15h15      Coffee break (Hall Barrault )

15h15-17h45      Thematic parallel sessions (2)

Session 4: Collective exploration practices (Amphi Estaunié)

Session 5: Framing collective exploration (Room Rubis)

Session 6: Design: sharing concepts (Room Jade)

Session 7: Organizing for collective exploration (Room B603)

17h45-18h          Next steps for the I3 community (Amphi Estaunié)

18h                        Cocktail (Hall Barrault)