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The Reaearch Area Innovation Sciences

Innovation Sciences at Halmstad University is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, learning, corporate governance, management, business development and marketing, especially from an international perspective and includes studies of how internal and external factors affecting innovation processes and how ideas become successful on the market.

Since the 1960s, the scientific study of innovations, ie downgrades, diffusion and use of new technologies, products, processes, services or organizational solutions developed into an increasingly independently and in an academic context accepted research and teaching.

The area of innovation science emergence can be described in terms of economic development and changes in business and society at large. New scientific knowledge, technological development and related new products, services and business models create a need to bridge and integrate traditional academic subjects and develop new academic disciplines.

Innovation Science designates an area where knowledge and understanding of the processes and dynamics of innovations can be developed and thus support industry and society in the future development of innovation and economic growth. This is done by developing new products and services, new technologies, new business models, the emergence of new knowledge-intensive industries and, not least, by the renewal of social functions.

Innovation Research is a research and teaching area where diverse subjects work together around the common phenomenon of innovation. Innovation Science is an applied research field where proximity to practice and empirical phenomena are of central importance as the basis for research and knowledge. Innovations seen in a broader perspective, as both products and processes, services and organizational innovations.


The area of innovation science at Halmstad University has a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, learning, corporate governance, management, business development and marketing, especially from an international perspective.

It includes studies of how internal and external factors affecting innovation processes and how ideas achieve success in the market that is becoming innovations

This may involve studying the management of development processes in order to achieve its strategic goals or studies of market or other external conditions for the contractor, company, region or industrial innovation and economic growth.

Updated 2015-03-19