Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS IDÉLABORATORIET?
Idélaboratoriet is a consulting company specializing in creativity and innovation. Idélaboratoriet was founded in 2000.

WHAT DOES IDÉLABORATORIET DO?
Idélaboratoriet works in the field of creativity and innovation. We create value for our clients for example through innovation strategy planning, facilitation of creative processes, training programs in professional idea creation and implementation of digital idea management solutions.

WHAT DOES "IDÉLABORATORIET" MEAN?
Idélaboratoriet is Swedish for The Idea Lab.

WHERE IS IDÉLABORATORIET LOCATED?
Idélaboratoriet was founded in Sweden and has its headquarters in Malmö in southern Sweden, but works with clients worldwide.

WHAT DOES CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION REALLY MEAN?
Idélaboratoriet likes to say that creativity is a process of getting original ideas that have some sort of value and innovation is the profitable implementation of creativity.

HOW DO YOU CONTACT IDÉLABORATORIET?
Call +46 734 340031. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a discussion on how we can help your organization!

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#20 Want a Nobel Prize?

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The Serious Innovation Newsletter #20

Of all the acknowledged prizes around the world, there is only one that has the unofficial title: World Championship in creativity and knowledge… The Nobel Prize. So of course one way of finding out how to be creative is to study the winners of the Nobel Prize and see if there are any solutions to be found. The Swedish professor Gunnar Törnqvist did just that. Here is some of what he could decipher…

1. Moving around is good for your creative spirit and innovative potential! Very few of the award winners were born where they created their big deeds. They kept moving and picking up parts of the puzzle here and there. So hit the road, Jack!

2. 20 % of the Nobel Prize winner’s were Jewish. So if you want become a prize nominee, maybe you should change religion?

3. Studies of the winner’s biographies showed that a demanding it was common with a home environment where a good education and intellectual success was honored. So stimuli as well as discipline are part of the recipe!

4. Many award nominees came from families where the bonds were strong and the mothers usually functioned as strong, driving forces of keeping the family together. So maybe everybody should look into a matriarchical approach at home?!

5. Hierarchical structures are not good for the creative process. The climate and structure where the winners found solace was in flat, flexible, almost messy organizational forms.

6. As shown above the English speaking western hemisphere is also dominating the award list. So please write in English and stay close to wealthy west. At least for a while more… when does China move into the lead with its new army of research?

That seems to be the essential. For starters on earth you have approximately one chance in 1.07 billion to win per year (6.4 billion people divided by six prices each year). Get 6 out of 6 of the above and your chances has grown a lot!

So what are you waiting for? 770 persons has gotten the prize so far – is it your turn next?

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