The Owls Foundation features in Innovatie met Impact, the Vita Valley annual report for 2014.
VitaValley participated in another Noaber Foundation member’s project. The Owls Foundation examined the failure and success factors in innovation and breakthrough processes in numerous sectors ranging from politics and social media to agriculture and renewable energy and including healthcare. Their research led to the identification nine creative, operational and environmental factors essential for successful strategic innovation.
The Owls Foundation’s research has resulted in the publication of its first book, Breakthrough: From Innovation to Impact, in which leaders from politics, business and science share their insights on successful innovation.
VitaValley was part of the editorial board and was also a major contributor to the book. In early 2015 Dutch State Secretary of Healthcare Mr Martin van Rijn Martin van Rijn received his first copy from Owls Chairman Henk van den Breemen.
The Owls’ identification of the success factors of innovation and their underlying innovation model mean that there are now practical guidelines for future innovation processes in healthcare and welfare. In these sectors, “vision” is generally highly developed and should be recognised as a success factor. Insights such as these that can be used to support our partners involved in the development of innovation for better care.