Lectures and seminars LIME talks: Exaptive innovation - repurposing drugs, with James Barlow

14-06-2022 Add to iCal
Campus Solna Inghesalen, Tomtebodavägen 18A

Product innovation – the creation of value-adding novelty can be achieved in two ways – by generating new forms or new functions.

The first, which we call Mode 1, consists of the development of a new form usually tasked to provide a new or improved function. The second, Mode 2, skips the development of a new form and seeks instead new functions in already existing forms. Mode 2 thus implies polyfunctionality, the presence of additional functions in existing forms.

Most research and practice concerns Mode 1. There is some research on Mode 2 innovation, but it is still relatively peripheral. ‘Exaptation’, a term coined in 1982 in evolutionary biology to describe the emergence of new functions in existing forms, is minor in both the evolutionary biology and innovation literatures.

Presenters: James Barlow, Professor at Imperial College Business School.
Björn Arvidsson, Managing director at STUNS Life Science.

Host: Patrik Hidefjäll, Unit for Bioentrepreneurship, LIME, KI.

Attend at Campus Solna, Inghesalen, Tomtebodavägen 18 and via Zoom.

Time: 3 pm - 4.30 pm.


Patrik Hidefjäll Affiliated to Research