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