Innovation booster for knowledge transfer and international collaboration
Public Services & NGOs
Innovation strategy
Applied Methods

→ Co-creation workshop
→ Best practices research
→ Strategy development

Digital tools

3 months

The old Innosuisse support formats to foster knowledge transfer and international collaboration between academia and industry in Switzerland, proved to cause bureaucratic structures and a significant amount of overhead costs, rather than measurable outcomes such as innovative ideas, concepts or products.
Qualitative research
Strategy development
Co-creation workshop

"The world today is more volatile and complex than ever before. Product lifecycles are getting shorter, and customers want customised solutions for their every-day requirements. The "NTN–Innovation Booster" initiative aims to bring together teams at national level from research institutions, economy and society to focus on specific innovation topics and support the generation and testing of particular innovation ideas."



Acting as a sparring partner, Spark Works was able to challenge the old formats in order to co-designed a new knowledge transfer and international collaboration format – the Innovation Booster. By applying state of the art-research from ETH and our expertise in innovation methodology, we were able to provide our client with the knowledge and know-how needed to transform their offering.
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Project Lead
Linda Armbruster
Director Collaborative Innovation
Linda holds an M.A. in Strategic Design from the design akademie berlin. As a trained Design Thinker from the Potsdam and Stanford, co-founder of Spark Works and lecturer at the ETHZ, she builds and leads research and training programs in the private and public sector, blending methods grounded in Human-Centred Design to inform and inspire insight-driven innovation.
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