The project develops in partnership with STRATE, School of Design, and in relation with the CPI program
The newPIC chair jointly develops with STRATE, School of Design, a research project about the handling of creative ideas when produced out of the firms' boundaries. The research project investigates actual students' projects developed in the Paris-based CPI program [Creation of Innovative Products], initiated by STRATE, ESSEC, and Centrale Paris. The project aims at understanding how novel approaches based on design-based conception methods make sense for, and are appropriated by the industry.
CPI projects are appraised as boundary objects with multiple characteristics. The investigation focuses on how individuals in the inddustry mobilize the boundary objects, and on how the boundary objects insert in organizational practices. The project aims a providing a better understanding of creative processes, in an economy where open innovation approaches generalize and disseminate in all sectors.
This research investigates students' projects in relation with different firms: