To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science....

- Albert Einstein

Why This Journal?

The purpose of this new on-line journal, CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, or CIJ, is to provide an open platform and a data depository for the socio-economic innovation research. CIJ is interested in the social dimensions of experimentation in innovation. In particular, CIJ aims at increasing our understanding of

 what, how, why, when, and where people innovate and

 what, how, why, when, and where innovations are created, adopted, used, modified, and discarded and

 how innovations are managed, directed, governed, or influenced.

The level of analysis can be a single human or on pan-national policy level. This renders the key feature of CIJ being cross-disciplinary in nature. CIJ seeks original, empirical, experimental research results studying innovation within any field of scientific inquiry, be it psychology, management, chemistry, physics, electronics, information technology, social studies or interdisciplinary thereof.

What is IdeaSquare?

A dedicated facility, Ideasquare, has been recently created at CERN for further experimentation in innovation. It brings together detector R&D projects looking ahead into new technologies potentially useful for its next-generation physics experiments and current improvements, as well as cross-disciplinary MSc-level student teams coming from product design, business management and various fields of engineering. The MSc-student teams are given society-driven, user-centric innovation challenges and they are physically embedded together the scientific R&D teams working on new detection and imaging concepts. Systematic data is being collected of these student projects and the results are being made public on the new on-line platform. Authors are invited and encouraged to offer results and recommendations from other, related research for suggested future use at IdeaSquare.

Why is Experimentation Important?

Without experimentation, no real innovation is possible. The process of innovation can be as important as its products and other results. Read more...

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