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Integrated Innovation: Applying Systems Thinking to Sustainable Innovation and Transformation

Sustainable Transformation Lab, Antwerp Management School, Boogkeers 5, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Sustainability 2020, 12(13), 5247; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12135247
Received: 4 May 2020 / Revised: 10 June 2020 / Accepted: 19 June 2020 / Published: 28 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Innovation and Transformation)
Despite allusions to systemic elements in the conception of innovation more generally, and sustainable innovation in particular, the literature generally fails to capture many of the insights that systems science can bring to our understanding of these subjects. This concept paper elaborates five principles of integrated innovation—diversity, aspiration, networks, convergence and emergence—and describes five stages of integrated innovation: intention, ideation, invention, synovation and transformation. View Full-Text
Keywords: innovation; sustainability; transformation; sustainable development; systems thinking; systemic innovation; sustainability; transformation; sustainable development; systems thinking; systemic
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