Splintermind is a Social Entrepreneurship Venture. From the very start in the Arts, the focus already was more of a Social venture than a pure commercial venture. The interest was creativity and to discover innovative roads, rather than to make instant profit. That particular ethical approach has endured over the years. Today the focus entirely is on Entrepreneurship and Innovation training. We use our Academic research base, and add experiences and skills to help other to become more innovative.
Experiences: Several Art Projects, Creative Leadership, Process Leadership, Conceptualizing and Framing of Ideas, Nine Step Process Leadership, Agile Project Management, Structuring of Early Innovation Processes and General Business Development.
Experiences: Business Developing, Research Methodologies, Creative Consultancy. Business Sectors: IT, Telecom and Broadband Services, Education and Research, Innovation systems, Pulp and paper Industry, Culture and Art sector, Sports and non-profit organizations, Development of Entrepreneurial systems and Regional Development.
Experiences: By being in the areas of project, start-ups, innovations and the Arts for almost 20 years, the convincing skills are already there. Skills to be used in enabling others, trained and started into new innovative paths forward.
With years of research on the topic of pre-innovations., with years of experiences on the topic of pre-innovations – we know what we are doing. We work with organizations, companies, and public organizations - all with an idea of "enhancing creative structures" – that is what we do. If it is an individual in need to get trained for an entrepreneurial journey, a University to add practice skills, an SME to become accelerated, or a Municipality to get more innovative, is of equal interest for us. We focus on accomplish entrepreneurial action. If it is inside an organization (Intra-preneurship), if it is in a collaboration (Inter-preneurship) or if it is to start a new initiative (Entrepreneurship), we have systems, methods and pedagogics to tackle the issues efficiently. We are Structured Creativity.
Structer all our systems --- All our systems (see below), have a core, based on the successful Nine Step Process. A academic research based, “in field” tested and developed, verified and well tested way of working since 2011. The Nine Ste Process have: Developed more than 50 cases, into pre-innovations Been in use for more than five years in five countries Specific and verified tools, pedagogics´ and a unique work-approach A new and appreciated approach by companies and organizations More than 60 % success rate, of all the ideas Very high scoring by attendants, they feel involved, get involved, and become a team for structured development
Creativity for a region's --- We all talk about entrepreneurs. We all talk about the needs for them. And we all have developed counselling spaces for them to understand taxes, financing and the need for networks. But, how about the idea in itself? The Entrepreneurship Lab System is all about pre-innovation, towards later steps as counselling etc. First developed at Uppsala University by Dr. Mikael Scherdin (Phd.), to train Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs in applied entrepreneurship. Today, the approach consists of Tools, Pedagogics’ Processes and unique ways to handle Intrapreneurial action. More specifically towards cutting edge innovation thrive, with a need of fast tracking entrepreneurial actions, by implementing turn-key systems, ready to be set into action. Common area for use are: Start-Up Facilities Education Facilities SME Acceleration tasks Developed more than 50 cases, into pre-innovations Been in use for more than five years in five countries Specific and verified tools, pedagogics´ and a unique work-approach A new and appreciated approach by companies and organizations More than 60 % success rate, of all the ideas Very high scoring by attendants, they feel involved, get involved, and become a team for structured development
Creativity for individuals --- We offer training for individuals, to become more entrepreneurial, maybe to change the mind-set a bit, in order to, pursue their ideas for the future. It is a training in using entrepreneurial methodologies to become more creative, more pursuing and more convincing in presenting individual ideas for the future. Let The Idea Lead Me System is primarily aimed for Schools, Municipalities and Gymnasiums.
Creativity for teams --- More and more challenges cuts through an entire organization or in a region, perhaps involving several organizations. All in need to cooperate to get anywhere. This is the case in public as well as in the private sector. New technologies, necessary changes like climate, sustainability, energy, migration and reginal planning – are all typical topics. This cause trouble for the conversion of politics and policy into practice and projects. It causes tensions in how to act, how to cooperate and how to make it in an efficient way. Invite To Do System, has therefore been developed through a spin-off from an earlier applied research project together with a Swedish global company, in the midst of such a situation. We developed, processes, Tools, Pedagogics and Approaches to such challenges, and packaged it all into a system. From identification of a problem, all the way to coordinated action. The result of our work? We decreased the time to solve issues by 50%, we activated personnel, and we kick-started development.
Research educated at Uppsala University, in the fields of Anthropological Methodologies, Survival of new ideas in economical eco-systems, and creativity and pre-innovation management.
Developed an applied entrepreneurial training space (facility) for Uppsala University, Department of Business Studies. Later to become the Entrepreneurship Lab System.
Founder and CEO of Splintermind AB. Developed into a Academic Research based organization with a focus on develop, to offer training and systems in the area of entrepreneurship and pre-innovation.
Mikael Scherdin holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship from the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University. He has conducted research in the areas of creativity and entrepreneurship, Art and entrepreneurship, and survival of new ideas in ecosystems. Dr. Scherdin has a long career with entrepreneurship in practice; from actual start-ups, business developments, as well as leading change projects in various settings. And now, the director of Splintermind.Research Publications