Science, Technology and Innovation Culture


Volume 3 - Innovation in Engineering and Technology SET Coordinated by Dimitri Uzunidis

Science, Technology and Innovation Culture

Edited by

Marianne Chouteau, National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, France
Joëlle Forest, National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, France
Céline Nguyen, National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, France


ISBN : 9781786303271

Publication Date : September 2018

Hardcover 190 pp

120.00 USD

Co-publisher

Description


Innovation is widely valued and encouraged within Western societies. In recent years, the development of an innovation culture seems to be the best way to develop an innovation capacity.

However, is our current innovation culture sufficient to meet the major contemporary challenges that we face? This book reviews the challenging relationship between innovation culture and technical culture along with their dissemination into society.

To examine this relationship, this book first goes back to the conceptual origins of technical culture and innovation culture. These concepts are then illustrated through the history of three particular innovations: computers, dynamite, and the theorem that earned Cédric Villani the Fields medal. Finally, it examines what innovation culture entails in organizations and how technical culture challenges the design of training programs.

Contents


1. A Brief History of European Technical Culture and Its Relationship with Innovation, Anne-Françoise Garçon.
2. When Innovation Culture Hides Technical Culture, Marianne Chouteau, Joëlle Forest and Céline Nguyen.
3. Technical Culture and the Contemporary World, Bruno Jacomy.
4. Industrialist and Inventor: Alfred Nobel’s Dynamite Invention, Sophie Boutillier.
5. Thinking Creatively to Innovate: A Study of the Genesis of a Mathematical Breakthrough by Cédric Villani,
Joëlle Forest, Marie-Line Gardes and Danièle Vial
6. Innovation Culture in Organizations, Muriel Davies and Stéphanie Buisine.
7. Technical Culture and Innovation Culture: Reconciling through Design, John Didier.
8. Cultural Anthropology, Animism, and Industrial Innovation Processes: The Case of the “Animal Language” Myth, Fanny Parise.

About the authors


Marianne Chouteau is Associate Professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, France, and a member of the S2HEP laboratory.

Joëlle Forest is Associate Professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon and a member of the S2HEP laboratory. She is also the Scientific Head of the Saint GOBAIN - INSA Lyon Chair, Ingénieurs Ingénieux.

Céline Nguyen is Associate Professor at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon and a member of the S2HEP laboratory.