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KIN - The Innovation Network

What is KIN?

KIN is part of the IKON Research Unit based at WBS and connects peers, practitioners, researcher and experts, providing a non-competitive, sharing environment to help members improve their business practices.

KIN membership provides organisations with access to a range of activities and resources including workshops, special themed meetings, member-only online resources, and access to WBS research.

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News and Events

Autumn 2019 KIN Member's Workshop


DATE: 17/18 September 2019

VENUE: Radcliffe Conference Centre, University of Warwick, CV4 7SH

This event is for members only. To become a member contact

Past events

Knowledge Management Masterclass: Exploring ISO 30401

This one-day interactive masterclass will take a deep dive into the KM Chef's Canvas and 'Chef's Specials' highlighting examples of good and innovative KM practices*. The masterclass is to be conducted by Paul Corney according to the 'Chatham House Rule' and will be highly interactive.

Paul will be joined by Sara Traynor, an Executive Coach and previously Director of Knowledge & Learning at a professional services firm. Sara, a certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator, will facilitate the consolidation session.

DATE: Tuesday 9th July 2019 - 10:00 - 16:00

VENUE: CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE, United Kingdom

Masterclass: How To Map, Manage And Develop Expertise In Organisations

Led by Rodrigo Ribeiro, UFMG, Brazil

The interactive masterclass will introduce a suite of tools to manage tacit knowledge, what we can do but cannot describe in words. Building on the ground breaking research at UFMG Brazil, Dr Ribeiro will present a number of methodologies for managing tacit knowledge, discuss their benefits and present a number of examples of applications in the extraction, metal and defence industries. Participants to the masterclass will have the chance to learn about this new approach and in particular three specific methodologies: Expertise Mapping, Expertise Development, and Return of Experience (REX).

DATE: Tuesday 25th June 2019 - 10:00 - 16:00

VENUE: Warwick Business school @ The Shard, London

Summer 2019 KIN Member's Workshop


DATE: 18/19 June 2019

VENUE: The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney, Hook, RG27 8AS

Ethnography in Industry Masterclass

Led by Simon Roberts from Stripe Partners by Mark Burchell from DSTL

DATE: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

VENUE: WBS @ The Shard, London

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KIN membership provides

  • Quarterly Workshops
  • Masterclasses, Roundtables and Webinars
  • Member-only online resources
  • Dedicated consultancy time with KIN Facilitators
  • Access to WBS research and academics

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