Managing Director, IMProve Academy – European Innovation Management Academy, Düsseldorf
Eva Diedrichs is managing director of IMP³rove – European Innovation Management Academy, Dusseldorf (www.improve-innovation.eu) offering consulting and training in the public and private sector. IMP³rove Academy has developed the largest global online benchmarking platform for innovation management assessment. Eva Diedrichs has comprehensive international experience in delivering innovation management support services. She worked for institutions such as the European Commission, the Asian Productivity Organization implementing programs to enhance the competitiveness of organizations by developing their (digital) innovation management capabilities. The current focus is on the development of international innovation eco-systems. Within these eco-systems the various stakeholders such as (small and medium) enterprises, academia, public institutions, trade associations , investors and consultants are integrated for sustainable value growth by innovation.