In June 2015 the 1st International Corporate Learning Conference on Innovation, organized by the Corporate Learning Circle, took place in Berlin, Germany. Axel Esser of HGS Concept contributed a lecture about HGS offers in the field of neurofeedback. The Circle is a network for managers in corporate learning. It provides a global platform for leading professionals in the areas of personnel and organizational development. The goal is to share, learn and generate next practice in all fields of learning in order to drive innovation and transforma-tion in their organizations. Participants of the Berlin event were leaders from the fields of human resources and innovation. During this intensive two-day event they dealt with the issue of innovation, both theoretical and practical. The theoretical part included lectures by Prof. Ulrich Weinberg from the Hasso Plattner Institute / School of Design Thinking, and Tamara Carleton from Innovation Leadership Board, Silicon Valley. Companies such as SAP, Airbus and Telekom gave the participants an insight into their processes and methods of innovation. Under the topic "Neuroscience and Innovation: From Survival Mind to Mind Innovation", Axel Esser gave a presentation about how know-ledge of the brain can promote the innovation process. The core point was that using knowledge of the structure and functioning of the brain will give a better understanding of the two different systems of thought, called System 1 and 2, based on theories by Daniel Kahneman and his book "Thinking, Fast and Slow". This opens up new possibilities in the innovation process by making better use of both intuition and rational thinking, the latter being located in the prefrontal cortex. The questions and the subsequent discussion with the participants made it clear that there is some potential for innovation processes in companies using this kind of approach.
Lecture and discussion on “Brain Science for Innovation”