"Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.", James Russell Lowell


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Project: Sparking Creativity and Innovation Skills in the ICT Sector
Project No: 2015-1-UK01-KA202-013698

Unique InnoSpark project products for boosting creativity and innovation in the ICT sector

A set of unique tools have been developped for boosting creativity and innovation, that are mutually interlinked and complementing each other, all of them grounded on creativity areas contributing to boosting creativity.

  1. As a first step, with the help of the ‘Self-Diagnostic Test’ ICT SMEs can assess their level of creativity skills and identify areas for improvement. (available at http://innospark-ict.eu/innosparktool/)
  2. Based on the results, the ‘InnoSpark Toolkit’ offers a personalized practical training with the help of which ICT SMEs can  enhance their competitiveness and the innovation capacity
  3. The third InnoSpark product, the ‘Compendium of Best Practices and Innovation’ helps ICT SMEs to learn from the successful experience of peer companies which have faced similar sectoral challenges but thrived on knowledge, skills, innovation and creativity.

All InnoSpark project products are available in e-format and can be downloaded from the InnoSpark project’s website (http://innospark-ict.eu/).

If you are interested to receive further news on INNOSPARK, please visit the project website: www.innospark-ict.eu




Lift My Skills was founded by Kate Mason, born out of her love to development and helping others achieve success. This platform strives to improve people’s everyday life. Pursuing this mission the portal collects information on how to develop vital skills in different areas, which are: Writing skills, Interpersonal skills, Building self-confidence and others. People are guided and trained on how to just do that.

Liftmyskills.com strives to help supply readers with the necessary motivation. Hopefully, this motivation keeps people power charged to continue on their own personal journey of success in life.




The InnoSuTra project continues with the predecessor project InnoSupport by updating and extending the content of the Guide to Support Innovation in SMEs. The chapters of the guide are structured in a quick and easy to use format and services goal-oriented information needs in the working process.

The guide will be improved using more media elements and pedagogical assignements that support and motivate learning. The chapters include examples, checklists and instructions.

A platform for an online community enables the exchange of knowledge and experiences among the users by offering:

  •     ‘Innovation Rooms’ for exchanging ideas to solve problems within a closed user group
  •     Space for user generated content (knowledge, experiences, hints, additional resources) using web 2.0 technologies.

The contents will be available in English, German, Spanish, Greek, Bulgarian, Hungarian and Latvian.




TED talks on creativity

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences -- the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer -- TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.




The full Mind Tools toolkit contains more than 700 management, career and thinking skills. Used together, these skills can help a person become exceptionally effective, be a great manager and leader, be more successful in career – and even become happier at work. Anyone can learn and use these simple processes and techniques to make the very most of their careers. Established in 1996, MindTools website helps more than 15,000,000 people each year, as well as providing cloud-based training solutions to companies and government agencies worldwide.




Michael Michalko unveils the secrets of creative genius and brings life-changing creative techniques within everyone's reach.  His arsenal of powerful creative thinking tools can be used to tackle virtually any type of technical problem and to create new ideas.  Without a doubt, his tools are the closest thing there is to a tactical instruction manual for thinking like a genius.  His tools will help you approach problems with new vision, and you will discover a world of innovative solutions to everyday, and some not-so-everyday, challenges.  Take this opportunity to explore and study Michael's creative thinking techniques, exercises, articles, and experiments.  A trip to your local library was never this worthwhile... or so much fun!




This A to Z of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, provides an introduction to a range of tools and techniques for both idea generation (Creativity) and converting those ideas into reality (Innovation). Like most tools these techniques all have their good and bad points. This site will try and provide a little guidance along with each tool to let you know whether it's best used for cutting paper or putting in nails.

Mycoted is a UK based company that specialises in Creativity and Innovation. As part of their aim to help spread creativity and innovation across the world, they have provided this wiki of techniques for everyone to take part in.




Author and speaker Terry Stickels has dedicated his life to the pursuit of improving one's mental flexibility and creative problem solving skills, and making it fun. His books, calendars, card decks and newspaper columns are filled with fun and challenging puzzles that stretch the minds of even the best thinkers.




Creative.Web.Netis a blog to share some thoughts and ideas and other fun stuff about creativity, problem-solving and generally being innovative. The blog is written by Valentine Narvey based in Toronto, Canada, a writer, designer, trainer and entrepreneur - interested in creativity for over 20 years.




Idea Champions is a consulting and training company specializing in creativity, innovation, team building, leadership and out of the box products.




Totally Absurd Inventions, America's Goofiest Patents! Totally Absurd Inventions explores the funnier side of our inventive spirit by featuring actual USA patented products. Obtaining a patent is a costly and time consuming process.  Inventors must have unstoppable faith in their vision in order to realize their dream of acquiring a patent.

But sometimes these inventions come from a creative place so deep, they can be perceived by some as offbeat, unusual and possibly a bit eccentric.  And that's where we step in… unveiling America's Goofiest Patents! Updated weekly!




How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small. Authors: Ian Ayres and Barry Nalebuff.




The Brainzooming™ Group is the catalyst for business people needing to successfully identify and implement strategic, innovative ideas. We facilitate and build from your expertise, exploring your situation in targeted ways, and turning strategic discussions into marketplace success.




Welcome to a database full of creative and original ideas. The Creativity Pool is the home of future innovation and tomorrow's most (in)famous inventions. This service is basically free and works like the penny cup nextto the cash register. Have a brilliant suggestion or ideas for a new invention? Add it and be rewarded. Looking for inspiration or some great ideas for your business? Just ask. They may already be there.




Every day we have ideas. Welcome to IdeaSmart, our free exchange of ideas that harnesses the collective power of experience and imagination. Share your ideas on any topic and help our community create!




The Creative Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization of leaders in the field of creativity theory and practice. Every day principles fostered by CEF programs are helping someone, somewhere in the world, develop new products, make business operations run more profitably, restructure organization and agencies to become more effective and less encumbered, reinvigorate economies, make improvements in our schools, revitalize communities and replace ineffective methods and systems with new, more workable ones.




For over two decades, the American Creativity Association (ACA) has been a primary resource for learning and applying creativity, innovation,  problem-solving, and ideation theory, tools, and techniques. We offer a global network of creative professionals in disciplines ranging from business and industry to education and the arts.


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication
reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any
use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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