Paul Iske is Professor at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, Netherlands, focusing on Open Innovation and Business Venturing. Special topic: Combinatoric Innovation (Innovation by Combination). He is Management Team member of the Service Science Factory ( and he is on the Board of the Network of Social Innovation. Paul Iske is Chief Dialogues Officer and Director of the Dialogues Incubator at ABN AMRO Bank. In these roles he is responsible for open, radical, social and sustainable innovation. Furthermore, he is initiator and Director of the Dialogues House, ABN AMRO’s center for outside-in and future-proof thinking and behaviour (

Paul founded the ‘Institute of Brilliant Failures’ ( to highlight the importance of experimentation and entrepreneurship to achieve paradigm shifts and breakthrough innovation. Furthermore, he acts as board-room consultant on issues related to innovation, intellectual capital, creativity and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent speaker on international conferences and workshops.

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