In August of 2016, a group of five students studying Information Systems from DePaul University traveled to Silicon Valley to research innovation. During our research trip, we visited eleven companies and met with various people, ranging from product professionals to CEOs and founders to discuss their approach towards innovation. Some of the topics that were covered during our discussions was how they created teams and the process they used to innovate.

Professor Dr. Olayele Adelakun proposed a theoretical framework for innovation (which is represented by the image below):


This page documents our findings from the trip in relation to this framework.
Each section of the framework has been examined and our findings can be read by clicking the button to view the outcomes of our research. We will briefly describe each section of the framework.