Connecting the world of management research to policy and practice is the core objective of AIM – the Advanced Institute of Management Research. Supported by the ESRC and EPSRC, AIM has catalysed research in key areas including that of innovation management, and has brought together a wide community of scholars, practitioners and policy-makers engaged in exploring this challenge. The website has a rich set of downloadable resources on the innovation theme – see http://www.aimresearch.org/
As part of the AIM initiative, we are building the AIM Innovation Directory – a sort of ‘Yellow Pages’ indicating who is working on innovation issues around the UK with details of projects and people. Here is the last edition (May 2005) of this resource which helps build our network – we will update this regularly and hope to extend it internationally to create a living and growing community with common interests and the potential to share ideas, experiences and learning resources.