“… a proven stimulus of innovation —  the meeting of unlike minds.”
Thomas Stewart, 2001

Hank Kune

Hank has over 40 years experience as facilitator, workshop & conference moderator, and developer of methodologies for innovation and change. He has worked extensively with public sector organizations in the Netherlands, as well as diverse innovation initiatives throughout the European Union and Japan.

Facilitating hands-on change in complex multi-stakeholder environments is a common theme of this work, which has focused on systemic and open innovation, orchestrating innovation ecosystems, supporting the entrepreneurial mindset of communities, enhancing cross-border collaboration and creating conditions for dialogue that leads to renewal. He has also published extensively on these issues.

Hank lives in the Netherlands, where he is director of Educore BV (a small agency for supporting societal innovation), a Founding Partner of the Future Center Alliance (FCA), and co-founder of International Initiatives for Societal Innovation (I2SI), an open network-based resource platform to bring people, ideas and information together for practitioners working to create a smarter, more sustainable society.

His work on dedicated innovation-enabling environments – action learning camps, future centers, and living labs – has supported many organizations to achieve ambitious objectives.

As one of the pioneers of the Aalto Camp for Societal Innovation, Hank has co-organized, moderated or mentored more than 25 Camps in 15 countries since 2010. He is principle author of the Innovation Camp Methodology Handbook, published by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (2017). Since 2019 he has also been a Features Editor of Human Futures Magazine, a publication of the World Future Studies Federation. 

At present, Hank is co-initiator of the Global Lab for Climate Resilience, which aims to address major climate resilience challenges as collaborative innovation projects in orchestrated initiatives which allow different organizations in different countries to work in a focused way, at the same time, to develop new perspectives and breakthrough ideas on how to make communities – and society – more resilient. 

Hank was introduced to Unlike Minds by David Dickinson. 

Hank’s papers and publications