Broadening the church of Open Innovation

The Future Shapers

Open Innovation is about increasing the innovation potential of firms by opening them up to new ways of working with external organisations. Whether this takes the form of new co-working agreements, acquisition of start-ups with interesting technologies, or spinning out new developments into external companies the ultimate goal is the same: to increase innovation and increase value as a result. Figure 1: Business Models, from closed to open (Source: 100%Open).

Open Innovation: A 2014 Research Agenda

Open Innovation

One of the main goals of the Chesbrough/Vanhaverbeke/West 2006 book was to shape the research agenda of the open innovation. Our final chapter was immodestly entitled “Open innovation: a research agenda” (West, Vanhaverbeke and Chesbrough, 2006). According to Google it has 189 cites — not the most influential chapter in the book (which is Chesbrough, 2006) — nor as well cited as key lit reviews (e.g. References Chesbrough, Henry (2006).

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Themes for the practice of open innovation

Open Innovation

Like my OI collaborators Henry Chesbrough & Wim Vanhaverbeke, I get a lot of emails (and receive many Google News updates) on businesses and consultants touting some claimed breakthrough on open innovation. I first met Cheryl in 2007 — when I was hired to train Kimberly-Clark execs on open innovation — and in 2012 Cheryl invited me to present my research at CoDev2012 when it was in San Diego. New Frontiers in Open Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.

NASA Announces Winners of Open Innovation Robot Contest

IdeaConnection

When NASA wanted help for the design of its next robot it knew just where to go for innovative insights – the crowd. The space agency launched an open innovation competition to design an arm for a space robot named Astrobee, and the first winners have just been revealed. Astrobee is a free-flying square robot that is going to replace three MIT-designed robots that have been working on the International Space Station since 2006.

Open Innovation at the User Innovation Conference

Open Innovation

On Tuesday, Frank Piller of RWTH Aachen presented an overview of open innovation. He presented to attendees at the 2014 Open and User Innovation Conference — the 12th annual meeting of the user innovation workshop — which met at Harvard Business School. A track chair here at OUI, Frank is one of two members of the user innovation “tribe” (the other being Karim Lakhani) who's worked most actively in open innovation.

Qmarkets Partners with Wellspring to Offer a Data-Enriched Open Innovation Platform to Enterprise Clients

Qmarkets

The partnership and integration allows Qmarkets clients to access hundreds of millions of innovation intelligence data points directly within the Qmarkets platform. As a result, Qmarkets is now able to offer clients a data-enriched end-to-end open innovation solution.

Qmarkets Partners with Wellspring to Offer a Data-Enriched Open Innovation Platform to Enterprise Clients

Qmarkets

The partnership and integration allows Qmarkets clients to access hundreds of millions of innovation intelligence data points directly within the Qmarkets platform. As a result, Qmarkets is now able to offer clients a data-enriched end-to-end open innovation solution.

Companies betting big on open innovation

hackerearth

Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. This paradigm] assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology.” ( Henry Chesbrough, 2006 ). The free flow, in and out, of ideas and IP promotes innovative ecosystems.

Standardization as an open innovation activity

Open Innovation

An important but understudied form of open innovation is the network form (network as defined by Powell 1990). As we noted back in West et al (2006), OI needs more research on this area: at that point, OI had emphasized studying dyadic (bilateral) cooperation between firms, and a decade later that’s still true. The theme for EURAS 2016 is ‘Co-opetition and Open Innovation’, and so I was invited to deliver the keynote address. Platforms, markets and innovation.

All-star lineup for 1st World Open Innovation Conference

Open Innovation

The schedule for the 1st World Open Innovation Conference has now been posted to the conference website. Conference host Henry Chesbrough has issued a press release announcing the conference program, which concludes: “No other innovation conference has gathered so much talent from both industry and academia at the same time in the same place,” Chesbrough said. Industrial and Corporate Change open innovation WOIC 2014 World Open Innovation Conference

Finding the limits of open innovation

Open Innovation

In preparing for #AOM2016 and another session on open innovation, one of the potential participants raised the issue of the limits of open innovation. I am certain sympathetic: since 2006, I have noticed “open innovation” used as though it were a sacred incantation or magic pixie dust that somehow could turn lead into gold or gruel into caviar. Still, from this, I would suggest at least two limits on the definition of open innovation.

Presenting and publishing OI research

Open Innovation

While AOM is a big general management conference, OI has had a major presence within the TIM division since our first symposium in 2006. However, three innovation conferences provide especially good venues for presenting and discussing OI research: R&D Management (Paris, June 17-21). At the RaDMa conference, one of the 12 tracks (“Theme 9”) is explicitly on Open Innovation. Abstract submissions open January 15; in previous years the deadline was February 15.

Research Opportunities for Network Forms of OI

Open Innovation

At #RnDParis2019 Thursday, I gave a “master class” on the network forms of open innovation: alliances, communities, crowds, consortia, ecosystems and platforms. It was a standing room only session: it appears that there are a lot of innovation researchers (particularly those new in their careers) who want to learn more about this area and the research opportunities. I extended the idea with a chapter in our 2014 book, New Frontiers in Open Innovation.

WOIC: Day 1

Open Innovation

On Thursday, open innovation scholars enjoyed a very exuberant 1st day at the 1st annual World Open Innovation Conference in Napa. As the day began, the audience received their own copy of the brand new — fresh off the presses — New Frontiers in Open Innovation. ( Chesbrough Keynote The conference opened with Henry Chesbrough , summarizing the evolution of the OI concept from his 2003 book.

“Embrace Open Innovation or be Destroyed by it…” – A Case Study on Lego & Bagels

Qmarkets

. Using the right innovation (tool) for the job. Arguably, the principle of Open Innovation was utilized for the first time by Professor James Murray in 19th Century Oxford, England. In the time that has passed since then, this concept has become infinitely easier to implement thanks to the development of Innovation Management technology, however some companies are yet to wake up to its potential. . A History of Open Innovation. The Innovation Gamble.

“Embrace Open Innovation or be Destroyed by it…” – A Case Study on Lego & Bagels

Qmarkets

. Using the right innovation (tool) for the job. Arguably, the principle of Open Innovation was utilized for the first time by Professor James Murray in 19th Century Oxford, England. In the time that has passed since then, this concept has become infinitely easier to implement thanks to the development of Innovation Management technology, however some companies are yet to wake up to its potential. . A History of Open Innovation. The Innovation Gamble.

Tools for New Frontiers

Open Innovation

Oxford reports that New Frontiers in Open Innovation “is available for pre-orders and will ship on 16 November 2014.” I also hope to have a chance soon to post the full references from the book, to go with the references from the 2006 book. Open Innovation in Multinational Corporations: New Insights from 
the Global R&D Research Stream.” New Frontiers in Open Innovation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. Open Social Innovation.”

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71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization. Innovation Cycle (Avans). Open Innovation (Chesbrough). Open Innovation Kick-Start Approach (AT Kearney). Open Innovation Requirement Model (AT Kearney).

WOIC: Final Thoughts

Open Innovation

Now that I've had a chance to get home (and pack up and leave again), let me offer a few thoughts on the 2nd World Open Innovation Conference -- not as program chair, but as the owner of OIBlog.net who blogs about open innovation related conferences. Industry Sessions The opening industry session was the best of all that I heard at WOIC. He asked a series of questions of how they manage (and encourage) open innovation in their firms.

Principles of open innovation

hackerearth

There are all examples of open innovation (OI) at its best. Popularized by Henry Chesbrough,“Open Innovation” term refers to the broad concepts of leveraging external sources of technology and innovation to drive internal growth. Michael Docherty, 2006). Mergers and acquisitions, licensing-in, strategic alliances, joint R&D, and user involvement are examples of inbound open innovation. This affects the innovative performance in turn.

Clarifying Design in Business Sciences: a Design Thinking Taxonomy

Open Innovation EU

It shapes clarity in the field of design thinking, because many of us seem to think nowadays that design thinking equals a hipster approach by emphatizing with customers in order to innovate more rapidly. Jan Spruijt is an expert in Innovation Sciences. He designs business simulations, academic programs, masterclasses, courses, keynotes and learning material in the field of strategic design, organization design and (open) innovation.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

From that perspective alertness is the discovery of hitherto overlooked current facts and the entrepreneur’s perception of the way in which those discoveries could shape the future market conditions (Kirzner, 1999) and creativity could best be described as the way entrepreneurs deal with radical uncertainty by building upon their qualities of boldness, innovativeness and creativity (Kirzner, 1999). 2006) and are more likely to be created by making new and unique combinations (S.

Reviewing research on 3D Printing

Open Innovation

I cited two literatures where I’ve contributed (but much later than others) to finding implications beyond the industry and phenomenon: Open source: Managing online communities; Coordinating, governing decentralized production; Fine-tuning degrees of openness Crowdsourcing: Matching seekers/solvers; Motivating contributors; Optimizing collaboration models How far has 3D printing come so far?

R&D Management: Let's Reward Fraud, Not Punish It

Open Innovation

For the past month or so, I have been getting reminders of a new publication on open innovation in R&D Management. This month, it was perhaps the last hurrah of the discredited , fired ex-academic whose who will be remembered in innovation studies as the greatest fraud of the early 21st century. Lichtenthaler wrote: … In this regard, inbound open innovation has attracted substantially more attention by researchers than outbound open innovation (West and Bogers, 2014).

Typology for Innovative Organizations

Open Innovation EU

They require openness, transparency, adaptability, co-creation, self-management and responsiveness. While searching for a modern-day typology for innovative organizations – to show our students and what kind of context they most likely would want to work – I found that none was there, so I created a new one. A Typology for Innovative Organizations. The model describes organizational typologies based on cultures of innovation.

Learning User Innovation by teaching it

Open Innovation

This month I spend part of my innovation strategy class at UCI on user innovation. Thoughts in 2014 With more than 15 published papers (articles or chapters) about open innovation, I’m guessing many know me mostly for my OI work. Of these articles, two articles in 2009 and 2012 compare open and user innovation, the latter with Marcel Bogers (who did his diss at EPFL on UI). I wrote it with Frank Piller, one of Europe’s best known open innovation scholars.

Qmarkets Selected as a Innovation Management Service Provider by Israeli Government Procurement Administration

Qmarkets

Qmarkets is one of a small group of suppliers that have been approved to provide software and consulting services to assist the Israeli public sector with innovation management, citizen engagement, and efficiency objectives. ( For the Hebrew version click here.

Qmarkets Selected as a Innovation Management Service Provider by Israeli Government Procurement Administration

Qmarkets

Qmarkets is one of a small group of suppliers that have been approved to provide software and consulting services to assist the Israeli public sector with innovation management, citizen engagement, and efficiency objectives. (For the Hebrew version click here.)

Matching Crowdsourcing to Specific Stages of Business Model Innovation

Qmarkets

I like to argue (for example, here ) that one of the major reasons crowdsourcing has not yet become a mainstream innovation tool is a paralyzing uncertainty over the question which technical or business problem can be successfully solved by using this approach. In this piece, I want to shed some light on the issue by proposing a simple model that matches crowdsourcing to specific types of innovation. Sustaining innovations. Efficiency innovations.

DeltaModTech features Innovation Coach Robert Brands

Robert Brands

6 Methods for Innovating in a Highly Technical Field. Statistics indicate that the number of companies that innovate is surprisingly low, despite its potential rewards. Yet there are a number of techniques and processes that can spark innovation in your company, even if you’re in a highly technical field. The business world loves its innovators. MANY VALUE INNOVATION, FEW DO IT. THE “INNOVATION PRACTITIONER” WHO BROUGHT US “INSTANT FOAM” PUMP TECHNOLOGY.

Matching Crowdsourcing to Specific Stages of Business Model Innovation

Qmarkets

I like to argue (for example, here ) that one of the major reasons crowdsourcing has not yet become a mainstream innovation tool is a paralyzing uncertainty over the question which technical or business problem can be successfully solved by using this approach. In this piece, I want to shed some light on the issue by proposing a simple model that matches crowdsourcing to specific types of innovation. Sustaining innovations. Efficiency innovations.

Innovation and digital transformation of the healthcare industry

hackerearth

Innovation in Healthcare. People understand that innovation in healthcare needs to become routine. Fundamental redesign through innovation. Innovation. Innovation and digital transformation can improve the quality of healthcare while keeping costs in check. It is to be noted that designing a healthcare innovation plan (community/company) will depend on cultural and economic factors as well. Take a practical approach to innovation.

Innovation and digital transformation of the healthcare industry

hackerearth

Innovation in Healthcare. People understand that innovation in healthcare needs to become routine. Fundamental redesign through innovation. Innovation. Innovation and digital transformation can improve the quality of healthcare while keeping costs in check. It is to be noted that designing a healthcare innovation plan (community/company) will depend on cultural and economic factors as well. Take a practical approach to innovation.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

In 2006, Google bought YouTube for $1.65 There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process

Qmarkets

In 2006, Google bought YouTube for $1.65 There are many different types of innovation. Some are internal ( involving employees , incremental innovation , etc.), and some are external ( involving customers , open innovation , etc.). Another successful approach to generate and implement innovation is to search for ideas that are at a much later stage in their development – ideas which have evolved into technologies, products, strategies and even companies.

Crowdsourcing – Welcome to the Future

HunchBuzz

Back in 2006, Jeff Howe came up with the word “crowdsourcing” as a term for a new way of hiring people. Crowdsourcing is taking a job that was once done by employees and outsourcing it, usually over the Internet, as an open call to a large group of people. Some of these sites are contest sites, where the open call results in a number of submissions, one of which is chosen as the “winner.” Crowdsourcing Innovation.

When innovation led to a reversal of fortunes

hackerearth

The term innovation has been much bandied about this decade. Although a hackneyed word especially in the world of education and business, “innovation” has much in its favor. Read WSJ ’s “Is a Peanut-Butter Pop-Tart an Innovation?” There are plenty of expert definitions of innovation out there. Companies are leaving no stone unturned in their attempts to drive innovation, be it radical, incremental, or breakthrough. Controlled innovation has clearly worked.