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Technology Scouting is an element that can bring much value within the Open Innovation strategy. Identify future trends and technologies outside a company can help it find new partners. Also, it will bring inputs to current projects and help to develop new products and services. In...

From the point of view of companies, successful implementation of Open Innovation requires balancing many aspects such as the internal resistance and the objectives to be achieved. In a previous post I talked about facilitators, but Open Innovation also requires a change in the companies'...

When talking about Open Innovation, companies with specific programs and different practitioners normally focus on issues such as: Fastest return on investment Risks Minimization New talent and attracting ideas Searching of collaborative programs, especially in areas where a company has less experience Design new products,...

In the article I have linked here,  Rita Gunther McGrath, author of The End of Competitive Advantage and professor at Columbia Business School,  lists six signs to detect a broken innovation program. The Open Innovation model can be a good alternative to correct some of...

The professor of MIT Sloan School of Management Peter Senge has defined interesting concepts related to  innovation processes. His “Breaking the Cycle of Fatalism” and “Tacking Complex Issues” proposals can be addressed through Open Innovation. Senge argues that we are living in an era of fatalism. A lot of challenges...

I found this interesting publication on Open Innovation, written by Michael Flynn. Flynn is director of Technology and Innovation Platform Organization at SAP Labs and the title of his work is “A Framework for Open Innovation”. The article includes some guidelines to accelerate innovation through Open...

In the TEDx talk video below you have Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering of the Stanford School of Engineering, talking about creativity and innovation to answer the question: “Where do the ideas come from?”. She lists six...

Frank Barrett is the author of Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz (Harvard Business Press, 2012). In the video below he summarizes some of the ideas from the book. For instance, what leaders can learn from jazz. There are some connections between...