Do you have an open innovation strategy?

In today’s business environment, where startups play an increasingly important role and disruptions come from unexpected corners of the business arena, embracing external sources of knowledge as part of an open innovation strategy becomes crucial! Rotterdam School of Management launches a new programme focused on implementing such an open innovation strategy with a particular focus on the role of startups. What is the role of startups in today’s business environment and how can corporates and startups effectively cooperate? During [&hellip

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The 3 Phases of Responsible Innovation

Over the last few month, the phrase “Responsible Innovation” has been booming on scientific social media. It has emerged from Corporate Social Responsibility as a topic that researches the effect and consequences of innovation on the long term. This could be technological effects, antropological effects or ethical effects. The fundament of this research topic lies in the Collingridge Dilemma: The Collingridge dilemma is a methodological quandary in which efforts to control technology development face [&hellip

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Top 10 Best Articles on Open Innovation in 2013

Based on the rankings of the SSRN database, we are able to create a ranking of the best – most downloaded – Open Innovation and related topics articles that have been published in 2013 so far. Therefore, this is a list of brand new theories, recent case studies, preliminary results and pioneering research. The Theory of Crowd Capital; Prpic, J., & Shukla, P. Abstract: We are seeing more and more organizations [&hellip

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The Golden Circle of Innovation

Recently, a new article about the “The Golden Circle of Innovation” has been published in the SSRN. It provides an interesting way of combining Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle and some traditional literature on innovation science into the ‘Golden Circle of Innovation’. Important notice: the full article can be downloaded freely from the SSRN database: The Golden Circle of Innovation: what companies can learn from NGOs when it comes to innovation. [&hellip

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Shell wants to invest in Open Innovation

Shell indicates to be willing to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in technology-oriented companies for the next 6 to 8 years. according to belegger.nl. The website has published to following text (translated): This step helps Shell to enable the use of innovations on new projects, according to the company. Shell refers (amongst others) to the technology that enables the company to apply their resources more thoughtfully and smarter in [&hellip

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Serious games effective in teaching (open) innovation & management

Recently, an article about the effect of serious games on teaching and learning the essentials of (open) innovation and innovation management has been published on the ssrn. The authors have researched a group of students from different nationalities playing a game in the context of an education course. By playing the game, they had the following goals: Creating a shared experience of social dynamics and the paradox of co-opetition for [&hellip

Open Innovation 2.0: evolution or revolution?

In the latest issue of IPSIM, an interesting article article about Open Innovation 2.0 has been published. What is Open Innovation 2.0, according to the author? “A key distinguishing attribute of Open Innovation 2.0 is focus on adoption. Michael Schrage of MIT has written “Innovation is not innovators innovating, it is customers adopting”. While much of the focus of past innovation studies and research is on innovation creation, very often [&hellip

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Open Innovation: Comparing Collaborative and Non-Collaborative Idea Sharing in SMEs

Open Innovation has been hyped for over a decade now. Despite of the fact that many researchers have been researching core aspects of the Open Innovation definition – as Henry Chesbrough has put it in 2003 and redefined it in 2010 – the concept has somewhat ‘blurred’, meaning that Open Innovation oftenly is mistaken for related terminology, such as (plain and easy) collaboration, co-creation or corporate transparancy. So it’s time [&hellip

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Innovation Management Game: start-up of the year

Just like last year, we’ll publish a (small) list containing the most promising start-ups of the year. Obviously, we’ll share our opinion from the perspective of Open Innovation by answering the following questions: Does the start-up contribute to the field of Open Innovation? Does the start-up contribute to the field of Innovation Management? Does the start-up contribute to the European knowledge economy? Is the product/idea innovative? Does it meet customer [&hellip

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Vodafone shares Headquarters with High-Tech Firestarters

On April 10th, Vodafone will open up part of their recently finished new regional headquarters in Amsterdam for high-tech potential. The first group of firestarters will derive from the cross-European competition Startupbootcamp. At maximum 10 teams will be approved for an acceleration phase in this brand new facility, offering them mentoring, financial support, expertise and tapping into a high-end brand name. Entrepreneurs According to Patrick de Zeeuw and Ruud Hendriks, [&hellip

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