Open innovation is a strategic game for big companies and one of the most important moves to consider for their innovation leaders is the allocation of focus and resources in the context of open innovation.
Here we need to consider that big companies like GE, Cisco or Microsoft tend to have 8-12 different value pools (think suppliers, startups, customers or universities) to consider for their open innovation efforts.
The challenge is that even companies that are good at open innovation only seems to be able to handle 3-4 value pools properly at the same time.…
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7 Steps for Open Innovation: Grading Your Company’s Open Innovation Capabilities – a 172 page framework / presentation
Most companies are still struggling with their open innovation efforts so I have developed a seven-step assessment tool that helps them evaluate these key areas:
Do you want some insights and inspiration on open innovation? Then you should check out this presentation that I gave at the recent re:publica conference in Berlin.
Here you get a short description of the talk:
Companies began embracing open innovation because of the promises given by this new paradigm shift of innovation. Today, they have no choice. Everyone needs to get onboard – or they will be left in the dust. In this talk, I explain why companies have no choice and how open innovation effects everyone from individuals to entrepreneurs to big company innovators.…