Integration of B2B customers in Open Innovation

It is now 10 years since Henry Chesbrough published his groundbreaking book on the “new  imperative for creating and profiting from technology”. A lot of insight has been generated since then about how firms could win the innovation race by leveraging the expertise of a connected world with exponentially growing and globally distributed knowledge. Probably the largest part of material …

The next frontiers of Open Innovation: Business Model Innovation, Breakthrough Innovation

On a regular basis, innovation-3 conducts cross-company workshops with clients and business friends to discuss current developments and topics in Open / Collaborative Innovation. This is a great chance for innovation-3 to validate our thoughts and project results and gives us also the opportunity to better understand where client needs are heading to. Recently we asked our ecosystem, which topics …

Moving from “Open Innovation” to true Open Innovation

In the 10 years since Henry Chesbrough published his groundbreaking book on Open Innovation, a lot has happened. Almost any firm claims to do Open Innovation. However, if you look closely, most of the firms do not do true Open Innovation – they are merely running a multitude of open approaches to innovation. This article explains the fundamental differences between …

Key issues in Open Innovation networks

Recently, innovation-3’s Frank Mattes ran a high-level workshop with 6 firms from different industries on “Best Practices in managing Open Innovation networks”. The participants were at C-/SVP-level coming from Bayer (Chemical/Pharma), Beiersdorf (FMCG), Deutsche Telekom (Telco), Evonik (Chemical), Samsung (Electronics) and Siemens (Electical). In preparing the workshop, the participants were asked to rank potential discussion topics by the importance for …

Core competence management in the era of Open Innovation

“Core competences” are a major concept in managing innovations and technologies. In the era of Open Innovation, the established concept of core competence management needs to be updated. innovation-3’s Frank Mattes recently met with a group of 20 innovation / technology managers from leading firms to work out how this could be done – with the practitioner’s perspective in mind. Before …

2012 flagship conference on Open Innovation in Germany: The broad view

This year’s flagship conference on Open Innovation / Collaborative Innovation will be hosted by WIRTSCHAFTSWOCHE, the leading business weekly magazine in Germany. It will take place on November 26/27, 2012 in Frankfurt. innovation-3 is currently preparing the conference. The interesting story about this year’s conference (as compared to the conferences in 2010 and 2011) is that Open Innovation / Collaborative …

Recording of Expert Panel discussion now online

On May 31, innovation-3’s Frank Mattes moderated an Expert Panel Discussion on making innovation pay. The session focused on methods to increase the rate of innovation, reduce individual level costs per innovation and encourage fail fast methods. This session was also looking for unusual ways that organizations have managed to drive innovation execution to make returns on their innovation investments …

Hot topic in Central European Open Innovation: Core competencies

Every 4 months or so, innovation-3 conducts a practitioner’s workshop with experts and managers from leading firms on the issues that really matter within the context of Open / Collaborative Innovation. The topics that these firms are discussing can be seen as an early warning sign of things to come. In the past, issues such as “Innovation networks”, “Merging of …

Join Frank Mattes in an Expert Panel discussion on how to make innovation pay

innovation-3’s Frank Mattes will moderate an Expert Panel Discussion on making innovation pay on May 31. This session will provide you with new methods to increase the rate of innovation, reduce individual level costs per innovation and encourage fail fast methods. This session is looking for unusual ways that organizations have managed to drive innovation execution to make returns on …

Collaborative Innovation Inside & Beyond the Firm – Two Worlds Become One

This year, a very interesting trend in collaborative innovation can be observed in Central Europe: The once distinct concepts of “Enterprise 2.0” and “Open Innovation” are merging. Firms are taking a holistic view on collaborative innovation and put the question about whether collaborative innovation should happen primarily within the firm’s walls or with externals out of the focus. This trend …

Interview with Frank Mattes: Generation 3 Innovation – The Open Collaborative Network

Source: IdeaConnection IdeaConnection Interview with Frank Mattes, Founder and CEO of innovation-3 January 9, 2012. By Vern Burkhardt Vern Burhardt (VB): You say that the third generation of innovation management has begun. Would you explain how this differs from the first and second generations of innovation management? Frank Mattes: In a historic view one can clearly distinguish three generations of …

How to design an Open Innovation roll-out project: 4 scenarios

In 2011, we saw an increasing Open Innovation maturity. Most have passed the threshold of conceptual discussions. Many have gone beyond testing some new approaches, such as e.g. using an Open Innovation intermediary. The “Early Adopters”, if we borrow this term from the theory of technology diffusion, see Open Innovation NOT as a one-size-fits-all strategy; rather they see it as …

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From time to time, innovation-3 also posts insights in the world’s largest online community focusing on innovation management, www.innovationexcellence.com. Innovation Excellence is the online home of the global innovation community, building upon a rapidly-growing network with thousands of members from over 170 countries – thought leaders, practitioners, consultants, vendors, and academia. The online community currently generates over 225,000 unique visits and requests more …