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Leading firms are discussing with innovation-3 about “Open Innovation inside the firm”

Open Innovation inside the firm (sometimes also called intra-firm Open Innovation) is an extremely hot topic in Central Europe. And innovation-3 is in the sweet spot of helping leading firms to use the “wisdom of the internal crowd” for driving innovation performance.

In the second half of May, innovation-3 will conduct a one-day workshop on this issue with clients and business friends, all of the representing leading firms. We will have a closer look at theory and Best Practices on two major levers for embedding Open Innovation inside the firm.

Management-Support, (infra-)structures and processes

Some key aspects we will be looking at are
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  • Role of Top Management in intra-firm Open innovation
  • Leadership 2.0
  • „Critical few behaviors“ of middle management
  • Effective help / support infrastructures
  • Internal seeker / solver IT platforms
  • Which mix of elements works best at which Open innovation maturity level of the firm?

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Networks, culture and people and communication

Some key aspects we will be looking at are
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  • Proven approaches for ramping up intra-firm Open Innovation (ambassadors, evangelists,…)
  • „Critical few behaviors“ of middle management
  • Communicative support for the heroes
  • Storytelling as key concept in building up change energy
  • Which mix of elements works best at which Open innovation maturity level of the firm?

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Participants

The roster of firms that will spend a day on sharpening the view and refining the toolbox for intra-firm Open Innovation is pretty impressive. More than 40 persons accepted innovation-3’s invitation.

They are coming from Airbus, Bayer, Beiersdorf, Celanese, Chocoladenfabriken Lindt & Sprüngli, Continental, D. Swarowski, Deutsche Lufthansa, Deutsche Telekom, Eckes-Granini Group, EnBW, Evonik Industries, Freudenberg New Technologies, Henkel, Heraeaus, Lufthansa, Merck, Osram, Robert Bosch, RWE, SAP, Schenker Deutschland, SCHOTT, SGL Carbon and Siemens

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