Hot topic in in Central Europe: Intra-firm Open Innovation

In preparing the next workshop of the innovation-3 Practitioner’s Expert Circle , innovation-3 asked its clients about hot topics that should be the discussed. Almost instantly, the topic of “Intra-firm Open Innovation” emerged. Many firms in Central Europe do not see Open Innovation limited to the outside-in mode or the inside-out mode. Predominantly diversified corporations – with a large number …

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 …

Report from the flagship conference on Open Innovation in Germany – Part I

On December 02 and 03, 2010 some 100 Open Innovation practitioners gathered for this year’s German flagship conference on Open Innovation in Frankfurt. Together with Handelsblatt, the leading German business daily I designed a program that covered both R&D-driven and customer-facing (crowdsourcing, co-creation) Open Innovation. Apart from myself, the speaker panel included the leading companies in German Open Innovation such …

Open Innovation in Germany: The state of the nation (Initial study results)

Open Innovation is certainly one of the hottest topics in innovation management. The big question however is: To what extent is it already practiced in “normal” companies – companies that are not P&G, IBM, Eli Lilly and other well-respected singular beacons of Open Innovation. To answer this question – at least for the German-speaking countries – I conducted a statistically …

Flagship conference: Open Innovation in Germany

HANDELSBLATT is Germany’s leading business daily newspaper. I worked with them to set up what probably will be the THE leading Open Innovation conference this year (for the conference program have a look here) in Germany. The event will take place on December 02-03, 2010 in Frankfurt. I was responsible for designing the program and speaker acquisition and secured top-notch …

Which software to choose for Open Innovation

This article discusses which software is best suited to different Open Innovation (OI) approaches. The subject is particularly interesting since, on the one hand there are more and more companies that embrace OI, and on the other, there are a lot of software solutions on the market that have proven productive. The article first looks at the different OI approaches …