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. …

2-day Open Innovation Masterclass at Dresden International University

On May 10-11, 2014 innovation-3’s Frank Mattes will facilitate a 1.5 days Masterclass for alumni of the Dresden International University. These work for large multinational firms as well as for SMEs. The event has a B2B focus and is also open for non-alumni (more information below). In designing the agenda, we followed our proven approach for a Senior Management workshop …

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 …

Finding from a practitioner’s workshop: Open Innovation meets Systematic Serendipity

This year, innovation-3 had the opportunity to work with a number of leading firms on a cutting-edge subject. All of these firms were basically saying: “We have well-defined innovation search fields. On the one side this is good since search fields provide us with a clear guidance on what we focus on. But on the other hand search fields also …

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. …

Findings from a practitioner’s workshop on cross-industry / Big Data radical innovation

Recently, innovation-3 conducted a one-day workshop with some 30 practitioners from leading Central European firms (see HERE). We looked at how radical innovation can be achieved via a cross-industry / cross-funnel approach, by a Big Data approach and by the confluence of these two, Big Data-enabled, industry-crossing Business Model Innovations. Within this context, we focused on three main topics: Cross-industry …

Open Innovation in the Chemical Industry: Report from the Evonik in-house congress

Since last year, Evonik Industries, a global leader in Specialty Chemicals, supports adoption of Open Innovation by conducting annual in-house congresses on this topic. According to the Open Innovation paradigm, the speaker and panelist roster should come from academia and other firms – both from within and outside the Chemical Industry. Like in 2012, innovation-3 organized and facilitated this year’s …

Hot topic in in Central Europe: Systematic Serendipity in Open Innovation

It seems that leading Open Innovation firms in Central Europe add a new twist to their Open / Collaborative Innovation: „Systematic Serendipity“, i.e. the systematic search for „unexpected“ innovation partners and innovation corridors. We have two data points to support this thesis. Firstly, we are currently supporting a major industrial company that builds up a new unit which would be …

New publication: Achieving excellence in Open Innovation

Business + Innovation, the Executive magazine of the German research foundation Steinbeis, just published an article from innovation-3’s Frank Mattes on “Achieving excellence in Open Innovation”. This article, that Frank Mattes co-wrote with Dr. Philip Wagner from RWTH university at Aachen, explains why leading firms are opening up their innovation activities, which strategies they pursue and what makes up excellence …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …