Scaling-Up: Results from our Peer Group work

This article was co-written with Dr.Ralph-Christian Ohr As you may have noticed (see e.g. HERE ) we have assembled a Peer Group of more than 10 premier European companies across various industries. Together with BP, Robert Bosch, Continental, Evonik, Philips, Swisscom, Telefonica, SIX, TÜV Rheinland (and other companies that asked not to be named) we co-created a systematic approach to scaling up validated radical / disruptive …

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 …

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 …