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 we should put up for discussion at the beginning of 2013. The response was clear and strong.
Within only a few days, Open Innovation directors in leading German industries said that Business Model Innovation and Breakthrough Innovation are key topics in developing their excellence in Open / Collaborative Innovation.
Interestingly, if one looks at the roster of workshop participants – which includes Lufthansa, Merck, Robert Bosch, GKN Driveline, Wittenstein, SAP, SGL Carbon, Beiersdorf, Deutsche Telekom, Solvay, Porsche, Diehl, SMA Solar Technology, Draeger Safety, Continental, Bayer, Postbank, RWE and BASF – one clearly sees that these two topics are priority topics in a large number of industries.