Golden Age of Closed Innovation

Open Innovation starts to be a very popular topic in Europe. This has been the case for much longer in US (since 15-20 years ago). Open Innovation will be the subject of a series of forthcoming articles. Before being open, innovation was closed. However the expression « closed innovation » was probably coined at the same time as « open innovation ». In this article we define closed innovation. Definition of closed innovation Within the closed innovation paradigm, the process leading to innovation is completely controlled; all the intellectual property is developed internally and kept within the company frontiers until the new product is released on the market. The origin of closed innovation lays in the lack of involvement of

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Open Innovation in Five Lessons According to Xerox

The expression “open innovation”, coined by Henry Chesbrough in 2003, has become increasingly fashionable in Europe and large industrial groups are looking for ways to implement “open innovation”. “Open innovation” has popped up in the program of most professional training agencies and is the subject of many conferences on innovation. This was the case for the first edition of the Grenoble Innovation Fair (GIF), held in Grenoble on 22 and 23 October. The conference started with an excellent presentation by Wim Vanhaverbeke on open innovation. This was followed by a presentation by Dr Monica Beltrametti, Vice President of the Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE). Although Xerox is known for having missed the transition from closed to open innovation in the

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The European Commission Speaks about PRESANS

The European Commission has interviewed the founders of PRESANS and speaks about our innovative services and technology in web mining in their newsletter. The points that they have kept is : PRESANS is a social network for researchers, PRESANS connect industry to public research, PRESANS develop state of the art semantic tools to generate knowledge mapping from web sites such as that of research centers.

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