The “Meetic of Research” | PRESANS invited by the French Ministry of Research

Today the team of PRESANS was invited to participate to the press conference organized by the French Ministry of Research about the new service that they are launching early 2010: a website to facilitate collaboration between academia and industry. This sounds like a new competitor of PRESANS… well, not quite as it seems that they also would like to partner with us. Valérie Pécresse Speech We give below a few points that Valérie Pécresse, our minister of Research has risen during the course of the conference. Actions to accelerate innovation To accelerate innovation, the parallel existence of the two distinct worlds (public and private research) has to end. The country (France) has to join the new trend of Open Innovation.

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The Erosion of the Closed Innovation Paradigm

In our article “The Golden Age of Closed Innovation Closed”, we gave a definition of “Closed Innovation”, and we explained how and why this type of innovation management had appeared and were necessary conditions of its success. In particular, we explained that A buffer between Research and Development had to be established, Intellectual Property had to be strictly controlled, The mobility of qualified people had to be limited. However a number of factors have contributed to the erosion of the virtuous circle formed by Closed Innovation. While some companies who did not manage to adapt suffered from important losses, others have been innovative in the way they innovate and have turned to Open Innovation. Erosion Factors for the closed innovation

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What is Innovation ?

PRESANS is an “Open Innovation Intermediary”, based in France. Before explaining what this is, we will first speak about innovation, about the latest trends in innovation management, open innovation etc. The present article, about innovation, is a brief summary of the first chapters of the very interesting Oslo manual published by OECD. Fundamental role of innovation Innovation plays a key role in the growth of production and productivity. However, the knowledge and the understanding of processes underlying innovation is not easy because these processes themselves evolve very rapidly. In particular, it is now obvious that innovation does not only mean product innovation, resulting of an intense activity of Research and Development, but also (especially?) Process innovations, Organizational innovations, And marketing

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