Open Innovation – what’s behind the buzzword?

Yesterday (Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011), we were invited to by the Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness i7, the ESCP (Ecole Supérieur de Commerce de Paris) and Accenture who presented their report entitled “Open Innovation: What’s Behind the Buzzword?” at ESCP Europe, Paris Campus. Introduction The presentation started by a very sound introduction by Pascal Morand (dean ESCP Europe) who explained that Research & Development is necessary, but not sufficient to innovation. He also also told us that open innovation processes, although they raise a number of questions (What about IP? If it is open, every goes in the same direction, so what? etc.), they tend to be more efficient than other processes. Take away of the report While Open Innovation

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