Open Innovation and Public Policies in Europe

Henry CHESBROUGH & Wim VANHAVERBEKE, fathers of Open Innovation have just released a very insightful report on Open Innovation and public policies in Europe, in collaboration with Tuba BAKICI and Henry LOPEZ-VEGA.   Abstract of the report Industrial innovation processes are becoming more open. The large, vertically integrated R&D laboratory systems of the 20th century are giving way to more vertically disintegrated networks of innovation that connect numerous companies into ecosystems. Since innovation policy ultimately rests on the activities and initiatives of the private sector, it is vital that policy follows this evolution. Previous innovation policies relied on large companies to act as the engines of innovation in the EU. While large companies remain quite relevant to innovation within the

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PRESANS: exciting news

On the 18th of January of last year, PRESANS launched X-Search, the first worldwide expert search engine. We decided to choose  the 18th of January again to announce some exciting (at least for us!) news. In the past few years, we’ve had to learn a lot in order to develop fairly robust applications and high-end services to boost innovation. The time has now come to streamline a number of things and to structure our offering in a clearer way. Keep on reading to find out about Sofia, X-Search and X-Call… and to discover our brand new corporate website. Why did we change ? First of all, PRESANS is still PRESANS: our recent evolution is a logical step towards doing what we already

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Schneider Electric: Focusing Research on Use Cases

During the conference on Open Innovation and the Globalization of Research organized by L’Usine Nouvelle on the 1st of December 2011, Claude Ricaud, Sr VP Innovation of the Power division of Schneider Electric presented his vision of innovation. Presans was there to report this vision.   A multi-source innovation model We don’t use an iPhone in the same way we use a Nokia – Claude Ricaud, VP Innovation at Schneider Electric Claude Ricaud first presented the multi-source innovation model that Schneider Electric implemented: Technological innovation: first, technological innovation (R&D) is necessary because it yields sustainable competitive advantages. Customer Innovation: then, innovation through use cases, which creates the most value for customers. Innovation market: finally, business innovation creates disruption and maximizes

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