The European Open Innovation Summit

As innovators search for more efficient ways to develop new ideas, many are taking advantage of the many benefits found in open innovation. Open innovation is allowing R&D and innovation...

Design, Education & Learning

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As innovators search for more efficient ways to develop new ideas, many are taking advantage of the many benefits found in open innovation. Open innovation is allowing R&D and innovation departments to collaborate with external groups in an effort to discover innovation earlier, easier and cheaper. While there are many challenges associated with collaboration and the sharing of ideas and resources, the desire is there to continue these groundbreaking initiatives.

Some of the challenges in open innovation that will be addressed in this summit include: ownership issues, trust, driving ideas to launch and protecting IP. It is important to develop strategies to protect your innovative ideas given the new trend towards sharing resources. These hurdles and more will be analyzed by innovation leaders from Europe and abroad, who will provide successful strategies for effectively collaborating with innovators outside of your group and offer solutions to the current challenges surrounding open innovation. The two-day summit will consist of informative case studies and interactive panel discussions led by the world’s top open innovation champions. Some of the main topics on the agenda include:

Increasing innovation despite current financial crisis
Developing and internal culture that promotes open innovation
Creating the right organizational structure
Allocating resources efficiently
Developing successful partnerships that drive innovation
Cultivating mutually-beneficial partnerships between large enterprises and SMEs
Mitigating trust issues that inhibit open innovation
Deciding what platform is right for you
Using internal tools to open up
Learning from your customers via social media
Taking innovative ideas to the market
Ensuring commercial ownership by protecting IP
Leveraging technology through services and licensing

When
From: May 23, 2012 00:00
To: May 24, 2012 23:59
Where

Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19 , 1050, Brussels, Belgium

Category

Design, Education & Learning

Tags

innovation, learning, r&d

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