This (OI-4) Consortium brings together practitioners in Open Innovation from across Europe to learn together about best practises, recent experiences, different perspectives of the innovation provider and the purchaser as well as to find and try out better ways to address the problems which arise along the way.
Consortium participants from software, healthcare, retail, finance, consumer goods, telecoms, manufacturing and beyond are building relationships with each other in the OI-4 consortium making it easier for new ideas and initiatives to be shared across industry boundaries in a trusting environment . This consortium is currently pursuing member interests including: Big data, Ecosystems for Open Innovation, Open Innovation beyond the First World and Co-innovation.
OI4 consortium members have worked together to create an Open Innovation Maturity Model which is described in this paper by Zeppelin University and Radboult University.
Consortium has provided a unique forum of experts with whom one can discuss
key issues around innovation management, learn from the experience of peers
across a variety of industries, establish extremely valuable networks for
cross-company benchmark. The efficient way in which meetings are
structured has allowed a very effective use of the face-to-face time, as
well as great flexibility in steering the discussions according to the
topics of interest that may emerge"
Claudio Marinelli: Director Open Innovation and Academic Relations—Nokia
"My experience in the participation of previous OI consortium has been excellent. In particular I found the interactions with peers from other companies very good, and the programs rich enough to foster interesting discussions. The OI event at WIPO in Geneva was a great success and I learned a lot about IP" Michel Benard : Head of University Relations—Google
"The DSM Innovation Center participated two years ago in the Open
Innovation consortium, and the outcome and insight from the collaboration
with other companies and institutions that were dealing with the same topic
really proved to be a jumpstart in many ways. DSM is still getting benefits
from that collaboration. It was a non-commercial, non-salespitch initiative,
very different from the usual stuff we get from suppliers. It was the 'real
deal'. " Massimo Mercuri : Innovation Projects - Royal DSM
" Massimo Mercuri : Innovation Projects - Royal DSM
Download Prospectus Here. The OI5 cycle starts in Spring 2014.