Open innovation means, in terms of research and development, the innovation modes based on sharing and collaboration. Open innovation postulates that it is more efficient and fast - in a spirit of collaborative work - to no longer rely mainly on its own and only research to innovate.
The term open innovation was coined by Henry Chesbrough, director of the Center for Open Innovation in Berkeley. In his founding text entitled "Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology" published in 2003, he proposed a clear definition of open innovation:
"Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that companies can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, as well as internal and external market channels, when seeking to advance their technology. Open Innovation combines internal and external ideas into architectures and systems whose requirements are defined by a business model. "Henry Chesbrough, Open Innovation: The New Imperative (2003).
Professor Chesbrough's most recent (and preferred) definition is as follows:
"Collaborative innovation is also a collaboration governed by specific contracts, sometimes patents may be required. I see open innovation as a network of partners, all connected to each other to co-create collaborative projects. When the company opens its innovation strategy to the outside world, it accelerates innovation by drawing on complementary expertise and gains in efficiency and therefore profitability. "Henry Chesbrough, Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (2006).
Collaborative innovation is also a collaboration governed by specific contracts, where for example clear intellectual property rights are defined. I envision open innovation as a network of partners, all connected to each other to co-create collaborative projects. When the company opens its innovation strategy to the outside, it accelerates innovation by relying on complementary expertise and gains in efficiency and therefore in profitability. With Traboule Innovation, I put my expertise and my know-how at the service of the companies. I practiced open innovation for 4 years with a large group and I want to share and transmit what I learned: the success of these practices as pitfalls to avoid.
- Search in "pull" mode
- Problem identification
- Design of the innovation axes
- Critical review of the proposed solutions
- Research of external partners on the above determined axes and areas, in France and abroad
- Selection and validation of the feasibility of the identified potential partnerships
- Connection and facilitation between the project partners.
- Set-up of the collaborative project
- Intermediation between the stakeholders of the project
- Help defining the common value created between partners
- Advice on different ways of acquiring external knowledge (type of contracts)
- Support in the negotiations of operating conditions with stakeholders.
- Advice on the design of the pilot experience and field pilot.
- Support for the deployment
- Advice in identifying the different actors for the marketing, application and deployment of the chosen solution
- Mobilization and follow-up of the involvement of the different project stakeholders.