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- Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 15:43
- Written by Super User
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Open Innovation allows organisations to look beyond their internal resources to develop new products, services, and sources of revenue.
The Open Innovation Project aims to create jobs and new businesses by stimulating the application of collaborative open innovation models to co-create and develop new products and services. To do this a partnership of local governments, universities, business support services, and other public bodies is delivering a diverse and dynamic programme of activities across the UK, France, Germany, Ireland and Belgium. Some of these activities have been:
- The Summerhall Co-Creation Evening which brought together members of Edinburgh's creative sector in February 2013 to explore new ways to work collaboratively.
- The Open Innovation Masterclass; a high-quality programme which trains small and medium sized enterprises in using the tools and techniques of open innovation. This was launched in Laval in June 2012 and will be rolled out across other partner countries.
- Citrus Saturday which introduces the principles of entrepreneurship to pupils from local schools by giving them the opportunity to make and sell lemonade. This was piloted in London in July 2011, has since been run in Edinburgh, Dublin and Somerset.
- A workshop on Crowdsourcing was held in Gent in April 2013 which highlighted the benefits of using this tool for busines,.
- The Somerset Innovation Learning Programme; a personal development and open innovation programme based around active learning and collaboration over a 6-month period.
- The Unikat Business Plan Competition which seeks to generate innovative business ideas from the students of Kassel University.
- The annual Innovation Dublin festival which showcases innovation taking place in Dublin.
The project has led to a number of success stories and some of these are featured as case studies. Amongst these has been the highly-successful Popcorn Horror mobile phone app which streams the best horror films from around the world.
The Open Innovation Project is funded by the INTERREG IVB North-West Europe. Programme.