Report Highlights Skills Shortage in Open Innovation

Open innovation analysis

The researchers began by analyzing the breadth of open innovation work across industries, and the kind of open innovation companies were participating in.  For instance, whilst horizon scanning for external ideas was rather popular, IP out-licensing was much less so.  It was especially interesting that so-called outbound activities were collectively unpopular.  These include activities such as the sale of unutilized technologies and IP licensing.

Open Innovation Search for Disruptive Technologies

The Story:

The phrase “disruptive innovation” was coined by business consultant and author Clayton M. Christensen and examined in his book ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’. It describes an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network.

Government needs to make space for Open Innovation

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Syngenta, Bayer Try ‘Open Innovation’ to Find Next Big Agtech Idea


Agriculture is a more technical business than many people realize. Consider modern farm equipment: A John Deere tractor today contains more lines of code than a Boeing 747 jetliner, according to Syngenta’s Rick DeRose.

Syngenta, Bayer Try ‘Open Innovation’ to Find Next Big Agtech Idea