WOIC 2017 – 4th World Open Innovation Conference

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December 13-15th 2017 – San Francisco, California.


Open Innovation Summit – Boston, Massachusetts USA Sept 21,22 2017

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Why Attend

The Open Innovation Summit invites commercial innovators and leaders in R&D processes to come together in candid conversation to discuss their challenges and develop best-practices.  Attendance is essential if you want to learn from America’s leading open innovators and establish real strategic solutions to see you through 2017 successfully.


Q&A: Gates Foundation’s Christian Witt on Using Open Innovation in Agriculture

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Ansel Adams


How Does the Gates Foundation use Open Innovation?

We have several ways of driving towards impact around our strategies. The most obvious is our grant-making, but we often cite our convening power and ability to bring together a community to jointly solve a particular challenge. We have been using OI in various ways since the early days of the foundation.


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.