Principles of open innovation

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By Bob Collowân, CC BY-SA 2.5,


What do mini-Big Bang Theory Lego, Mozilla, Facebook’s Pride Flag feature, P&G’s Connect+Develop, and Moodle have in common?

There are all examples of open innovation (OI) at its best.

Popularized by Henry Chesbrough,“Open Innovation” term refers to the broad concepts of leveraging external sources of technology and innovation to drive internal growth. It also entails the spin-off and outsourcing of unused intellectual property. (Michael Docherty, 2006)


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