The surprising origins of open innovation

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The age of silos is over. The modern company is on a quest for agility and innovation. And although innovation is traditionally the domain of R&D departments, things are beginning to change. Increasingly, major groups (led by Microsoft, Google and Bouygues) have grasped the importance of adopting a more cross-department approach. And so they appeal to all of their employees as well as outside communities, such as students and startups, to help the company to innovate. This is open innovation.


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