I just did a session on open innovation in Shanghai where I got to interact with a great group of corporate innovators working in China. Here the concept of open innovation is still fairly new, but it is gaining lots of interest.
Naturally, one of the participants asked me what I see as the biggest topic on open innovation at conferences and in the community in general. I think this one is pretty clear.
It is about scaling up in the context of getting better and bigger buy-in to open innovation within an organization.
Many companies today have “advance teams” with strong open innovation capabilities and the ability to match external partners with the needs of their organization.
However, these teams know that they cannot …