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A Free Book / Presentation: 7 Steps for Open Innovation

January 26, 2015 15inno, Featured Posts No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

I am happy to give you FREE access to a mini-book and a PowerPoint presentation deck for my framework on open innovation.

You can download the free mini-book (PDF, 46 pages) here: 7 Steps for Open Innovation:

Open Innovation in the Auto Industry: Toyota, Tesla Open Up Patents

January 24, 2015 15inno 2 Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

Last year, I wrote a blog post on Tesla and their move to open up their patent portfolio to others in order to help move the battery-driven car industry forward.

Now, Toyota is doing a similar thing …

Western World, Learn Innovation from Dubai!

January 23, 2015 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard


As I am reading some local newspapers in Dubai airport, I see three articles on new innovation initiatives driven by the government. This is just another day of innovation and media coverage in the UAE.

One of …

Call for Cases: Training Your Employees for Open Innovation

January 14, 2015 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

I am working on the next webinar in my Innovation MasterClass and this one will be based on some interested questions raised by one of the member companies.

They go like this:

What are the effective actions

Five Things Executives Should Learn about Innovation in 2015

January 13, 2015 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

If you want to bring corporate executives up to speed on innovation management as it happens in 2015 you should focus on these elements:

• give them a better understanding of what open innovation is and how …

Asking the Right Questions: A Powerful Capability

January 12, 2015 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

Lots of people claim to have all the right answers. Some people are more humble. They acknowledge that they do not have all the right answers, but their humbleness often seem to give them a very valuable …

Raising a Business: The Second Hardest Thing

January 11, 2015 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

Sometimes you see a picture that just speaks to you. Being a father as well as an entrepreneur, I can resonate with this image that I saw at Heathrow airport. The only thing, I would comment is …

True or False: Employees Should not Be Bothered with Innovation?

December 18, 2014 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

I got an interesting comment to my recent post on how to train and educate executives on innovation. It went like this:

“Innovation requires time and drive to explore new vistas, therefore it is understandable that busy …

80% of Big Companies Plan to Increase Innovation Budgets in 2015

December 18, 2014 15inno 1 Comment
by Stefan Lindegaard

NineSigma recently asked more than 300 executives in big companies about their innovation programs and plans for 2015. The survey is highly encouraging and it also underscores the rising importance of open innovation.

• 87% agreed or …

Don’t Confuse Open Source with Open Innovation

December 17, 2014 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

I just read a post in which a comment stated that open source is the easiest way to understand open innovation.

In my view open source does not have much to do with open innovation.

Wikipedia starts …