15 Examples of Open Innovation between Big Companies and Startups

Open innovation is a strategic game for big companies and one of the most important moves to consider for their innovation leaders is the allocation of focus and resources in the context of open innovation.

Here we …

FREE Books, Papers and Insights on Open Innovation and Innovation Culture

I believe in being open and sharing insights so here you can download free books, papers and exercises related to my work. I hope you will find this worth your time and if so, it would be …

An Open Innovation Talk by Stefan Lindegaard (Video)

Do you want some insights and inspiration on open innovation? Then you should check out this presentation that I gave at the recent re:publica conference in Berlin.

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Here you get a short description of the talk:

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Innovation: The 7 Key Differences Between Big and Small Companies

Anyone who has worked for both a large corporation and a small, entrepreneurial company can talk endlessly about the differences in the two cultures and mindsets.

In this post, I look into these differences and the challenges …

Recent Posts by Stefan Lindegaard:

Innovation: The First Mile is the Hardest – Get it Right!

June 20, 2014 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

I really enjoyed listening to Scott D. Anthony at the recent World of Innovation conference in New York, where he talked about the concepts and ideas behind his latest book, The First Mile. You can get

3 Innovation Lessons from Elon Musk and Tesla

June 18, 2014 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

Last week, Tesla Motors announced that they are opening up their patents to anyone, who in good faith, wants to use their technology. This enforces my belief that although intellectual property rights are still important in the

Make Magic Happen: Innovation is About Intersections, Networking

June 4, 2014 15inno 3 Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

The WOBI on Innovation conference in New York started out with a big bang, when Scott D. Anthony gave a great talk based on his new book, The First Mile. I will write a couple of

Re-inventing Innovation at Cisco? Embrace Openness, Small Companies!

June 4, 2014 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

“We believe one of the key strategies for reinventing innovation at Cisco is to embrace openness.” This sentence by Mala Anand, a SVP at Cisco caught my interest as I read her blog post about the

Free Webinar – Smartfailing: Embrace Failure to Build a Stronger Innovation Culture

June 3, 2014 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

When things go wrong (as they frequently will), a smartfailing organization does not focus its energy on assigning blame and doling out consequences. Instead, the smartfailing organization de-stigmatizes failure and uses failure as an opportunity to learn

Lack of Ownership, Lack of Direction; No Innovation

June 2, 2014 15inno 1 Comment
by Stefan Lindegaard

A small team of corporate innovators wonders why they are in trouble with their innovation initiatives. As we dive into a discussion on this, the reasons for this become quite obvious.

No one really owns innovation within …

Why Sports Clubs are LEGO Competitors – Competition is Not Always Obvious!

May 28, 2014 15inno 7 Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

I recently listened to an interesting interview with Lego CEO, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, in which he explained that LEGO has three main types of competitors. As you can see, they are not as obvious as you may

Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing in Silicon Valley

May 28, 2014 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

Do you want to get the latest inspiration and insights on open innovation? Then, you should join my session in Silicon Valley on June 20 (9am – 12am).

Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing: New Opportunities, New Challenges

Many …

7 Steps for Building a Top 100 Innovation Company

May 22, 2014 15inno 3 Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard

What would be a good approach to create an entrepreneurial and innovative culture in a big company?

What are the elements, processes and tools that a large organization can typically do to become a top 100 innovative …

Business Models That Work and Value Propositions That Sell – Don’t Miss This Webinar

May 21, 2014 15inno No Comments
by Stefan Lindegaard
Innovation today is very much about opening up to external resources and to develop business models that works and value propositions that sell. The latter is very relevant for the people side of innovation whether you work …