Can Open Innovation Help South Africa Solve Its Power Problems?
The website Engineering News reports that the South African state-owned power utility Eskom’s open innovation pilot study has generated an overwhelming response from intelligentsia, diverse industries, government departments and organisations, research bodies, universities and businesses. The new paradigm is that the knowledge economy is so permeable that knowledge flows across business units, through organisations and into societies, through people’s heads, from professors to students and between people through social media. This led to the current paradigm which states that it is not how much IP a business can generate and own, but how it can leverage or control IP as a tool of business.
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