Open Innovation and Its Antecedents
The website Opensource.com asks how is open innovation tangibly different than the older models of innovation? It’s not a simple question to answer, and our collective understanding is evolving–evolving as quickly as innovation is manifesting itself in so many sectors and areas. Fifteen years ago, innovation–at its core–was a contact sport: it emerged from putting dedicated minds together, mashing it up, and seeing what emerges. This was the old model of innovation, before the commercialization of the Internet. Open innovation appears to embody these known processes and expands them beyond anything that earlier innovators could imagine.
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