Open Innovation Toolkit
The Science|Business website reported on an European project which pools public and private-sector efforts to promote innovation in the lighting industry and to harness the full potential of LED technology. ESADE professors Wim Vanhaverbeke and Henry Chesbrough have actively participated in the project, bringing to the table their experience with open innovation, one of the cornerstones of the project’s goal of accelerating the uptake of LED technology at companies. Vanhaverbeke and Chesbrough are the authors of the Open Innovation Toolkit, a guide for companies and institutions interested in applying the open innovation concept. The first version of the guide offers tips for encouraging creativity and innovation, all formulated with an eye to bridging the gap between academic language and the business world.
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