Open Innovation and SMEs
The Innocentive website posted an article noting that there has been discussion lately of the strength of SMEs (small- and medium-sized enterprises), with some clusters in and around the Alpine regions of Europe highlighted in particular. But can SMEs, who are widely considered to form the backbone of the European economy, do more? Recently there was a day of Open Innovation discussions at a conference organized by Open Alps, a consortium of nine partners from around Europe’s Alpine regions, in Lyon, France. Around 200 people, primarily representatives of regional SMEs, gathered to share experiences and explore the benefits of Open Innovation.
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