Open Innovation in Marine Biotechnology
The Fish Site website reported on the first ever study of the use of open innovation in the marine biotechnology sector, in which researchers found that companies in Oman’s marine and fisheries industries were commonly developing new knowledge mainly from ‘market-based’ sources, such as customers, suppliers and competitors, rather than through research-led innovation. The study looked at how open innovation could be used to increase the diversity and competitiveness of the Omani marine biotech sector. Researchers conclude that companies in the sector should collaborate in a more open, balanced way – not just with market-side partners but also with universities, research institutes and external partners to gain knowledge and drive innovation.
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