Open Innovation Practitioners Consortium focuses on health and wellness

By • on November 29, 2011

The Centre for Business Innovation website (UK) reports that the the Open Innovation Practitioners Consortium visited Cambridge in a join venture with NHS Innovation to work on an Open Innovation strategy for health and wellness. The Open Innovation Practitioners Consortium met  to apply the principles of Open Innovation to the national challenge of managing the “Health and Wellness” agenda. Annette Neath for the NHS Institute says: “The Health Service is dealing with a timebomb of increasingly elderly population combined with the prospect of reduced tax revenues – no single organisation will be able to deal with this and we need to look to innovative relationships between players not necessarily delivering healthcare services today.” Peter Hewkin for CfBI adds: “The Open Innovation Consortium brings together Open Innovation practitioners from Europe’s best companies and is guided by the consensus of their needs and interests – delivering insight, benchmarks and calls to action.” Members of the consortium include: Glaxo Smith Kline, Coloplast, Deutsche Telekom, Medimmune, Scottish Enterprise, Google and Friesland Campina.

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