Where Open Innovation Stumbles

Harvard Business Review

When I urge managers in a company to make open innovation part of their innovation strategy, they get it conceptually. A recent project we did for FVA, a branch of the German trade association VDMA for companies that provide drive-train systems and components, bears this out. FVA commissioned Aachen University to manage a selection process and trial study, and the selection committee found us at NineSigma most suitable to conduct a series of technology searches.