2013 02-07 local open innovation and the seeking solutions approach - tim lecture draft v1
Ottawa - February 7th 2013Philippe Dancause, Yahya Baby Christophe Deutsch & Frank Piller*
Introduction Local open innovation Why local open innovation? Open innovation Broadcast search Success criteria for openness: Intimacy factor A definition for local open innovation How to implement Local open innovation:Seeking Solutions approach The concept Quebec Seeks Solutions 2010 highlights Other examples Conclusion Questions A taste of the Seeking Solutions Approach 2
Open innovation = Increasing the productivity of problem solving http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnight-digital/2825160379/sizes/o
Open innovation isthe use of purposiveinflows and outflowsof knowledge toaccelerate internalinnovation, andexpand the marketsfor external use ofinnovation,respectively Henry Chessbrough 7
8Open innovation isthe formaldiscipline andpractice ofleveraging thediscoveries ofunobvious othersas input for theinnovationprocess throughformal and informalrelationships. *Note: the informal relationships constitu Frank Piller the "innovativeness" of open innovation
Opening Innovation openness to outsiders =new ideas – new visions – breakthrough
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University Research on composition of 2254 musical productions at Broadway (1945-1989),measurement of connectivity and ties between members of the production team. Calculation of social intimacy measure Q = How much do team members know each other already?
Successful musical: Q=2.6Low Q (<1.4) vs. High Q (>3.2)
24 Success factor for R&D:Creating (extended) teams for innovation with the right Q
QSS 2010 edition Highlights• 9 companies / 10 problems• 175 participants (paying 200$ to participate)• Results : • 60% of the seeking companies have stayed in contact with people met during the event near to one year after the event • The largest perceived impact is the networking • Real business opportunities appeared : at least three contract have been signed • 50% of the seeking companies are actively working on solutions suggested during the event and collaborate with partners met during the event.
Kruger’s problem: finding a new product • A problem with critical consequences • Finding innovative applications using offline coaters or the manufacturing plant in Trois Rivières closes down • The solution: • paper tarpaulin instead of plastic • Opening to outsiders of the domain: agro-environment • Proof of concept in the field : feasibility has been demonstrated • .5 M$ grant for a project between Kruger, FPInnovation and IRDA and 3 other industrial partners
QSS 2012 edition Highlights• 9 Seeking companies,• 162 potential solvers over 2 days• Results: • Real solutions • A complex problem solved thanks to a very simple idea with a simple tool (commodity in another industry) • Real business opportunities • Solution that helps a SME saving costs and creating new sourcing strategy • Side effect: cultural changes inside the participating companies • 7/9 of company would participate again • Networking
« I got a lot of very fruitful contributions today. The morewe advanced in the day, the simpler the solutions became.I would never had thought this type of exercise would gothat way.I liked it a lot. I came with a white page and I leave with 4potential solutions. That’s very promising !Thanks for the process »Jo Lanoë - Textiles TechniquesChaudière-Appalaches
ISPIM Seeks Solutions• Workshop during the Innovation management conference in Barcelona• 13 problems submitted• 5 problems selected• A new way to increase the energy in a conference!
Benefits & Outcomes• For the Seeker s • New way of solving pr oblems • Networ king • Tr y Open innovation• For the solver s • Networ king • Business oppor tunities • Visibility• For a Region / confer ence / Consor tium / Company • Incr eased value cr eation • Incr eased collabor ation • Incr eased capabilities to quickly solve all sor ts of pr oblems http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotorita/2313873355/sizes/l/
From a collection of intelligences to a collective intelligence
W ant to tr y it ?• For your r egion• Inside your own Company• In a cluster• Dur ing a confer ence Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/116220689/sizes/l/