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  • 1. Ottawa - February 7th 2013Philippe Dancause, Yahya Baby Christophe Deutsch & Frank Piller*
  • 2.  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
  • 3. 3Why local open innovation?
  • 4. 4 Innovation =disciplined problem solving
  • 5. Open innovation = Increasing the productivity of problem solving http://www.flickr.com/photos/midnight-digital/2825160379/sizes/o
  • 6. Open innovation isthe use of purposiveinflows and outflowsof knowledge toaccelerate internalinnovation, andexpand the marketsfor external use ofinnovation,respectively Henry Chessbrough 7
  • 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
  • 8. Opening Innovation openness to outsiders =new ideas – new visions – breakthrough
  • 9. 11 Open= broad, free, undefined, distributed, shared
  • 10. 13How to make these connections?
  • 11. 14Broadcast Search
  • 12. 15 Broadcast Search "Seeker" broadcasts a (technical) problem to an undefined (andgenerally large) network of "solvers" in form of an open call 15
  • 13. 16 From market places (for technologies) toproblem places for solutions 16
  • 14. 17 But how open is openenough? Or can there be too much openness?
  • 15. 19 Intimacyor: The power of Q
  • 16. 20Brian Uzzi, Northwestern U.
  • 17. 21
  • 18. 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?
  • 19. Successful musical: Q=2.6Low Q (<1.4) vs. High Q (>3.2)
  • 20. 24 Success factor for R&D:Creating (extended) teams for innovation with the right Q
  • 21. 25The case for going local
  • 22. 26 Opening a domain to outsiders Broadcasting problemsProviding a space for cooperation Enabling collaborations with the right QAn arena for local open innovation 26
  • 23. 27Local Open Innovation = Seeking Solutions Approach
  • 24. The Concept
  • 25. 1 – Problem Sourcing *
  • 26. 2 – Problem Selection
  • 27. 3 – Problem Broadcasting
  • 28. 4 – Seeking solutions workshop
  • 29. 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.
  • 30. 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
  • 31. 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
  • 32. « 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
  • 33. 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!
  • 34. 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/
  • 35. From a collection of intelligences to a collective intelligence
  • 36. 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 info@enmodesolutions.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/116220689/sizes/l/
  • 37. Questions 45