Conference March 20, 2013 5:30 p – 9:30 pNECC Technology Center Haverhill, MA
Haverhill and the MV have the potential to attract new industry by developing special resources to support profitable innovation To take advantage of this opportunity, leaders across sectors need to: ◦ Become familiar with some key terms--like "open innovation" and "co- creation" ◦ Recognize what it takes to support these emerging approaches ◦ Appreciate the assets we already have ◦ Craft a few feasible initiatives that would help us build new capacity-- near-term--to support innovation. The March 20 conference is meant to address the first three. Our follow-up plan is meant to address the fourth. ◦ Steering committee ◦ Crowd-sourced search for "feasible initiatives"
Meshing Internal R&D with External Ideas Project Sponsor / Problem Owner “The Sponsor” Information Flows Co-Creation Optimized Solution(s) “The Crowd” Universe of Potential Solution Providers
Critical Elements of Open Innovation Vision & LeadershipA Cluster of Entrepreneursand Talented Workers Access to Capital Resources, and Local and A Robust and Engaged Global Markets Education Network Collaborative Business Practices and Tools Creative Facilities for Rapid Prototyping & Collaboration