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2013 02-07 local open innovation and the seeking solutions approach - tim lecture draft v1

Presentation given in Ottawa in February 2013 - TIM Lectures: Local open innovation and the seeking solutions approach

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2013 02-07 local open innovation and the seeking solutions approach - tim lecture draft v1

  1. 1. Ottawa - February 7th 2013Philippe Dancause, Yahya Baby Christophe Deutsch & Frank Piller*
  2. 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. 3. 3Why local open innovation?
  4. 4. 4 Innovation =disciplined problem solving
  5. 5. Open innovation = Increasing the productivity of problem solving
  6. 6. Open innovation isthe use of purposiveinflows and outflowsof knowledge toaccelerate internalinnovation, andexpand the marketsfor external use ofinnovation,respectively Henry Chessbrough 7
  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. 8. Opening Innovation openness to outsiders =new ideas – new visions – breakthrough
  9. 9. 11 Open= broad, free, undefined, distributed, shared
  10. 10. 13How to make these connections?
  11. 11. 14Broadcast Search
  12. 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. 13. 16 From market places (for technologies) toproblem places for solutions 16
  14. 14. 17 But how open is openenough? Or can there be too much openness?
  15. 15. 19 Intimacyor: The power of Q
  16. 16. 20Brian Uzzi, Northwestern U.
  17. 17. 21
  18. 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. 19. Successful musical: Q=2.6Low Q (<1.4) vs. High Q (>3.2)
  20. 20. 24 Success factor for R&D:Creating (extended) teams for innovation with the right Q
  21. 21. 25The case for going local
  22. 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. 23. 27Local Open Innovation = Seeking Solutions Approach
  24. 24. The Concept
  25. 25. 1 – Problem Sourcing *
  26. 26. 2 – Problem Selection
  27. 27. 3 – Problem Broadcasting
  28. 28. 4 – Seeking solutions workshop
  29. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  35. 35. From a collection of intelligences to a collective intelligence
  36. 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
  37. 37. Questions 45