A New Report on the State of Open Innovation and What it Means For you
Christofer Nelson, COO, Association of Science-Technology Centers
Sara Holoubek, CEO, Luminary Labs
October 26, 2018
The State of Open
The State of Open Innovation
In 2018, Luminary Labs surveyed nearly 100 private sector,
government, and nonprofit organizations in this inaugural cross-
sector survey to discover how they use open innovation in
pursuit of new approaches to complex problems and how they
are building open innovation competencies inside their
The report features insights from open innovation leaders at
AstraZeneca, Bayer, City of Pittsburgh, MIT Solve, Mozilla,
Nestlé USA, Pfizer, Schmidt Futures, Verizon, UCLA, and
the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Primary areas of inquiry
1. Making the business case: Why are organizations investing in
open innovation? What is the rationale for change – and what is
the evidence of the evolution?
2. Benchmarking the practice: What does open innovation look
like today – and how are the most successful organizations
overcoming obstacles on the path to maturity?
3. Shaping the future: Where do we go from here? How will open
innovation grow – inside organizations and beyond? What will it
take to truly transform the way we work?