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20171215 open innovation battistella

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Scouting innovation results for knowledge sourcing and collaboration with experts

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20171215 open innovation battistella

  1. 1. Open Platform for Innovative SMEs Marco Battistella t2i - technology transfer and innovation PWR NUCLEI Open Seminar - Wrocław, 15 December 2017 1 marco.battistella@t2i.it Scouting innovation results for knowledge sourcing and collaboration with experts
  2. 2. Open Innovation Practice - Which option to choose? • ask the market intelligence team • attend conferences • external consultant • address the question to experts • ask as many people as possible (crowd) • ... open innovation platform? 2
  3. 3. 1/5 Background Absorptive capacity and barriers to Open Innovation 3
  4. 4. New Product Development process - The stage-gate approach 4
  5. 5. New Product Development process - The innovation funnel 5
  6. 6. How does your organization source external knowledge? • the capacity to recognize the value of new knowledge gathered from external sources, to assimilate it and exploit it for commercial use is called Absorptive Capacity1 (ACAP) • its development at organizational level implies specific investments in Human Resource Management practices2 (routines, database, communication, gatekeeping rolesm boundary spanning...) 6 1 PROCESS DIMENSIONS: Cohen e Levinthal, 1990; Zahra e George, 2002; Lane et al., 2006; Todorova e Durisin, 2007 2 ORGANIZATIONAL ANTECEDENTS: Van den Bosch et al., 1999; Jansen et al., 2005; Vega-Jurado et al., 2008
  7. 7. Innovation Project Management à managing boundaries 7 • Recognition (REC) monitoring, selecting, developing communication channels • Assimilation (ASM) evaluating, translating, addressing to gatekeepers
  8. 8. New Product Development: some issues for SMEs’ R&D • product complexity and customers’ expectations are rising • conflicting requirements (cost vs durability, performance vs green) • multiple tech fields need to be addressed (materials, physics, human factors, electronics, ...) • shorter time-to-market à avoid “reinventing the wheel” • collaborating with the right expert improve R&D results 8
  9. 9. Engaging with the right expert The existing knowledge is huge, not easy to scout and exploit • 10 million researchers in the world • 1 million scientific papers published every year • ~ 200 million scientific papers published until today Many technology fields (ex. “materials”) are very wide 9
  10. 10. Matching the right problem with the right expert The right expert is currently active in that area, and has deep knowledge of the state-of-the-art, requiring less time to propose a solution. Innovate Better, Faster, Cheaper! 10
  11. 11. 2/5 The Project Matching SMEs with the right experts 11
  12. 12. 12 OPENiSME project: overview Facilitation of Open Innovation partnerships through a innovative semantic search engine that crawls scientific literature and patent databases Co-funded by European Union Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (GA 621121) Duration: Dec 2014 - May 2018 Stages: 3 trial steps with SMEs
  13. 13. Consortium T2I - Technology Transfer Innovation LP Academy Entrepreneurship Astikietaira FULDA - University of Applied Sciences IdeXlab IJS - Institut Jozef Stefan LMT - Laval Mayenne Technopole TAGES UCL - University College of London V2020 - Vision 2020 Network 13
  14. 14. 3/5 The Platform A complete tool set for OI process 14
  15. 15. A reliable solution • based on a already developed and working platform mostly used by large companies. • develop features to better meet the needs of SMEs 15
  16. 16. The platform can be used to: Solve problems or generate new ideas Benchmark with state-of-the-art Identify partners for R&D (funded) projects Scout for innovative suppliers Find qualified personnel to hire 16
  17. 17. Key features Unlocking the innovation capacity for SMEs through Open Innovation
  18. 18. The process 18
  19. 19. The process 19
  20. 20. The process 20
  21. 21. The process 21
  22. 22. The process 22
  23. 23. The process 23
  24. 24. 4/5 Demo session Set up a OI project involving international experts 24
  25. 25. Start a OI PROJECT, then SEARCH for keywords 25 Select a technology field and identify the TRL starting point of your desired project
  26. 26. Search results interface 26 Estracting info out of 200 million references list of best experts out of all those that published on the topic (380/1300)
  27. 27. Search results interface 27 abstracts of each expert’s publications related to the topic Possibility to ADD an expert and SIMILAR
  28. 28. Contacting the experts • The first contact step is anonymous, to avoid the company from disclosing reserved information to unsuitable or uninterested experts. • The company selects the most interesting proposal based on content, price and reputation. • The collaboration agreement is freely negotiated between the company and the expert, according to the needs and the type of activity (tech transfer, partnership, sub-contracting) • Collaboration costs (i.e. expert fees) are not covered by the project, but often eligible for co- funding at local, national or European level. 28
  29. 29. 5/5 Use cases and next Steps Future activities and call for interest 29
  30. 30. Use cases and next Steps Future activities and call for interest 30
  31. 31. Use cases and next Steps Future activities and call for interest 31
  32. 32. Use cases and next Steps Future activities and call for interest 32
  33. 33. Trial results with SMEs so far 33 • € 2 million research contracts total value • € 16+ million total value for SMEs
  34. 34. Taking part to the trials: benefit for SMEs • Any interested company can take part in a free trial (including use of the platform, support from OPENiSME partners, expert selection and first contact) • Cost of expert consultancy is not included 34
  35. 35. Take a 5 min survey about Open Innovation 10 questions for intermediaries https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7WNLPYK You will be given: • Free and full access to the OPENiSME platform until 1 April 2018 • A training webinar to use the platform • Technical and methodological support to all OPENiSME services • Access to the results of the questionnaire • Access to white papers and publications on Open Innovation 35
  36. 36. Not all of the smart people in the world work for you Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems co-founder 36
  37. 37. Contacts email: openisme@t2i.it nuclei@t2i.it web: www.openisme.eu http://opentech.t2i.it twitter: @openisme_eu @NUCLEI_project 37 Marco Battistella t2i - technology transfer and innovation marco.battistella@t2i.it

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