The UK~IRC hosted a two-day conference on Open Innovation on 25-26 June 2012 at Imperial College London to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Professor Henry Chesbrough‘s Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology.
As a result of the conference a special issue of the journal Research Policy will be published entitled “Open Innovation: New Insights and Evidence”, with guest editors Henry Chesbrough, Ammon Salter, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, working in conjunction with Research Policy co-editor Ashish Arora.
Topics for the conference included:
- How does the use of open innovation impact the capabilities of the firm to engage in business venturing and strategic renewal?
- What environmental and internal factors trigger companies to engage in open innovation?
- What are the performance implications of open innovation?
- Under what conditions do the costs of open innovation exceed the benefits?
- How have patterns of open innovation changed over time?
- What synergies are available by combining inbound and outbound modes of innovation?
- How should open innovation be applied in new ventures and small and medium-sized companies?
- How does open innovation change the role of intellectual property in a firm?
- What the conceptual and empirical limitations of prevailing models of open innovation?
- What are the implications of an open innovation for individuals and teams?
The UK~IRC was pleased to sponsor this event alongside the Innovation Studies Centre at Imperial College London, and the University of California, Berkeley.