Frameworks and Models for Open Innovation: Where Are They?


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I think it is a puzzle. Open innovation is the biggest buzz in the innovation community. Almost all companies are experimenting with the idea of bringing external input into their innovation process although to a various degree.

However, there are no generally accepted frameworks or approaches besides the “Want, Find, Get, Manage” model developed by Strategic Alliance and perhaps the “challenge-driven” model as promoted by innovation intermediaries such as InnoCentive and NineSigma.

I know that several companies including Mars and GSK use or have been inspired by the “Want, Find, Get, Manage” model. I also know that many companies are using their own models, but it would be great to get some more insights on the topic of frameworks and models for open innovation.

Let me open up this discussion by asking a couple of questions:

Why are there so few established frameworks and models on open innovation?

What are the key elements of the frameworks and models used by corporate innovation teams?

What are the key issues that future frameworks and models must address?

Your input is highly appreciated.

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Stefan Lindegaard
Stefan is an author, speaker, facilitator and consultant focusing on open innovation, social media tools and intrapreneurship.


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