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Open Innovation Key Focus of InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme

Open Innovation Key Focus of InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme

Open Innovation is the key focus of a series of lectures and master classes which will be delivered by Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Strategy and Innovation, University of Hasselt, Belgium, as part of the upcoming InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme.

‌‌These events take place in Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and NUI Galway from 6-9 May 2014.

During the programme Professor Vanhaverbeke, will explore why the switch from closed to open innovation has proven to be more difficult than expected for many businesses, and how SMEs can most effectively use open innovation.

Many companies started to experiment with open innovation but for many of them the switch from closed to open innovation has proven to be more difficult than expected. During his innovation lecture, entitled, Open Innovation Fails Because Companies Are Not Prepared to Open Up, Professor Vanhaverbeke will focus on the most common management problems when companies start open innovation.

The titles of the three master classes which he will deliver in both QUB and NUI Galway are:

  • From Open Innovation to Innovation Ecosystems
  • Crafting Innovation Deals Between Large and Small Companies
  • Open Innovation in High-Tech and Low-Tech SMEs

 

Further Information

Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke (@wvanhave) is Professor of Strategy and Innovation, University of Hasselt, Belgium. He is also visiting professor at ESADE Business School and the National University of Singapore.

He has been published in several international journals such as Organization Science, Research Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Journal of Business Venturing, and Technovation.

He is co-editor with Henry Chesbrough and Joel West of the book Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (OUP, 2006). He is a dedicated open innovation researcher collaborating with different partners in universities and companies around the globe. His current research is focused on open innovation in SMEs, innovation ecosystems and on the implementation of open innovation practices.

In 2012, he established the European Innovation Forum with Henry Chesbrough (Haas Business School, University of California Berkeley and Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation and Center for Open Innovation). He consults and organises workshops for multinationals and technology companies, and was recently recognised by the International Association of Management of Technology (IAMOT) as one of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management over the last 5 years (2008-2012).

The InterTradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme aims to promote and encourage innovation across the island of Ireland. It brings international expertise in innovation to Queen’s University Belfast, University College Dublin, NUI Galway and University College Cork.

Best international practice is shared with business leaders, students, academics, knowledge transfer professionals and policy makers in each region via innovation lectures, seminars and master classes. This Programme is organised by InterTradeIreland, Queen’s University Belfast, University College Dublin, University College Cork and NUI Galway. http://www.intertradeireland.com/all-island-innovation-programme/

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