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Open innovation: new opportunities and challenges for science-to-business collaboration

  • We examine open innovation within the context of science-to-business collaboration and outline the main opportunities offered by open innovation to both businesses and academia. Two main challenges of science-to-business collaboration are also highlighted: the marketing of scientific results and competences, and the development of trust-based knowledge transfer mechanisms. Furthermore, the article shows how open innovation offers ways for overcoming those challenges. We start by providing a background to open innovation and the significant opportunities it opens up, especially for businesses. Then the article traces the parallel development in universities’ innovation systems. This is followed by a discussion of the emerging challenges for science-to-business collaboration in the context of open innovation. Finally, we conclude with some key points for future research.

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Document Type:Part of a Book
Author:Andreas PinkwartORCiD, Nagwan Abu El-Ella
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
Year of Completion:2014
In: Kliewe, Thorsten; Kesting, Tobias, eds. : Moderne Konzepte des organisationalen Marketing. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien, 2014, 285-301