Ecosystem of Partners - Instead of talking about just Open Innovation
When I started out to explore the Open Innovation field in collaboration with Unilever, I researched how to make the sometimes arbitrary Open Innovation into a well managed process.
Today I am not talking about Open Innovation anymore; instead the model I developed is a set of tools on how to create an Ecosystem of Partners. Ecosystems are a new way of looking at Open Innovation and collaboration, and have taken open innovation to the next level by making relationships ongoing and evolving.
Have you encountered this movement of Ecosystem of partners?
Ecosystems of Partners defined is a network of symbiotic relationships between a hub entity (initiator) and several ancillary entities (partners) formed with the objective of sharing resources to achieve mutually beneficial goals.
Looking at Open Innovation this way makes Apple a best practice example of Ecosystem of Partners.
”What you end up with is a kind of Apple archipelago—this cluster of islands in this big digital sea that are great places to hang out,”
Paul Saffo, Silicon Valley futurist
Would be great to hear your reflections about this,
Fashion, Music and Dancing have a lot to thank Malcolm Mclaren for. Back in the days, lets say in 1971, when collaboration was called partnership, McLaren and his partner Vivienne Westwood opened up a London clothing shop called Let It Rock on the Kings Road.
Obama is serious about Open Innovation when he appointed a Chief Technology Officer! It is time for even more Open innovation in the Private sector.
President Obama appointed Aneesh Chopra as the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer in May, 2009, to spur innovation and collaborative processes to solve problems and grow the jobs and industries of the future. Along with a growing team of leaders across the Federal Government, Chopra has worked to increase the potential of open innovation in areas like health IT, learning technologies, and smart grid. Continue reading
Toilet talk usually isn’t welcome at cocktail parties. Public discussions about the effects of menstruation or diarrhea are taboo in most places. Ironically sanitation often masquerades as a “water-related” issue.
The name was born at Vanderbilt 121,
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York.
While studying endlessly to get my MBA and playing hard semi-pro soccer, I was laying down the first funding bricks to what will become my future.
As of now it is still a mash-up between my street smart interests and a passion for sustainable urban development - doesn't matter whether it is within boarding or enabling the growth of a sustainable megacity.
As long as it is changing the rules of the game, people’s habits and values, I believe it is valid: “…the truth is that the best organizations and brands are the ones that strive to make a difference in the world!”
Open Innovation is the answer to all, and by being
curious of different cultures and the diversity in the world, I am keeping my track towards the future fresh.