By : Ecole de Paris du Management
Date : 2009
Location : France / Paris
The question discussed during the seminar was: should the company bring limited changes to its own system of innovation, or would it be better to change the models radically in order to benefit fully from open innovation ?
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Open innovation has been adopted by a large number of companies including the very large organisations. With open innovation, there is an opportunity for them to cut costs, to discover and better control technologies and markets, as well as the ability to offer comprehensive solutions and make money from their skills.
However, open innovation can only work if the company adopts this approach over the long-term, if it aligns its process of internal management of innovation with this point of view, and if it makes its plans and objectives with its partners clearer. It should also maintain its own internal research and development (R&D) department if it wants to master the technical culture which is essential in order to understand the solutions of other organisations, and to integrate them into its product. However, this may lead to a dilemma : should the company bring limited changes to its own system of innovation, or would it be better to change the models radically in order to benefit fully from open innovation ?
Graduate of the École polytechnique and Corps des mines, PhD (physics). He is a professor at Mines ParisTech, chairman of the Observatoire des sciences et des techniques, and advises companies on innovation management. He was a researcher at Thales, research director at the École des mines, and technical advisor to the Prime Minister.
François de CHARENTENAY
Graduate of the École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle, PhD. He began his career at the Institut Français du Pétrole as a research engineer. In 1973, he joined the founders of the Compiègne University of technology where he created a laboratory for polymer and composite materials. In 1986, he joined the PSA group : he was appointed research director in 1992. In 2001, he created a consultancy, ITAC. He is a founding member of the Académie des technologies.
graduate of the École polytechnique. He carried out research on steel, following which he was in charge of IRSID. He subsequently managed the R&D department at Sollac, then Usinor, and finally he was head of innovation at Arcelor. He is a member of the Académie des technologies and a corresponding member of the Spanish Real Academia de Ingenieria. He is president of the working group on sector-based studies at FutuRIS.
Presentation from Thierry WEIL, François de CHARENTENAY and Germain SANZ followed by Q&A session.
The document is a report of the speakers’ presentations and the Q&A Session.
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