Author Archives: Stefan Lindegaard

The Side Effects of Open Innovation

Open innovation will not only lead to new ways of making innovation happen. Innovation leaders and their executives will also experience side effects. I think most of these effects will be positive, but some will be mixed or perhaps even negative. Continue reading

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Insight into Open Innovation

These insights are based on a recent interview I did with Allagi, an open innovation service provider in Brazil. I think the following benefits are the most relevant for small as well as big companies when it comes to open innovation: Continue reading

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25 Key Questions on Open Innovation Implementation

What are the key questions that corporate innovation leaders must consider as they prepare to make important decisions related to the implementation of open innovation at their companies? Continue reading

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Innovating Innovation? General Mills Makes It Happen

General Mills is one of my favourite open innovation companies. They have great people on their open innovation team, G-WIN, who are always open to sharing their insights and experiences with others. They also constantly push themselves in their efforts to make open innovation even more successful at General Mills. Continue reading

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Social Media and Disruptive Innovation

After giving a presentation on the value of social media in innovation efforts, one of the participants shared his views: “I don’t believe social media can help bring out disruptive innovation.”It was an interesting statement. First of all, I do not believe that you can plan for disruptive innovation. It simply has too many unknowns (technology or market-wise) making it difficult to plan for it. Continue reading

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Open Innovation : Public vs Private

What are the similarities and differences when it comes to open innovation in the public and private sectors? I have been wondering about this question for a while and as I gather my thoughts, it would be great to hear other perspectives. Here you get my starting views for a good discussion. Continue reading

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Statoil and Shell- Fighting for Innovation Partners

It is interesting to see how open innovation has brought a different kind of competition to market leading companies. It is the fight for innovation partners and the strongest innovation ecosystems. Continue reading

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