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Do you know @HenryChesbrough? He used the term open innovation for the first time in 2003 and is now working as executive director of the programme in open innovation at the University of California. According to him, sharing ideas and technology can reduce costs and time spent in research, making unused innovations more accessible to external users. Of course it is always important to protect the intellectual property rights of the original investors in research and development (R&D), but we already live in a world of abundance of knowledge and it is not possible to stop its circulation. Consequently, would it not be more advantageous to foster this exchange of ideas and skills?
According to the report Open Innovation – A Handbook for Researchers, distributed by Innovationskontor Väst (Sweden), tools such as Open data, Creative Commons and Crowdsourcing can provide researchers with new opportunities for funding projects, increasing resources and disseminating results. In fact, many funding agencies and universities are already requiring researchers to make their reports and data available to the public for free. Many companies are also changing their model for R&D, creating new opportunities for collaboration with other stakeholders.
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