Fostering Open Innovation among SMEs through Social and Eco Innovation

Article provided by Chiara Gandini, Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente Open Alps is a project aimed at encouraging the adoption of Open Innovation practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), by breaking the traditional assumption that “innovation requires control and protection”, and overcoming the difficulties related to the fact that SMEs can belong to different industries […]

Open Innovation Day: Good ideas are made to be shared

Final Conference of the OpenAlps project at the “Haus der Wirtschaft” in Stuttgart The Open Innovation Day attracted over 120 participants from six European countries. The event, moderated by Dr. Sven Schimpf of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO Stuttgart, represented an opportunity to deepen interesting issues related to Open Innovation thanks to the […]

Open Innovation Day in Stuttgart, Germany

Join us in Stuttgart for an exciting Open Innovation Day! Globalisation and growing international competition lead to ever shorter product life cycles, which in turn result in higher cost and innovation pressure. In order to remain competitive on a sustained basis it is important more than ever to exactly know about customer needs and to […]

Open Innovation Trainings in Stuttgart and Pforzheim

Globalisation and increasing international competition continuously lead to shorter product life cycles, which in turn causes cost and innovation pressure to rise. In order keep up with the pace of the market it is crucial for today’s companies to exactly know about their customers’ needs and offer them tailored products. Efficiency and effectiveness of innovation […]

Open Innovation Forum 2013

Local companies learn how to benefit from international idea-generation – 60 small and medium-sized regional companies join the Innovation Forum “OpenAlps” at ebm-papst in St. Georgen The high number of participants pointed out companies’ interest and need for orientation in the field: about 60 regional entrepreneurs recently joined an ambitious innovation forum at ebm-papst in […]