How to implement Open Innovation

By University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge - How to Implement Open Innovation

Open innovation is a means by which organizations look to enhance their innovation capability by promoting a flow of knowledge across their boundaries - including sometimes sharing their intellectual property.

Company boundaries become ‘permeable’, enabling surprising initiatives, prototypes and pilots by the integration of company resources, and external collaborators. In a closed approach to innovation, a company relies on internal resources only. An open process is just that; open.


How might open innovation apply to architects, those who engage them, and to accessing the knowledge and research in our universities in practice?