1 rue Léo Delibes
Tours, Centre 37205

The concept of Open Innovation (OI) has emerged from concerns related to the costs and efficiency of R&D efforts. OI seeks to improve R&D by leveraging external relationships such that costs are shared and new revenues can be generated through new resource combinations. OI raises some fundamental managerial and research questions, such as: How OI is best adopted and what are the implications for change management and HR? What management and cultural issues does OI raise both within and across organisations? How are partner search and selection, relationship definition and management best approached? What is the impact on knowledge management, learning and risk management? Which IP, licensing and spin-off and revenue generation strategies are relevant? And what impact does OI have on SMEs and university-industry relations?

The 2008 ISPIM Conference - Open Innovation: Creating Products and Services through Collaboration - will be held in Tours (Loire Valley), France on 15-18 June 2008. Organised by ISPIM and supported by ESCEM School of Business and Management, this conference will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The conference format includes plenary and parallel sessions with both academic and practitioner presentations and workshops. Additionally, the conference will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local culture.

Official Website: http://www.ispim.org/conference/index.html

Added by vanderbeeken on October 6, 2007