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Practical Success Stories of Open Innovation

Despite years of hype and countless studies, many still find open innovation quite an abstract concept. 
This post gathers examples and key learnings from a wide range of companies using open innovation in different ways. Some companies use open innovation to add value to their hardware, while others use it to gain more information for developing new products. 

These 16 examples of open innovation should encourage and inspire you to apply the concept to your own business. Think about the different types of co-operation and your key stakeholders and potential collaborators. Consider how to motivate them to participate. The stakeholders from our examples range from product users to smaller companies, that complement the product or help solve your problems, all the way to scientists and individuals wanting to participate in order to learn new skills and gain valuable experience.
Samsung - Diverse types of collaborationEven though you might recognize Samsung from several plagiarism case con…
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