Partner profile

Open Innovation

City of Edinburgh Council, Waverly Court, Business Centre G6, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
0131 529 3183

About us

Open Innovation allows organisations to look beyond their internal resources to develop new products, services, and sources of revenue.

Since the Open Innovation Project started in 2010 it has stimulated the application of collaborative open innovation models to co-create and develop new products and services. It has done this through the collaborative effort of  partnership of local governments, universities, business support services, and other public bodies is delivering a diverse and dynamic programme of activities across the UK, France, Germany, Ireland and Belgium. 

The Project was initially scheduled to close at the end of 2013 but an extension has been agreed to build on the success of the first three years by focussing on the activities that have been particularly successful.

We offer

Open innovation is based on a simple principle.  This is that by accessing a broader range of ideas and views than those which exist or are generated within a single organisation you will dramatically increase the possibility of developing innovative new products and finding effective solutions to challenges of all types.

This principle is applied through a broad range of activities and potential business models. These models offer varying levels of information sharing, interdependance and openness and  This means that each business can select the models which are best suited to the way they like to work, their size and the sector in which they operate.Open innovation is based on a simple principle.  This is that by accessing a broader range of ideas and views than those which exist or are generated within a single organisation you will dramatically increase the possibility of developing innovative new products and finding effective solutions to challenges of all types.

This principle is applied through a broad range of activities and potential business models. These models offer varying levels of information sharing, interdependance and openness and  This means that each business can select the models which are best suited to the way they like to work, their size and the sector in which they operate.

Donal O'Connell from Chawton Innovation Services gave a presentation on his personal take on Open Innovation at 'Open Innovation, The Challenges & Solutions' in London 29 November 2011.

Here are some links to videos about Open Innovation produced by other organisations and individuals.

We support

  • Avon
  • Specialists, Experts, Research
  • Technology
  • Networks
  • Skills
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset

Benefits

The Spring 2014 edition of the Open Innovation Project Newsletter is available to download and here is our Blog

Did you find this page useful?

YesNo

Proudly working with

  • Workwith1
  • Workwith2
  • Workwith3
  • Workwith4
  • Workwith5
  • Workwith16
  • Workwith7
  • Workwith20
  • Workwith15
  • Workwith10
  • Workwith11
  • Workwith12
  • Workwith14
  • Workwith9
  • Workwith17
  • Workwith18
  • Workwith19
  • Workwith8
  • Workwith21
  • Workwith22
  • Workwith23
  • Workwith24
  • Workwith25
  • Workwith26
  • Workwith27