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Dissemination of knowledge about open innovation in large companies

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Coordinator Göteborgs Universitet - Företagsekonmiska institutionen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 195 000
Project duration October 2017 - June 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The project application stated five project activities: 1) developing empirical material for dissemination, 2) conducting interviews with actors engaged in open innovation in large companies, 3) identifying other open innovation initiatives, 4) writing a case based on the biohub study, and 5) discussing with actors on how lessons can be further disseminated. By various activities, reported below, these goals and objectives have been met, given the revised project budget.

Expected results and effects

Lessons learned in previous Vinnova-funded studies on AZ BioVentureHub have been packaged and distributed to relevant target groups. We have conducted further interviews with active practitioners, as well as actively contributed to various workshops and presentations on the subject. Overall, this has led to reflection and dissemination of open innovation experiences. In addition, we have compiled the study´s lessons in a book of scientific nature, intended for practitioners and policy makers.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has further analyzed the empirical material, and a number of scientific articles are under review. In addition, we have conducted reflection interviews with actors engaged with open innovation in large companies, as well as more than 30 interviews in a parallel, related Vinnova project. We have written a book based on the AZ BioVentureHub case, which will be printed this fall. The material will be disseminated and actively used, e.g. in our own teaching.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2017-04412

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