Open innovation through interdisciplinarity

Open Innovation

Especially in research-intensive industries, the opening of the innovation process is playing an increasingly important role. Open innovation and partnerships on a cross-company scale expedite the innovation process, making it easier for companies and institutes to join forces in mastering increasingly complex technological issues.

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Complex technological issues
call for network expertise
Open innovation is an expression of a paradigm shift in the way that companies generate innovation.


In the “innovation culture of the future” the focus is on promoting and expediting innovation and cooperation processes in an environment of increasing technological complexity and of ever-shorter product life cycles and development periods. This complexity can be effectively addressed with an interdisciplinary network of resources throughout the innovation process, even across company boundaries