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Following the wake of the previous post, you can find below a selection of 2013’s relevant Open Innovation reports.

1.  Open Innovation Market Study, 2013 Edition

2013_open_innovation_market_studyThis RWTH-TIM’s open innovation study explores the market of open innovation accelerators (OIA); organizations that help their clients to include external experts in all stages of an innovation project.

Open innovation today has become a core tool in innovation management. But which is the right method for open innovation? Which are the criteria to plan an open innovation project? Which intermediary or service provider has specific knowledge and expertise in, e.g., crowdsourcing, the lead user method, netnography, idea contests, technology scouting, or broadcast search? This totally updated 2013 edition report provides a comprehensive analysis of the providers and platforms for open innovation.

We take a detailed look on the methods, cost, project and community structures, and market size. Our purpose is to support strategic decisions when planning an open innovation venture. Managers will gain an overview of the intermediaries available for open innovation and will get advice how to identify partners for their project.

We invited more than 160 intermediaries to join our survey investigating the OIA’s business model and environment, productivity, services offered, project specifics, and characteristics of their participant pool. In addition, we asked about estimates for the development of the open innovation market. Besides a lot of highly interesting findings about the market for open innovation in general and the intermediary’s role in it, we were also able to compile 188 detailed accelerator profiles.

Futher info about this report can be found at:


2. Leading Open innovation >> New edited MIT book on co-creation and open innovation

Leading Open innovationIn today’s competitive globalized market, firms are increasingly reaching beyond conventional internal methods of research and development to use ideas developed through processes of open innovation (OI). Organizations including Siemens, Nokia, Wikipedia, Hyve, and Innosabi may launch elaborate OI initiatives, actively seeking partners to help them innovate in specific areas. Individuals affiliated by common interests rather than institutional ties use OI to develop new products, services, and solutions to meet unmet needs.

Leading Open Innovation describes the ways that OI expands the space for innovation, describing a range of OI practices, participants, and trends. The contributors come from practice and academe, and reflect international, cross-sector, and transdisciplinary perspectives. They report on a variety of OI initiatives, offer theoretical frameworks, and consider new arenas for OI from manufacturing to education.

3. Berkeley-Fraunhofer Study on Open Innovation

Berkeley-Fraunhofer Study on Open InnovationOur collegues of Fraunhofer IAO and University of Berkeley (Henry Chesbrough and Sabine Brunswicker) have surveyed large firms in the US and in Europe about whether or not they actually practice open innovation. The results are very interesting. Here are some key findings:

  • Among companies with sales larger than $250 million annually, 78% practice open innovation
  • Among those companies, 71% report that top management support for these activities are growing
  • 82% of firms report that open innovation is more actively practiced now, compared to three years ago
  • None of the companies in the survey have abandoned open innovation as of now.


As another evidence of the relevance of the Open Innovation concept worldwide, you can just see the last fall issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review >> Special Report  on Leveraging External Innovation.

Finally, all those interested in these topics would really enjoy the meetings we are preparing for our next World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation [MCPC 2014] at Aalborg University. See you there!

Frank Piller (RWTH/MIT)


This year will become the year of mass customization. First, the MCPC 2011 Conference promises to become the biggest networking and knoweldge event ever. But it will be only at the end of November 2011… Before, there is a great opportunity for everyone in Europe to meet and network: Supported by the European Commission, a consortium of European companies and research organisations is hosting the Create Your Own 2011 (CYO 2011) event in Berlin, Germany, May 30 and 31st, 2011.

The term “Create Your Own” denotes a growing trend of start-ups and corporate entrepreneurship in Europe to create offerings catering to the creative consumer and serving the personalisation movement.

Together with local post-industrial design collective Cookies And Code and RWTH Aachen, EU research projects OpenGarment and SERVIVE will bring the vibrant global conversation about the future of making and selling personalised goods and services to Berlin.

The group is presenting its first annual “Create Your Own” event on Monday May 30, 2011 at the IMA Design Village in Berlin (17-20 h).  The opening event will feature over fifty co-creation entrepreneurs, makers, researchers, technology experts, policy maker, and investors from around Europe. A press conference and special exhibition will present the makers and shapers of personalisation and customisation in Europe to a wider audience,

On the following day, May 31, a full day business seminar will provide a detailed look at innovative European start-ups that are quite literally giving the people what they want. At the seminar, plenary presentations and panels will look into the market for mass customisation, new business models connected with the trend, and the latest technologies that make it happen.

The event “Create Your Own 2011″ is a unique opportunity to explore the reality and future behind individualisation, co-creation, and personalisation — mega trends that are shaping the European consumption landscape.

The CYO event has three core objectives.

  1. Give participants a thorough overview of what is happening today, what can be learned from the past, and what future already is here from key thought leaders in the field.
  2. Help people in different fields of practice to explore how they can use mass customisation, co-creation and personalisation to get more out of what they do as a creative producer. This purpose will be served by a special workshop, the “Mass Customization incubator”.
  3. Showcase some of the best and most promising products and customization offerings to a general public.

All information and registration at

Frank Piller (RWTH/MIT)