Category: Open innovation

Practices and visions on how to develop and make open innovation work

Key concepts and ideas about Open Innovation

Open Innovation encompasses a myriad of different approaches, but is also often confused with other innovation- related terms. Furthermore, there are many specific concepts related to Open Innovation which must be defined precisely in order to properly understand some of the coming explanations.

Why is Open Innovation convenient for destinations?

The travel market is becoming increasingly competitive. In order to survive and thrive, destinations need to be continuously improved and be innovative. Open Innovation has proved to be a very successful innovation strategy approach in many industries, and could also be used in the tourism industry.

Attracting creative residents as a key success factor for destinations

Destinations focusing its development on the principles of the Tourism 3.0 approach need to be attractive not only for potential visitors but also for potential residents, especially those from the creative class. This article presents some research findings on this issue.

Building a culture of innovation: key strategies

Implementing culture change to foster innovation friendly mindsets and behaviors should be carried out following a series of specific strategies.

Building a culture of innovation: key attitudes

As it happens with the collaborative culture, building a culture of innovation requires specific attitudes on the leaders’ side to trigger innovation friendly behaviors on the rest of the organization.

Shared decisions feel better

Empowering the local community to participate in the decision making of the destination’s development is not only a smart way to leverage the collective intelligence but also to commit the locals in the tourism business, as they are actually a very important factor in its success

Teaming up with customers & fans to co-innovate

As introduced when talking about co-creation and open innovation in destinations 3.0, some institutions in the entertainment industry are already leveraging their enthusiast customers or fans’ creativity and knowledge to innovate. This example shows how co-creation workshops are carried out in this industry.

Presidential Innovation Fellows: Co-innovating with (We) the People

Open innovation and crowdsourcing are in the spotlight due to its impact on the technology based industries. However, they are also applicable to many other fields, even the public governance, as the White House was doing under Barack Obama’s presidency.

Co-Innovation will be a new growth path for companies, Singapore considered

Collaborative innovation is not only about co-creation between private stakeholders, but also a concept to be applied to the public sector in terms of public&private partnership. This is actually what the Government of Singapore is doing

UNICEF looks “out there” for co-innovation to solve its challenges

Open innovation to tackle challenges for the greater good is at the core of Tourism 3.0. UNICEF sets a good example to follow with its program CauseTech