Policies for Open Innovation

Open innovation is the purposeful exchange of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and to broaden the market for  external use of innovations. So far open innovation has focused on the organizational level. For policymakers, the role of politics in a world of open innovation has not yet been mapped.
This report discusses the newly developed framework to identify the most important directives in the area of workplace innovation and policy. This framework is applied in three countries: the Netherlands, Belgium and Estonia. The aim was to gain insight into existing and developing guidelines.

Research questions

1. What are the key dimensions of open innovation?
2. Why is it right  to develop policies for open innovation?
3. What policies can be extracted from the theory for open innovation
4. Are such guidelines used within the policies of the three countries studied?
5. What can we conclude in the field of best practices, after comparing these three countries?

This report contains the following components: extensive literature review, interviews with policy makers and experts in the field of open innovation and overvies of other sources such as government publications and databases.

The report ‘Policies for Open Innovation: Theory, Framework and Cases’ (2008),  by J.P.J. de Jong, W. Vanhaverbeke,  T. Kalvet & H. Chesbrough is attached.