Special edition: Open Innovation Week 2013 – The 6th Open Innovation Week is built through collaboration and presents extensive discussions on open innovation

Dear friends of innovation,

Hosting events has never been easy, especially when it is a collaborative one. We have had the concrete contribution of more than 500 people, which kept an open dialogue with the Wennovate team throughout the year, in order to create the 6th Edition of the Open Innovation Week.

We have had many consultations, dialogues and ideas. Those ideas were transformed into projects and those projects were presented to countless partners in Brazil and abroad. Those projects intend to keep stimulating the collaboration among diverse communities, organizations and individuals. Thus, the event serves as a meeting point, but it is not an end in itself.

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Is there any case you could share of an initiative that did not turn out as expected, but has produced lessons and ideas that helped your institution to innovate?

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The Role of the Multinational in the Innovation Ecosystem

In the interview to the Open Innovation newsletter, Professor Eduardo Vasconcellos (FEA /USP), talks about “The Role of the Multinational in the Innovation Ecosystem”, discussing Research and Development, Innovation Centres, Frugal and Reverse Innovation, Open Innovation and Global Networks of Innovation. Continuar lendo

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INOVAPUCRS: understanding the innovation system of PUCRS

The establishment of the INOVAPUCRS Network – PUCRS innovation system – was the University’s best initiative in Innovation. Much more than a park, we built a system of agents that explore, positively, the Triple Helix (university, industry and government). Continuar lendo

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Untying the nods of university-company collaboration

Regis Assao, Director of Allagi Open Innovation Services

When talking about partnership with universities, it is important to remember they have a very different mindset. Companies that are not used to deal with universities may find a lot of difficulty in the interaction. In fact, even the ones with more experience still face some challenges when involved in collaborative projects. Continuar lendo

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