DS 80-8 Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) Vol 8: Innovation and Creativity, Milan, Italy, 27-30.07.15

Year: 2015
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco CantaMESsa, Dorian Marjanovic, Francesca Montagna
Author: Boehmer, Annette Isabel; Lindemann, Udo
Series: ICED
Institution: Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Section: Innovation and Creativity
Page(s): 031-040
ISBN: 978-1-904670-71-1
ISSN: 2220-4334


Innovation is a precondition for the success of companies in today s markets to differentiate from their competitors. Particularly disruptive innovations are addressed in numerous research contributions, product contests and advertisements. They carry a high risk of failure and often require a high investment in research and development. (Watty, 2013) Corporate groups are often very successful in specialized market segments and with incremental innovations adapted to the needs of their customers. Regarding disruptive innovations, startups and small businesses have better capabilities capturing a new market in a minimum of time (Christensen, 2013). This paper addresses the research question how an Open Innovation Ecosystem can boost the innovation capability of its community. It describes the context of an (open) innovation system from an engineering perspective and foucses on challenges and opportunities of today s businesses. In conclusion, an exemplary case of an Open Innovation Ecosystem referred to as TechShop@UnternehmerTUM is introduced. Outlining an approach, in order to gather information about companies way to systematically implement an open innovation space.

Keywords: Innovation, Open Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Collaborative Design, Design Practice


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