Open Innovation and planning ‘next steps’

By Fiona Delaney, CEO, Origin Chain Networks.

Open Innovation was first defined by Henry Chesborough in 2003 as “purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation”. His latest book Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business (2019) by Oxford University Press, is available here.

Open Innovation asks us to take a good look at our competition, to identify market and audience trends, to scan new technologies and to stand out from the crowd as part of the next wave. It’s risky. It’s uncomfortable. It’s a challenge. And at its heart, is imagination.

As technologists, we at Origin Chain Networks at times seek to work with artists to explore next-generation tech with those brave enough to embrace new and challenges, to work with forms of human communication that many are still unsure of and uncomfortable with.

What kind of adopter are you?

Adoption curve
Adoption Curve – with innovative early adopters (left) and laggards (right)

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