Implementing Open Innovation Alliances


If you feel I may be able to support you in developing your knowledge and experience in preparing, implementing and managing innovation alliances, I would be very happy to get to know you. In an introduction talk we can explore your needs and jointly assess if my support can be of any value to you.

These are examples of consultancy services, that may be appropriate for you:

  • Management introduction – a first introduction of the subject matter to your management team with a discussion about if and how to plan a follow up.
  • Company scan – An assessment of your company’s maturity to outsource D&LCM or to provide D&LCM services – with a recommendation for an action plan.
  • Workshops with subject matter introductions and interactive case study sessions, preferably with real life cases prepared by participants.
  • Management consultancy – supporting (project) managers in implementing relevant business models and ways of working in you organization.

Typically these services can add value for all disciplines involved in the partnership, including sales, purchasing, product management, system architects, product development, operations and project management. One of the keys to success is to make the teams with these different disciplines effective. That requires a common understanding of the challenges involved, a common understanding of the roles of the various disciplines and a team’s effectiveness at the people level.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch, I am eager to hear about your challenges!

Find out what open innovation model may apply to your company and learn how to assess if it makes sense in your specific market and competence situation.

Once you have decided you want to establish an open innovation alliance, let’s develop the step-by-step plan to do so in a pragmatic way and implement it. Your own multidisciplinary team will learn to deliver, possibly supported by a mixture of advice, training and coaching.


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