Open Innovation App

Open Innovation (also known as External Innovation) is a strategy for sourcing emerging technologies and other intellectual property from startups, universities, think tanks, suppliers, and other partners. Having a clear Open Innovation process is essential, especially one that is directly tied to and that supports your growth platforms and innovation portfolios. Use the Open Innovation app to identify external innovation partners, prioritize them, engage with them, and move them through a phased process of evaluation, from investigation to proof-of-concept to full innovation partnership.

Identify and Manage External Partnerships

Identify & prioritize opportunities from startups, universities, and more

Track Relationships & Projects

Easily track relationships, manage proof of concepts innovations, and implement projects

Ensure Success with Expert Guidance

Use expert advice from video tutorials to stay focused and on track

Open Innovation Process App Features

Open Innovation Pipeline

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Strategy Development Process Overview

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Identify, Prioritize, and Manage External Relationships

Open Innovation

Build Your External Partner Database

Use the best practice template to build your database of external opportunities with startups, universities, labs, think tanks, entrepreneurs, and more.

Prioritize Innovation Partnership Opportunities

Score and compare potential partnerships based on define criteria to prioritize the best innovation opportunities

Manage the Complete Open Innovation Process

Open Innovation Pipeline

Define Your Open Innovation Process Steps

Customize the steps of your process or use pre-define best practice phases to guide your relationship and project management

Manage Your Open Innovation Project Pipeline

Track and manage a full phase gate pipeline of external partners

Easily Track Progress and Export Dashboard Data

Gain Insight into Your Opportunities

Compare open innovation opportunities by various variables to gain insight and guide strategic decision making

Manage Your Open Innovation Portfolio

Use the portfolio map to identify the top opportunities across your program

Use Expert Templates to Accelerate Success

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  • Add, change, or customize your process to fit your exact needs

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Soren Kaplan

Soren Kaplan has been recognized by Business Insider and Thinkers50 as one of the world’s top thought leaders in business strategy, innovation and the consulting industry. Soren is also a Wall Street Journal bestselling and award winning author of two books, an Affiliate at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a columnist for Inc. Magazine, and a globally recognized keynote speaker. He has consulted to and advised Disney, NBCUniversal, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, Hershey, Red Bull, 3M, Medtronic, Roche, Philips, Cisco, Visa, Nucor, McKesson, Ascension Health, Cigna, CSAA Insurance Group, the American Nurses Association, AARP, and numerous others.

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