Supercluster Open Innovation Map
How can an innovation cluster facilitate open innovation amongst its members?
Using the Open Innovation Map, innovation clusters can now quickly set up a strategy, structure and process for open innovation at the cluster level.
the Supercluster Open Innovation Map
Make open innovation happen
Connect "problems" and "solutions"
Create real value for members
This is just what we have been searching for. An excellent way to solve our challenges in the cluster.
Use Case: Norwegian Innovation Cluster
Working closely with the team at Strategy Tools, they helped design a working method and tool to actually focus on the needs of the problem owners, and then build the rest of the methodology around this.
How to Use It
Bring It Into Innovation Groups
Introduce it, present it, explain why this is relevant, then have groups work directly on the tool (use paper or PVC tools from Stattys). Extract and evaluate the key inputs from the first few such sessions.
If successful, and the early outcome meets your expectations, build a larger open innovation process around this tool.
Set Up the Digital Platform
(available May 2019).
On the digital platform, you can have all cluster members log in and register their challenges and problems. Use this to connect problem solvers to create solutions faster. Have the companies themselves provide the challenges they face and let them rank them 1-10 on the digital platform.
This will provide a clear visual overview on the most pressing challenges the cluster members are facing; and provide ample innovation opportunities for startups, scale ups and outside experts.
Communicate, Communicate, & Create Success Stories
Develop a professional communication strategy. Communicate well. Communicate often.
Instead of focusing on the open innovation theories, focus on the impact, the outcome and the success of the early open innovation projects in practice.