Open Innovation Ecosystem Playbook

The playbook is an online service that offers facilitation tools to help and guide different kind of emerging and existing innovation ecosystems.

Open Innovation Ecosystem Playbook.
What is

Open innovation?

Open innovation is “a distributed innovation process based on purposively managed knowledge flows across organizational boundaries, using pecuniary and non-pecuniary mechanisms in line with the organization’s business model”.

What is

An ecosystem?

An ecosystem is a structure as well as a process for interaction through which the multilateral set of complementary actors that link to an aligned purpose co-create various forms of actor perceived value.

Why does an open innovation ecosystem need a facilitator?

Great ecosystems need great facilitators, great facilitation needs great tools

Understand the different needs and motives for collaboration and find a common ground for collaboration.

Collaboration

An ecosystem is comprised of different actors across different organizational boundaries. They need a neutral, objective actor to understand the different needs and motives for collaboration and to find a common ground for collaboration.

Professional facilitation of ecosystems will result in better work, successful ecosystems and savings in both time and cost.

Innovation

The main jobs for the ecosystem facilitator are to accelerate innovation, develop collaboration and bring in the necessary knowledge, resources and know-how to ecosystems. Professional facilitation of ecosystems will result in better work, successful ecosystems and savings in both time and cost.

Good facilitation is about designing and managing the processes effectively.

Competence

A facilitator has the competence to support ecosystems in their different phases of development and bring in the necessary tools, methods and resources. A good facilitator will learn how to manage energy in the ecosystems in order to create a necessary feeling of trust. Good facilitation is about designing and managing the processes effectively.

Great faciliation is all about managing people, teams, networks, information, environment and energy.

Co-creation

Great faciliation is all about managing people, teams, networks, information, environment and energy. An ecosystem facilitator needs competencies such as people skills, an understanding of innovation systems and financing opportunities, co-creation skills, leadership and management skills, analytical understanding and to a certain extent, subject skills of the topics under development.

Ecosystem Facilitator Journey

See workshops for each stage

How do I get started?

Both ecosystem facilitators, and any member of open innovation ecosystem can benefit from all the Playbook tools.

An ecosystem is comprised of different actors across different organizational boundaries. They need a neutral, objective actor to understand the different needs and motives for collaboration and to find a common ground for collaboration.

The tools support different development phases of ecosystem.

You can use these tools as inspiration and guidance for your own ecosystem facilitation work or seek for new ideas in various phases of ecosystem development. The tools support different development phases of ecosystem. We call these phases explore, build and grow.

Any tools that are free of use can be edited and shared under Creative Commons license.

Any tools that are free of use can be edited and shared under Creative Commons license.

Open Innovation Readiness Tool

Test your company readiness to open innovation

The Open Innovation Readiness tool lets you test your company’s readiness for open innovation. Take the 5-minute test and see how your company scores!

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