Increased interest in Open Innovation from blue chip companies
Innovation is a key driver for business success and Nordic blue chip companies are focusing more and more on the importance of Open Innovation along with its upsides.
This became even more clear when ETEQ Venture hosted The Nordic Cleantech Innovation Day 2015. Experts argue that no company, no matter how big, could innovate effectively on its own. They also add that sustainable innovation involves more external relations with unfamiliar sources of knowledge, hence Open Innovation is more pertinent to sustainable innovation than to ”normal” innovation.
The main objective of the conference was to link high-growth technology members with dominant blue chip companies and demonstrate the importance of open innovation.
The Industry Partners were indeed positive and discovered interesting technology as well as new approaches to dealing with Open Innovation during the conference.
Arla Food is one of the Industry Partners of Nordic Cleantec Innovation Link, and Harry Barraza, Head of Open Innovation at Arla was one of the panelists at the conference. He spoke of the benefits of Open Innovation – not least in blue chip companies like Arla.
Click here to watch Harry Barraza talk on Open Innovation.