The Open Innovation Platform NIR-VANA is online!
The NIR-VANA platform offers added value services/tools for all those innovation advisors and innovators willing to digitally transform the way they collaborate with all the players of the innovation value network!
INSPIRE EXPERT SURVEY!
We have just launched a survey to validate our findings from 120 cases on open innovation in SMEs. If you feel your expertise may help us in validating these results, please take a 15min-survey following the link by Dec 4th 2017.
Case studies on IP strategy
The EPO, in collaboration with prominent IP experts, has elaborated a series of case studies on European SMEs which are benefiting from using IP, with a focus on the adopted IP strategy.
INSPIRE @ISPIM Conference 2017
At the last ISPIM Conference the scientific paper "‘Open Innovation: Exploring the reality for SMEs’ based on first INSPIRE outcomes was presented to a wide audience - around 500 innovation professionals from 50 countries.
Best paper scientific award to an "INSPIRE paper"!
Based on the outcomes of the INSPIRE analysis of OI in SME practices, the paper presented at the University-Industry Interaction Conference won the award. See the abstract.
The Interim Evaluation of the Fast Track to Innovation (programme which enhances collaboration between research centres and high performing industry participants) has been published.
H2020 SME INSTRUMENT impact report 2017
EASME published the SME instrument impact report which provides an overview of the first 3 years of experience (over 2,000 SMEs funded, + 31,000 applications received, + 480 M € leveraged private capital ).
Inspire at two of the major OI conferences
INSPIRE is going to share the first ‘lessons learned’ which it has distilled from 120 case studies at the University-Industry Interaction Conference in Dublin, June 7-9 and at the XXVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference in Vienna.
Profile of an Open Innovation Manager
Wim Vanhaverbeke, Jim Cheng and Henry Chesbrough have just completed a study about the typical profile of an open innovation manager in a large company.
First results of the INSPIRE research on OI in SMEs in EU!
The first part of the INSPIRE study aimed at understanding the issues affecting OI in European SMEs has already collected 308 OI case studies. Attached on overview of this portfolio.
3rd World Open Innovation conference
The Three Os: Open Innovation
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