Open Innovation Essentials for Small and Medium Enterprises: A Guide to Help Entrepreneurs in Adopting the Open Innovation Paradigm in Their Business


Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have to approach open innovation differently than large companies. This practical guide on open innovation is expressly for entrepreneurs and managers in SMEs. The authors provide strategies, techniques, and “tricks of the trade” enabling SMEs to practice open innovation systems profitability and enhance the long-term value of their company. Included are tools such as brokers, auctions, crowdsourcing, technology transfer, and spin-ups, making it useful for people already in business, starting businesses, or seeking supplemental material for courses.


About the Author(s)

Luca Escoffier

Luca Escoffier graduated in law from the University of Parma, Italy, in 2001. He then earned a master of laws in Intellectual Property Law in 2003 (WIPO). After some years spent in law firms and in an…

Adriano La Vopa

Adriano La Vopa is a physicist with a master in nanotechnologies. He worked in a scientific park as leader of innovative projects based on technology transfer of new materials and technologies, mainly…

Phyllis (Phyl) Speser

Dr. Phyllis (Phyl) Speser is a co-founder and CEO of Foresight Science &Technology. Today the company has a staff of over 60 employees and consultants and two offices in the US and office in Oxford E…

Daniel Satinsky

Daniel Satinsky  holds a law degree from Northeastern University and a Masters Degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. For over 20 years, he has worked with technology-related internationa…

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February 16, 2016





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