Knowledge is everywhere. It is no longer about who possesses the knowledge, but how to gain access and integrate it in your new product and businesses. This Is the leading thought of “Open Innovation”, asking for new ways of collaboration with project partners. Competitors can turn into strong partners. Relations with stakeholders are defined not only in terms of added value but also in terms of trust and commitment. Collaboration becomes co-creation and asks for new perspectives.
For everyone in your organisation that is involved in innovation as a team-member, project leader or manager, we have developed the Master classes Open Innovation. During these Master classes we introduce you to the latest insights and solutions for dealing with Open Innovation: sharing is multiplying!
We work with concepts like Serious Gaming, Harvard Business School Innovation Cases and Simulations. The participants can bring issues from their current working practice.
You will test your personal innovation competences, exercise with the enrichment of ideas and train your collaboration and leadership skills. You will learn to make optimal use of the diversity within a team and how to react n seemingly contradictory interests.
Your trainers are experienced professionals with an active experience in open innovation . The assignments and the usage of the concepts in your own situation make this a very effective set of masterclasses.
You can either take the complete master classes or subscribe to one or more of a pair of master classes:
* the master classes 1 and 2: Introduction and open innovation in practice
* the master classes 3 and 4: Idea development and tools
* teh master classes 5 and 6: Cultural awareness and leadership in virtual teams
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You can register by sending the registration form to email@example.com. For questions you can contact Frans van den Akker of the ISPT (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Master class 1 “Introduction Open Innovation”
During this Master class we will discuss Open Innovation as a reaction of companies to the changing world of innovation, a novel approach to be and remain successful in a collaborative environment, and a new paradigm for companies to excel and compete.
Master class 1 includes:
During this Master class the participants will explore the required competences to become successful in “Open Innovation”. They will learn how to create commitment in a network and how to design a constructive negotiation climate. Also they will learn about organisational competences that can foster and/or inhibit collaboration.
Master class 2 includes:
The context of Open Innovation is packed with ambiguities, uncertainties concerning technological and commercial capabilities but also with questions concerning the design of the development process. During the “fuzzy front end” phase ideas are generated and enriched into a concept of the desired new product or process. During this Master class we discuss the main design parameters of this first phase and practice with the development of ideas parallel to the creation of commitment in the new project team that has to be formed.
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Master class 4 “Idea Development Tools”
Team members need to be committed to the overall goal. Furthermore, the quality of relationships is very important as it defines the speed of learning within the consortium. Thus it is needed to design and apply a process that enforces collaborative progress. In this Master class we guide the participants along the ways of working to achieve this aim and hand them the necessary tools.
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Master class 5 “Cultural Awareness”
Working in an Open Innovation setting, means dealing with different (organisational) cultures. During this Master class the participants will learn to distinguish the differences main drivers per culture and how different cultures react on each other. The Master class provides a number of flexible instruments that employees and managers can use for diagnosing and resolving a wide variety of cultural issues.
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Master class 6 “Leadership in Virtual Teams”
An Open Innovation context requires not only the right tools, but also a new management mind-set. This Master class is designed to prepare participants to perform in the virtual world. It equips managers and employees with the required understanding and tools necessary to navigate and manage their global virtual world.
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The master classes are taught in English. On request we can organise a Dutch course.
ISPT Groen van Prinstererlaan 37 Amersfoort
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