Open innovation: co-creating new solutions
Tackling societal challenges with political actors, industry, and civil society to develop new approaches and solutions
Open innovation intends to turn innovation transparent, consensus-oriented, and democratic. Innovation actors share their knowledge to improve the quality and social relevance of their innovation activities and to generate synergies beyond the boundaries of their own working group, discipline or institution.
Open innovation also encompasses social innovation - a type of innovation that is best designed together with users and other societal stakeholders. For this, the innovation processes must not only be transparent, but also open to different forms of knowledge and the diverse needs of stakeholders from all walks of life.