This year, the Garwood Center successfully launched the first Garwood Innovation Fellows, a Distinguished Executive- In-Residence Program, at the birthplace of Open Innovation. Fellows diversely range from international executives who want to expand their network within Silicon Valley to industry experts seeking new opportunities in Open Innovation to government officers who lead innovation policy. The Garwood Innovation Fellows worked with leading faculty to learn about rising trends within Open Innovation. The Executives-In-Residence also networked with an affinity group, peers, and MBA students on applied projects and sought out Open Innovation opportunities within their own ventures.  For more information about the Garwood Innovation Fellows, view their profiles, here:



“Through participation in the research group’s weekly meetings, I have been exposed to the conceptual academic way of thinking and researchers from around the world.”   -Philipp Skogstad


“I’m curious to learn more about Open Innovation and learn how I can apply it to social practices and smart city planning in Seoul.” –Gunso Kim


“The access to insights and resources through this role provides a great advantage to further enhance our innovation practices and abilities.”- Todd Schofield


“I am learning about the challenges and opportunities of Open Innovation. Also, to avoid re-inventing the wheel and delivering tangible outcomes faster.”- Mohi Ahmed