CONNECTING WITH HENRY CHESBROUGH
At the 15th anniversary of the ESADE Executive MBA on February 4, 2016, Professor Henry Chesbrough gave a talk on “New Frontiers in Open Innovation”. He opened with an introduction to the Open Innovation concept, discussed its origins and shared his ideas about innovation. He provided insight into where it is heading in the future.
BACK-END OF OPEN INNOVATION
The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation has been conducting research on how Open Innovation has been realized in the back-end of the innovation processes. Open Innovation has been heavily studied at the front-end for the last 10 years. But, how has Open Innovation been realized at the back-end of the innovation process? And how has it made it to market? Research is led by Henry Chesbrough and Sohyeong Kim, the research team conducted in-depth interviews with multinational corporations. Findings will be written and shared with BIF members later this year.
HCL SMART CITIES CASE
Since Fall 2015, Professor Darwin has been working on a Smart Cities course. He has partnered with several SMEs, MNEs, and government officials to further develop the curriculum at Berkeley Haas. HCL was strategic in partnering with Professor Darwin at the Garwood Center. Their resources in technology have contributed to the enhancement of Smart Cities, which has now led to the Smart Village initiative.