Henry Chesbrough at Brussels Innovation Conference
Henry Chesbrough gave a presentation on “Open Innovation and Public Policy in Europe” on Dec. 6 in Brussels. Industrial innovation processes are becoming more open. The large, vertically integrated R&D laboratory systems of the 20th century are giving way to more vertically disintegrated networks of innovation that connect numerous companies into ecosystems. Since innovation policy ultimately rests on the activities and initiatives of the private sector, it is vital that policy follows this evolution. New research and analysis on open innovation results in a series of recommendations for public policies that could, if implemented, improve the climate for open innovation to take place in the European Union.