Open Innovation Business Based on Efficient Networking

Bernd Janson


Open innovation is based on strong networks between academia and industry. ICT developments depend greatly on open innovation due to short innovation cycles and strong competition. To build an open innovation network which operates in a regional, national and international context was the idea behind the Enterprise Europe Network which started in 2008. The overall aim is to support the competitiveness and innovation capabilities of SMEs in Europe. Today, the Enterprise Europe Network is the largest innovation network in the world. It addresses every need in the whole value chain of the innovation process - from idea to product. Bernd Janson will explain how 600 partners and over 6000 consultants worldwide work together to improve the performance of SMEs in Europe. He also explains the Network's role within Tetramax.