Do you have an open innovation strategy?

In today’s business environment, where startups play an increasingly important role and disruptions come from unexpected corners of the business arena, embracing external sources of knowledge as part of an open innovation strategy becomes crucial!

Rotterdam School of Management launches a new programme focused on implementing such an open innovation strategy with a particular focus on the role of startups. What is the role of startups in today’s business environment and how can corporates and startups effectively cooperate? During this intensive two-day RSM Executive Education programme, you will discover the latest academic perspectives of corporate venturing and its role in the corporate innovation process. Building on company cases and your own experience, you will learn best practices from experts, and exchange knowledge and experience with your peers.

More info can be found here.

6 Lessons that Innovation Managers could learn from Louis van Gaal

This article was written before the powerful match against Spain last Friday and states that there are 6 reasons why Louis van Gaal can beat Spain: the lessons from Louis van Gaal. These lessons also translate perfectly to Innovation Managers. These are the 6 management lessons from Louis van Gaal to Innovation Managers:

1. An Innovation Manager is nodest
2. An Innovation Manager puts the individual in the middle
3. An Innovation Manager understands the power of the media
4. An Innovation Manager puts proces before outcome
5. An Innovation Manager embraces life-long-learning
6. An Innovation Manager changes tactics

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