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Open Innovation in the news

Mentions of Open Innovation continue to appear in diverse places. Here are a few mentions in the past day or so.

A FastCompany expert blog tells how PetMD is choosing not to adopt Open Innovation blindly, to differentiate itself from its competitors.

Jeong Kim, President of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs tells how the new joint research lab with Institut Telecom “represoecdents another important step forward for us  in realizing our open innovation strategy”.

Science Archived links to an OECD study which lists Open Innovation as a recent trend in the innovation process.

CPATH EAE: Collaborative: Learning to Build Systems of Systems

The title of this post is the name of the NSF funded project I have been working on since August 2007.


Here is the beginning of the project abstract from

This CPATH collaborative project develops the models for extending Penn State’s successful institutional transformation based on building system of systems to other institutions of higher education. The first phase of the project is aimed at adoption of strategy at Georgia State University. The second phase involves systemic programmatic evaluation of the strategy in both settings. The third phase targets extending the strategy to include an open source element. The Penn State transformation strategy, Augmenting Education of Systems-of-Systems Professionals (AESOP), prepares computing professionals who can build and support large and complex systems. The strategy contains five major elements including organizational, curricular, active learning, problem-based learning, and experiential learning components.